AlterLab 2018-19

AlterLab Playwrights

Laura Shamas, Diana Burbano, Julie Hébert, and Elana Dykewomon (with Alice the dog) gather for their first writers' weekend. 

Diana Burbano

Ghosts of Bogotá (working title)

A story of three siblings and family secrets separated by time, language, and geography.  

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Diana Burbano

Ghosts of Bogotá (working title)

A story of three siblings and family secrets separated by time, language, and geography.  

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Elana Dykewomon

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Award-winning novelist and author crafts a new play about the moral dilemmas we encounter when asked to help those close to us die. 

 

 

Andrew Saito

Br'er Peach

Former Andrew W. Mellon Foundation resident playwright at Cutting Ball Theater, Andrew Saito has lived all over the globe, working with theater artists in Peru to Papua New Guinea.

Inspired by the author's uncle, the great state of Georgia, and the Momotaro tale. 

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Julie Hébert
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A San Francisco Playhouse commission.  

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Laura Shamas

Merrion Square (working title)

Back when Bram Stoker was a theater critic and before Oscar Wilde was a wit about town... 

 

NEW VOICES FOR TOMORROW'S THEATER

Like our artists, our plays include works by the best playwrights of today--including Pulitzer Prize winners Arthur Miller, Lynn Nottage, Nilo Cruz--and the best emerging playwrights.



Larissa FastHorse

AlterTheater commissions a playwright every other year to write a new play for our company. Our commissioned playwright works closely with the ensemble to create a story that tackles issues in our community, and that can shine in our unique storefront performance spaces.


An AlterTheater’s dream since our inception has been playwrights creating new work for our ensemble of artists. It took us four years: in 2008 we commissioned our first playwright, award-winning San Francisco poet/playwright Brian Thorstenson.





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