The Proposition

We hold space for theater makers to share knowledge and resources to help build a stronger community for theater. We are dedicated to theater education, sustainability and bringing all voices to the stage by removing social and financial barriers.

The MISSION of this company to is to support the development of new works and a broader audience by providing incubator support to playwrights and independent theater makers to elevate their work. By holding space for them to focus on the creative aspects of their craft, we are able create opportunity for individuals from diverse backgrounds who have a shared belief in deep collaboration, that removes barriers to richer and more diverse storytelling but lack resources, both physical, financial as well as administrative.

The PLAN is to develop a cooperative with community partnerships, provide fellowships, financial as well as production support to individuals and teams who apply and qualify for our future programs. Our short term goal will be to establish partnerships with venues around the state to produce shows by coop members. The long term goal will be to build a state of the art, community space that is capable of incubating multiple companies and individual artists as a home in Central Connecticut.

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  • Theater Makers Mixer and Open Mic at Fable!

    Theater Makers Mixer and Open Mic at Fable!

    Fable is teaming up with Theater Makers Lab for a MIXER! This month we are mixing things up both figuratively and literally! Instead of our monthly social hour we are taking our community networking event to the beautiful Fable on Center Street in Southington. Lots of changes coming to our social hour including a move…

What the What? Musings on the state of theatre

  • Theater Makers and IDEA

    Theater Makers and IDEA

    We are pleased to announce our final draft on a significant governing document for Theater Makers Lab. This document was crafted by Pamela Gagnon and Jon Slifka and submitted for board approval this past week. We have formally adopted the language in this document as our North Star. We hope that other Theater Makers find…

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  • Featured Venue: Meriden Public Library

    Featured Venue: Meriden Public Library

    Shout out to Libraries across the state who allow access to Theater Makers to create public performances in their beautiful spaces. This is the first of many posts in the coming months that highlight available venues for no or low cost to theater makers and playwrights who are looking for spaces where they can present…

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  • 2023 in the Rearview

    2023 in the Rearview

    The heartfelt longing for meaning and the encouragement of some powerful friends, the pent-up energy of isolation brought on by a pandemic, and conversations with frustrated theater makers, brought Theater Makers Lab into focus and into being. Last December, a few talented theater maker collaborators, met for our first Social Hour at the FREE CENTER…

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