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  • NOT EVERYONE HAS A VENUE, and the LPAC Lab is committed to making sure that performers can find a stage, rehearsal room, even skilled technicians to develop their original work in progress. 

    Our focus is to forge relationships with NYC based artists and companies whose work relates to multiculturalism and issues of social justice, as well as offering performing arts companies and artists the opportunity to develop and perform their work. Going strong since 2006, CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL LIST OF PAST & PRESENT LAB PARTICIPANTS.    


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    The LPAC LAB is composed of two categories, 101 & 201:
    • The purpose of Lab 101 grant is to present works-in-progress (Open Dress Rehersal/Stage Reading, Lecture Demonstration.
    • The purpose of Lab 201 grant is to present a workshop production. Submission of a project history required.
    • Lab 201 must submit a page description of how to bring an audience to LPAC
    • Tech and workshop/performance must take place on a weekday (Lab 101 - Lab 201)

    Submission Process for Lab 101 and Lab 201:

    Submissions are accepted by LPAC on an ongoing basis and awards will be made based on availability of the theatres. Please send your submission to lpaclab@lagcc.cuny.edu 

    Artists must submit the following:

    • one page artistic statement
    • half-page description of proposed project
    • an excerpt of script (if applicable) not to exceed 5 pages
    • bio or resume of primary artist(s)
    • work sample
    • request for performance or workshop dates for Little Theatre.


    LAB 101:

    Artists receive:

    Up to 40 hours of rehearsal space in Little Theatre with 4 hours of technical support.

    • Suggested donation  $5.00
    • Barebones production elements (existing light plot must not be changed, sets will consist of simple furniture such as: tables, chairs, platforms, etc).
    • All workshop(s) must take place on a week day.

    Artists provide:

    • Opportunities for students of LAGCC to attend open rehearsals
    • Their own marketing and publicity efforts
    • A public presentation of work being developed (open rehearsal or workshop)

    LAB 201:

    Artists receive:

    • Up to 50 hours  (including Tech) maximum of rehearsal space in Little/Main Stage theater 
    • Up to 50% of Box Office receipts.
    • Up to 4 technical staff for up to a total of 10 hours for tech rehearsal (including load in time) and 1 performance  
    • Marketing support from LPAC (brochure, postcards, email blast, on campus posters, etc)


    Artists provide:

    • Promote your event and build an audience.
    • Opportunities for students of LAGCC to attend open rehearsals
    • Spread the word in the artistic community for LPAC Lab.
    • Become our Friend on FB, follow our blog: http://www.laguardiaperformingartscenter.blogspot.com/ 
    • Always include the following statement on your marketing materials:  “This piece partially developed through The LPAC Lab Program”