The Ingram New Works Lab is a playwright’s home away from home.
Write a great new play. Enjoy radical hospitality. Discover a little Nashville magic.
The New Works Lab provides travel, housing, and a year of developmental support for you and your brand new play.
The Ingram New Works Lab is a generative residency and artistic home-away-from-home in which selected playwrights will create a new work for the theatre. During monthly Lab meetings in Nashville, playwrights receive transformative support and radical hospitality as they share and develop a new work from the idea stage to a complete draft. In addition to the monthly Lab meetings, each playwright will participate in Playwrights Week January 12-19, 2018, developing their play under the guidance of the 2018/19 Ingram New Works Fellow. During their 2018-2019 residency, each playwright will be expected to work toward the creation of a new play that will be presented in a staged reading featured at the Ingram New Works Festival May 8-18, 2018.
Nashville Rep will award up to four residencies in the New Works Lab. Each playwright who accepts the residency will commit to developing a new play from its earliest stages to a full draft. The Ingram Works Lab does not develop plays that have already received substantial developmental support or production. Lab playwrights commit to all dates including participation in monthly Lab meetings, participation in the New Works symposium week, rehearsals for the New Works Festival, and participation in the New Works Festival as a featured playwright.
Nashville Rep will provide the playwrights-in-residence: A season-long playwright-led script lab that meets once a month in Nashville, Travel and Housing for all Lab meetings in Nashville, playwright-centered developmental support, access to professional actors, access to professional marketing and audience development resources, a week-long development lab with the Ingram New Works Fellow, and a staged reading presented as part of the Ingram New Works Festival