Approximate Running Time: 2 hrs.
Recommended Age: 12 and Up

8th Anniversary Production!
Don’t miss the limited engagement of this one-of-a-kind night of theater featuring The Rep’s highly-lauded Emerging Professionals Ensemble.

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Letters from Quebec to Providence in the Rain by Don Nigro
Directed by Simon Evans
Featuring: Anthony Baldasare, Brade Bradshaw, Erin Logan, Kelsey Rodriguez

An old letter hidden in a book. A mysterious femme fatale. A dark secret. Blurring fact with fiction, romance with horror, this play serves up a slice of Lovecraftian delight.

Linus and Murray by Leah Nanako Walker
Directed by Nabra Nelson
Featuring: Brade Bradshaw, Kelsey Rodriguez

Linus is a cat. Murray is a dog. They are neighbors. Through conversations on ownership, politics, identity, and peeing on the furniture, this unlikely duo explore the true meaning of friendship.

Missed Connection (from an Anonymous Craigslist Post) adapted by Sophiyaa Nayar, based on a concept devised by Leda Hoffmann
Directed by Sophiyaa Nayar
Featuring: Annelyse Ahmed, Anthony Baldasare, Kim Giddens, Trachel Yvette Green, Erin Logan, Alex Morales, Daniel Stock

Conceived from a real-life Anonymous Craigslist Missed Connection ad, one man chronicles a lifetime of love that defies time and space.

One for the Chipper by Adam Seidel
Directed by Dylan Sladky
Featuring: Anthony Baldasare, Kim Giddens, Trachel Yvette Green, Alex Morales, Daniel Stock

Coach Chip’s Little League team hasn’t won a game all season. But as they prepare for their last game, Chip is determined to inspire his less-than-enthusiastic players.

Something Like Loneliness by Ryan Dowler
Directed by Frank Honts
Featuring: Annelyse Ahmed and Alex Morales

Dan shows up at his neighbor Mia’s house with a Tupperware and an unusual request. What unfolds is a beautiful exploration of love, loss, loneliness, and redemption.

The Lachrymatory Factor by Clare Barron
Directed by Cortney McEniry
Featuring: Kim Giddens, Trachel Yvette Green, Erin Logan

Lachrymatory (noun): causing the shedding of tears. When Mandy introduces her NYE party guests to tear-free onions, little does she know what secrets the now-innocuous vegetable will expose.

Welcome, Parents by Nick Jones
Directed by Frank Honts
Featuring: Brade Bradshaw

“Well, hello parents. This is it. The big night. The moment you’ve been waiting for.” A week-long drama camp has come to an end, and before the kids’ performance starts, the drama teacher has a few things to say.

Devised Piece
Directed by Simon Evans and Sophiyaa Nayar
Featuring: The EPR Ensemble

Crafted especially for Rep Lab by the 2017/18 Acting and Directing Emerging Professional Residents, the Devised Piece is a piece of original theater that combines text and movement generated through an organic, collaborative process.

Play titles subject to change based on final licensing availability.



February 15 – 19, 2018
Stiemke Studio


Rep Lab is sponsored by 
Gordana and Milan Racic