Announcing Inkwell Theater’s 2019/2020 Development LAB Season!

“Broken” by Aaron Braxton

“Genesis” by Leenie Baker

“Space Available” by Jennie Webb

“Abigail” by Sarah Tuft

“The Sister House”
by Stephanie Walker

“Day of Saturn” by Leviticus Jelks

“Original Tenants”
by Carole Braverman

“Waiting” by Aja Houston

“Teen Dad” by Adrienne Dawes

“Gone” by Lolly Ward

“The String’s the Thing”
by Veronica Tjioe

“Teen Dad” by Adrienne Dawes

“Gone” by Lolly Ward

“The String’s the Thing”
by Veronica Tjioe

The Inkwell Theater Development LAB

A unique program in Los Angeles, The Lab aims to bring the writer out of their office, or coffee shop, and into the rehearsal room. We believe that nothing benefits works-in-progress more than artistic collaboration, and are focused on developing new plays through a collaborative workshop process. We believe that by working in a rehearsal setting with a director and actors, a playwright can best further their play. During a six-week intensive process, writers will not only see and hear their original draft, but will see their re-writes, changes, and inspired ideas come to life. After all that work is accomplished, the play will be presented as a reading for leaders in the theatre community as well as our fellow artists and dedicated supporters.

Our watchwords are the lessons of Max K. Lerner, the namesake of our Fellowship:
Don’t focus on the negative.
Go forward, not backward.
Keep your sense of humor.

Be a mentor.

More Information about
The Inkwell Development LAB

More Information about
The Max K. Lerner Playwrighting Fellowship

Submission and Application Guidelines

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Last Season on The Inkwell Theater Mainstage

Christmas Eve. After the sudden death of her brother, Charlotte has dropped out of society and joined a commune on Gondol Island. Concerned for her safety, Charlotte’s sisters EJ and Anne build a canoe to rescue her. “Sisters Three” is an off-center dramedy about family, social media, fame, the holidays, and the perfect cupcake.

The Inkwell Theater presents the world premiere of “Sisters Three”

by Jami Brandli

Directed by Annie McVey

Featuring: Robyn Cohen, Dana DeRuyck & Kara Hume

Set Design – Lex GernonLighting Design – Joey Guthman
Costume Design – Allison DillardSound Design – John Zalewski
Prop Design – Rebecca CarrDramaturge – Diana Wyenn
Stage Manager – Karen OsborneFight Director – Collin Bressie

Produced by Daniel Shoenman & Rosie Glen-Lambert

December 14th – January 20th

A guest production at VS. Theatre

Christmas Eve. After the sudden death of her brother, Charlotte has dropped out of society and joined a commune on Gondol Island. Concerned for her safety, Charlotte’s sisters EJ and Anne build a canoe to rescue her. “Sisters Three” is an off-center dramedy about family, social media, fame, the holidays, and the perfect cupcake.