It's all about the play. Skylight's focus is on bringing the writer's vision to the stage and our programs are built to achieve that. We believe in the power of the artist to transform lives and in the theatre it all starts with the writer's words. - Gary Grossman, Artistic Director
is our professional playwright’s lab and a key player in our mission to nurture and promote new works for the theatre that speak to today's audience.
Led by award winning playwright and screenwriter, Shem Bitterman, PlayLab meets for nine three-hour sessions. Membership is by invitation with participants focuing on creating a brand new work from scratch each year. The session culminates in LAb WORKS, a festival of selected new works performed by professional actors and directors as workshops and readings
My intention is to give PlayLab members all the tools they need to create plays as they see fit. The hallmark will be openness and mutual respect.
The main thing is to offer writers a place to create freely and to realize their visions. - Shem Bitterman, PlayLab Director
When and how to apply
When: Applications are now closed.
How: Submit the following
Shem Bitterman is an award-winning screenwriter and playwright, actor and director. Working with Artistic Director, Gary Grossman, he founded and runs the Skylight Theatre’s PLAYlab, which has developed more than twenty five original plays in the past four years. He also runs the newly formed PLAY LA Workshop (based on Skylight's PLAYlab), sponsored by HUMANITAS and the Center Theatre Group.