New Paradise Laboratories
1325 N Randolph Street
Laboratories is an experimental performance ensemble that explores radical
means of expression to bend and reshape conventional ideas of theatre. We
imagine theatre as visionary experience. We use a variety of creative
strategies including company-devising techniques, cross-media design elements,
and site-specific installation. Our pieces value sudden inspiration, paradigm
shifts, and shocks to the system.
The collaborative environment of our working process influences the content of our pieces. We support an artist-as-entrepreneur model in our organizational structure. The artists we work with over time tend to be multidisciplinary in their interests: designers, writers, and producers, as well as actors. These ideas are central to our outreach and educational initiatives.
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