Rough Draft Festival       
Wed, March 9 -  Sat, March 19, 2016
Since 2006 the LPAC Lab residency program has hosted more than 80 artists and arts organizations. The Rough Draft Festival is a celebration of artists/organizations and their work under development at LPAC. Rough Draft, like LPAC Lab, features a wide array of artists at different stages in their careers. However, they all have common bonds in passion for their work and the talent and creativity to bring it to life. I am so pleased to work with these amazing artists again on the Rough Draft Festival, and hope you’ll join us to see their exciting new work.
Lab Director, Festival Curator, Handan Ozbilgin
RD Work-In Progress


Companies/Artists that participated in a previous Rough Draft Festival under a different category are selected to be part of a longer residency with a development budget.
2016 Participants: Alberto Denis, Natalie Birriel and Polybe + Seats

Dedicated to artists/companies who have been rewarded a shorter residency at LPAC.
2016 Participants: Samip Raval, Judith Sloan

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.
2016 Participants: 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.
 2016 Participants: Carolyn Dorfman


RD New Play Development
This 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.
2016 Playwright Mentors: Andreas Robertz and Mario Golden