Performance Lab 115 is an actor-driven experimental theater company dedicated to creating works that explore the depth and fragility of human connection. They are an ensemble and approach all projects as a collaborative team, each with an equal voice in the process and an equal stake in the product. Through this experimentation they strive to challenge their audience on an intellectual, spiritual and visceral level. Since its inception in 2005, the company has produced 7 shows and 5 multimedia projects including FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award-winners God’s Waiting Room (2005), A Small Hole (2006) and Mourn the Living Hector (2008). Their work has been performed in New York at P.S.122, HERE Arts Center, Galapagos, Dance New Amsterdam, CSV, The Kraine, chashama, and collective:unconscious, as well as the Merlin International Theater in Budapest, Hungary. Caucasian Chalk Circle, currently in LMCC’s Swing Space program, was originally developed through Mabou Mines’ Resident Artist Program and will be produced in June 2009 as part of The Chocolate Factory’s spring season.

Performance Lab 115 tackles Brecht’s epic tale of responsibility in times of chaos to close out The Chocolate Factory’s Spring 2009 season. Drawing on imagery from current and past economic crises, PL115 presents a bold new approach to Brecht: as a classic American fable.

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