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labworks 2015 title box TIPS FOR JESUS

staged reading

written by Tim Furlong
directed by Lila Tabatabaee

Conrad joins his sister, Lisette, on the day that her internet company is making their IPO. When an a news story surrounding the quirky founder of the company goes viral, this sibling relationship, the nature of capitalism and the tenets of the digital age are put in to question, as Conrad tries desperately to recoup the money he lent his sister so she could pursue her dream.

Cast in Alphabetical Order:
Jimmy Lyons, Melanie Lyons, Alex Weed

Skylight Theatre / SkyLab


1. What inspired you to become a writer?Tim Furlong, PLayLab writer, Skylight Theatre Compay

Woody Allen's play, DON’T DRINK THE WATER

2. What's the one piece of advice that you were given that's really stuck with you?

Nobody enjoys writing, but having written is one of the best feelings in the world.

3. What's your favorite thing about writing for the theater?

The immediacy.

4. What's the best play you've seen in the last year (and where)?

Too many to choose!

5. Where's your favorite place to go in L.A?

See question #4!

LAb WORKS is a festival of new plays by our resident PLAYlab writers performed as workshop productions and as readings in our 'black box' theatre. These are truly new plays; each year the PLAYlab writers begin and complete a new play from scratch. 

Join the creator IN-Konversation immediately following. This moderator assisted chat allows the writer to immediately solicit audience feedback to further advance their project. It's a unique opportunity for the writer to ask pointed questions about what works and what doesn't.

INKubator is our development program and includes:
    ▪    Play Reading Series, works from across the greater Los Angeles area
    ▪    PlayLab, invitation only professional play writing laboratory
    ▪    LAb Works, annual festival of new plays from the PlayLab writers
    ▪    INK Works, extended workshop series
    ▪    SOLOmojo, solo performance intensive
    ▪    unAUTHORized, writing workshop for 18-28 year olds
    ▪    The Lyric Project, teen lyric writing workshops taught in LA high schools and detention centers culminating in a Concert of new songs