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We asked each of our new PlayLab playwrights: 
What are three things you’d like to see AMPLIFIED in American theatre today?

>> Fellows

Erin Lerch holds a BFA in Stage Management from Boston University. Their science fiction play Crossing Flight: a tale of the post-apocalypse, debuts this coming January with TC Squared Theatre Company!

  • Stubborn optimism
  • Queer and trans voices/stories
  • Hope
Andrew Sianez-De La O is a Chicanx playwright in Boston, MA by way of El Paso, TX. He studied performance, playwriting, and creative fiction at Emerson College.
  • Culture
  • Border Communities
  • Historical Narratives
Livian Yeh is a playwright and translator based in Boston, MA. She was born in the U.S. and raised in Taiwan, and studied Dramatic Writing at NYU and playwriting at Boston University.

  • Accessibility
  • Global perspectives
  • Female/female-identified voices

>> Unit

Ana Candida Carneiro is an award-winning and published Brazilian-Italian playwright. She grew up in Brazil and lived fifteen years in Italy, before immigrating to the USA in 2015. 

  • Translations of contemporary plays from around the world
  • Space from non-Western perspectives and practices
  • Experimental and alternative dramaturgies

Hortense Gerardo is a writer and anthropologist. Current projects include a focus on secular humanist integration in systemic design engineering, and a new, romantic comedy web series featuring Asian-American and Pacific Islander characters in lead roles. 

  • Those invisible in mainstream theatre
  • Storytelling that opens to new ways of seeing the world
  • Thrillingly memorable performances that transcend our current times

Sara Horatius is a native of Boston. She currently practices immigration law and works as an Adjunct Instructor at Roxbury Community College where she teaches courses in the criminal justice and paralegal programs. 

  • Immigration
  • Religion
  • Race/women issues

Ingrid Oslund is a queer, feminist theater maker with the goal of creating bold, innovative experiences that excite and challenge audiences. 

  • Holistic, immersive theater experiences.
  • Representation of fluid, queer sexuality 
  • Plays that connect text and the physical body

Takeo Rivera is a playwright and assistant professor in English and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Boston University. 

  • Greater representation of the under-represented
  • Community accessibility. 
  • Experimentation with genre and form. 

Jaymes Sanchez is a Texan playwright, actor, director, and educator who lives and works in the Boston area. Jaymes's work portrays the complex, poetic, and underrepresented lives of people of color and the urban working class. 

  • The stories of people of color
  • The stories of the urban working class
  • Using the magic of the theater to empower the dis-empowered

>> Meet the 2018 PlayLab

HYPE MAN: a break beat play

Our 2018 PlayLab playwrights will be in the house at the HYPE MAN Studio Session, which means you'll have a chance to learn more about what it means to create brand new, vital theatre right here in Boston.

Studio Sessions are free and open to the public, but registration is required to save your space.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 10 at 7pm
WHERE: Dudley Cafe (15 Warren St, Dudley Square, Roxbury)


RSVP to Studio Session
HYPE MAN photo (L-R): Michael Knowlton, Kadahj Bennett, and Rachel Cognata.
Photo: Suhayl Photography.
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