Black Lab Theatre is committed to producing great plays that are new and relevant. Our aim is to challenge and entertain by providing audiences the opportunity to see a wide range of new works of thematically contemporary based theatre. Rather than focus on major revivals, traditional productions or outright experimental theater, Black Lab Theatre will focus on staging socially and politically relevant shows that enhance the experiential impact of theater to a new generation of audiences.
Last season Black Lab Theatre produced the world premiere of Jordan Jaffe's Crude, a satire loosely based on the PR around the BP oil spill, to a critically acclaimed Off-Broadway run at Theater 511 at Ars Nova, directed by Kel Haney and starring TV Land's Younger's Nico Tortorella, W. Tre Davis, Eliza Hubert, and JJ Perez.
With our founding roots in Houston aka "Space City", we aren't going to put a man on the moon, but we are going to approach developing new works of theater like we are trying to. Our productions are designed to cover uncharted territory in experiential theater, and engage our audiences to think critically about the world around them.