Funded in part by a generous gift from the Amber Foundation, The Choreography Lab works to elevate and expand the use of dance in Musical Theatre. The lab’s unique programming supports choreographer development, fosters collaboration between writers and choreographers earlier in the creative process, and serves as an educational forum where all parties can strengthen and specify how dance can be used to convey story and character. Now in its 6th season, The Choreography Lab is the only curated choreography platform where choreographers and writers collaborate to develop movement for new musicals during incubation.

Conceived & Curated by Avital Asuleen

Associate Producer: Victoria Crowser

Lab Consultants: Adolpho Blaire & Christopher Noffke

Past lab moderators have included choreographers Edie Cowan, Wendy Seyb, Shea Sullivan, Karla Garcia, and Rommy Sandhu, director/choreographer Gerry McIntrye, DanceBreak creator Melinda Atwood, writer/director Marc Acito, and director Richard Sabellico. 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Applications for 2020 labs will be open soon.

THEATRICAL CHOREOGRAPHERS

Please submit the following:

  • Resume

  • Bio (100 words or less)

  • A reel of your work, or footage from a recent piece you created

  • Answer the following 5 questions (please keep your responses brief):

 

1) Tell us about your philosophy and approach as a choreographer and storyteller.
2) Of all of the work that you have choreographed, which piece are you the most proud of and why?
This can be a concert dance piece, one moment in a full-length theatrical piece, or your body of work on a full-length musical.
3) Who are your choreographic influences? 
4) Why is The Choreography Lab important to you? Why is it important for our community?

5) What are your strengths and weaknesses as an artist?

 

Send submissions by email to Avital Asuleen: choreolab@nytheatrebarn.org

Please write the following in the subject line of the email: Choreography Lab / [your last name] / Choreographer

MUSICAL THEATRE WRITERS

Please submit the following:

  • Resume(s)

  • Bio(s) (100 words or less)

  • Work samples of the work you are submitting (demo, libretto)

  • Work samples of 2 other projects 

  • Answer the following 5 questions (please keep your responses brief):

 

1) Tell us about your philosophy and approach as a writer and storyteller.

2) What is the story of the piece you are submitting to the lab for consideration?
3) Of all of the pieces that you've written, which is your favorite and why?

4) Why is The Choreography Lab important to you? Why is it important for our community?

5) What are your strengths and weaknesses as an artist?

 

Send submissions by email to Avital Asuleen: choreolab@nytheatrebarn.org

Please write the following in the subject line of the email: Choreography Lab / [your last name] / Writer

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