Love and Communication

Play Lab

Play Lab: Serving the Community of Writers in the Delaware Valley

The Passage Theatre Play Lab is a group of New Jersey writers who meet regularly throughout the year under the auspices of Passage Theatre to read and critique each others’ work. These meetings lead to a public festival of readings or one acts at Passage Theatre’s Mill Hill Playhouse, which gives the writers a chance to see the work they’ve been developing throughout the year realized in front of a live audience.

Passage patrons have seen the work of Lab members on the mainstage with David Lee White’s Blood: A Comedy (2009), Slippery as Sin (2012), James J. Christy’s Love and Communication (2010), and R.N. Sandberg’s Roundelay (2013).

The Passage Theatre Play Lab has a limited membership. Writers interested in becoming a future member should contact us at Please attach a resume and writing sample. Current members include:

headshot MAK Michele’s play The Text of Sex premiered in FringeNYC 20014 and was a finalist for the Susan Glaspell Award at Centenary Stage Company’s Women Playwrights Series 2012. [More...]
Ian August Ian August (Lawrence, NJ) is a playwright and lyricist, and a founding member of the Play Lab. [More...]
James J. Christy James Christy (Princeton, NJ) was the first playwright from Passage's Play Lab to have one of his plays produced as part of the mainstage season: 2010's Barrymore-winning Love and Communication. [More...]
Lynne Elson is an award-winning playwright and much sought after teacher. [More...]
Fuller Dr. Ivan Fuller serves Rider University’s Westminster College of the Arts as professor of theatre, chair of the Theatre & Dance Department and Associate Dean of the School of Fine & Performing Arts. [More...]
Jacqueline Goldfinger Headshot 2014 Jacqueline Goldfinger is a playwright, teaching artist, and dramaturg. [More...]
Playwright Headshot Ken Kaissar’s adaptation of Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales was commissioned by Columbia University in 2008. [More...]
Greg Greg Nanni is a playwright, comic book writer, and marketer living in the Philadelphia area. [More...]
BarryMPuttJr Barry M. Putt, Jr.'s plays have been performed throughout the U.S. and in Canada. [More...]
sandberg-robert R. N. Sandberg’s plays have been seen in Australia, Canada, England, Japan, Panama, and South Korea as well at theaters throughout the U.S. [More...]
vile Bradley Vile, a native of Southern New Jersey, is an actor and playwright whose work has been produced in Chicago, Nashville, Newark, White Plains, and [More...]


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