Through a year-long series of monthly meetings, the Pipeline PlayLab serves as a workshop for playwrights to build new plays with constructive feedback from other playwrights, directors, and the artistic staff of Pipeline. These 8 outstanding artists will be in residence with the PlayLab through July 2016.
Princess Clara of Loisaida
About Matt: The Village Voice once called Matt “occasionally witty.”
About the Project: When José finds out the fairy tales he’s been telling his little sister, Clara, might be true he is forced to fight a magical battle for her destiny. More
Hags, Mopes and the End of All Existence
About Jen: Jen Browne is a Brooklyn based playwright and actor with a major affinity for big magical ideas.
About the Project: Hags and Mopes have been married a long time, too long, so maybe it’s not so bad there’s a comet heading straight toward them, the end is finally near. More
The Mermaid Parade
About Gina: Gina explores big ideas through intimate stories and dreams on a daily basis.
About the Project: Islande thinks there’s a mermaid in Coney Island but Biron, recently deployed to Iraq, is not so sure. More
The Puppet Show
About Reina: Reina writes plays that usually contain magic, and sometimes contain science.
About the Project: The Puppet Show is a play about saving the world through children’s television, containing two actors and many, many puppets. More
Jacob Marx Rice
Untitled Egg Play
About Jacob: Jacob writes plays about all the ways human beings fail. Usually they’re comedies. But people always end up crying.
About the Project: Nicole is trying to unboil an egg. And not fall in love. And stop thinking about Allie. And get Humpty Dumpty to leave her alone. More
The Great Porn Caper
About Donaldo: Donaldo is an actor, writer, filmmaker, and producer. First generation American, his family is from Panama.
About the Project: The Great Porn Caper is a high octane comedy about Tesla, Edison, and inadvertently the porn industry. More
Untitled Outer Space Religion Play
About Callan: Callan is a playwright. She enjoys writing, reading, Scottish Country dancing & traveling. She hopes to one day be a very old playwright. She does not want to be mummified.
About the Project: Untitled Outer Space Religion Play is about a young woman confronting the religion she no longer believes and committing the ultimate expression of faith: self-mummification. More
Amy E. Witting
Eleven Shades of Blue
About Amy: The first readings of Amy’s plays take place in her apartment over lasagna and that’s where she believes the magic happens.
About the Project: Four women from different times touch the sky, swim with the fish, and experience the details of a timeless Coney Island. More