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).


Actors include IRNE and Elliot Norton award-winner Marianna Bassham, Adrianne Krstansky (Huntington Theatre Company’s Come Back, Little Sheba), Jackie Davis (Speakeasy’s Curious Incident…), Cody Sloan (Speakeasy’s Men on Boats), Sarah Bedard, Brandon Green, Margo Buckley, Miranda ADEkoje, and Jordan Clark (Central Square Theater’s Journey to the West).


Director Marti Lyons will also be conducting her “Text as Blueprint” workshop for the MIT community.
The First Annual Playwrights Lab Schedule

Program A: Thursday April 5th at 8pm

“Text as Blueprint” Workshop: Friday April 6th at 12noon

Program B: Friday April 6th at 8pm

Program C: Saturday April 7th at 2pm

Program D: Saturday April 7th at 8pm

** Participating Writers will be announced later in the semester **

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