Rough Draft Festival 2016


"Since 2006 the LPAC Lab Residency Program has hosted more than 80 artists and art organizations. The Rough Draft Festival is a celebration of artists/organizations and work has been developed at LPAC. Rough Draft like LPAC lab features a wide array of artists at different stages of their careers.  But one thing brings them all together passion, creativity and talent.  I am so pleased to work with them again on the Rough Draft Festival.“

LAB Director, Festival Curator, Handan Ozbilgin 




RD events are followed by Q&A Sessions.

Readings and Lab are FREE.



Rd Categories:


The RD LAB is dedicated to artist/companies who have been rewarded in a shorter residency at LPAC.

Rd 2016: Samip Raval, Judith Sloan



RD Work In Progress Performances

Companies/Artists participated previous RD under a different category selected to be part of a longer residency with a development budget.

Rd 2016: Alberto Denis, Natalie Birriel and Polybe + Seats



Rd New Play Development

RD New Play Development Residency is dedicated to the development of new plays. We do so by offering a creative home, development readings with mentors, rehearsal room, skilled technicians, connections to actors and directors, and a stage reading at RD.

Rd 2016 Playwright Mentors: Andreas Robertz and Mario Golden



RD international:

This project is the first in LPAC’s newly established three-year initiative “The Balkan Project” intended to create new, collaborative theatre pieces with resident theatre company Built for Collapse and already established international theatre partners in Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Albania and Serbia. These collaborations will allow LPAC and partners to enrich their current artist development initiatives and support for emerging, international work, through the sharing of ideas and practices, and the exposure to new audiences both in New York City and abroad.


Rd 2016: Ikinci Kat (turkey), Vox Populi ( Bulgaria)



RD Workshop

Led by acclaimed artists/companies, RD workshop introduces creative experiences and brings a diverse group of participants  together. LAGCC’s student body and community is encouraged to participate.

Rd 2016: Carolyn Dorfman