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Local Lab 2018: New Play Festival

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Local Theater Company
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Local Lab is Boulder, Colorado's premier 3-day new play festival of new works at Dairy Arts Center. Now in our seventh year after a sold out festival in 2017, we offer fully-staged concert readings, parties, and the opportunity for playwrights and attendees to participate in conversations that help move new plays toward full productions. Local Lab plays have gone on to be fully-produced all across the country. This year's plays are:

FRIDAY, APRIL 20 AT 7PM
Mainstage Reading: CLOCKWORK
By Emily Zemba
Directed by Pesha Rudnick

Darlene is a congresswoman up for re-election. But when a crucial speech goes horribly awry, she and her team scramble to fish their campaign out of the toilet. Meanwhile, a young girl copes with a recent move by planting a potato in her new neighbor’s yard. CLOCKWORK is a comedy about real people, real problems, real loss… and how to endure a real s*** storm.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 21 AT 6PM
Mainstage Reading: LADYBITS
By Rehana Lew Mirza
Directed by Christy Montour-Larson

Janie is an aspiring comedian who has finally drummed up the courage to step on the stage and get in front of the mic. But let’s just say it fails… miserably. But Lydia comes to the rescue, inviting her into a group of other female comedians feeling marginalized in an industry—and world—dominated by men. In the process of figuring out what’s funny, the ladies also discover what’s most valuable to them.

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SUNDAY, APRIL 22 AT 1PM
Mainstage Reading: PAPER CUT
By Andrew Rosendorf
Directed by Rachel Fowler

Kyle has returned home from the war not like he had hoped—an amputee caused by an IED explosion. Now, he’s forced to navigate the personal and emotional minefield that has become his life. Brimming with heart and love, Paper Cut is a raw exploration of the physical and emotional toll of our military, and of the signature wound of war: the loss of limbs.