MTA Playwrights Lab

A first-of-its-kind collaboration between MIT students and professional theatre artists, the MTA Playwrights Lab is a weekend-long festival of staged readings of student-written work. Each writer in Senior Lecturer Ken Urban’s Playwrights’ Workshop (21M.785) will be featured in the Lab.

This year’s directors are Adam Greenfield (Associate Artistic Director, Playwrights Horizons, NYC), Marti Lyons (The Wolves, Studio Theatre, DC), and LA Williams (founding Artistic Director of the Black Directors Studio).



Director Marti Lyons will also be conducting her “Text as Blueprint” workshop for the MIT community.


Thursday 4/5 

Opening Reception @ 7pm

Program A @ 8pm

The Courting at Roya by Alaisha Alexander ‘18
Directed by LA Williams

Fireproof by Fatima Husain (Grad)
Directed by Marti Lyons

Friday 4/6

“Text as Blueprint” Workshop @ 12noon
with Director Marti Lyons
To signup for this workshop, go to

Program B @ 8pm

Sand by Kollin Wasserlein ‘19
Directed by Adam Greenfield

Tactless by Rachel Yang ‘18
Directed by LA Williams

Saturday 4/7

Program C @ 2pm

Ants by Ayomide Fatunde ‘18
Directed by Adam Greenfield

90 Seconds by Crystal Chang ‘20
Directed by LA Williams

Program D @ 8pm

Untitled by Amanda Fike ‘19
Directed by Adam Greenfield

Ideal by Alana Lidawer ‘18
Directed by Marti Lyons

The MTA Playwrights Lab is Funded by the Council for the Arts at MIT, and Music and Theater Arts.