Since 2009 our black box studio space has been a hub for student scene presentations, guest artists series (Neil LaBute, Jennifer Beals and John Noble) and a host for emerging artists to develop their work. We have been able to transform the space as a proscenium theatre, alleyway and a traditional thrust stage with very little resources.
Currently we are in need of upgrading our lighting board, add additional lights to our grid, update our risers to allow for greater capacity and easier access for interchangeable staging.
Artist in Residence
Railtown has been a host for artists to bring their world views to the studio for our students and alumni. We always desire to expand and evolve with new ideas being brought into the space. What we aim to do with this program is to have the resources to host international artists at the studio and engage in a dialogue with our community.
Our artist in residence program is currently aiming to bring Broadway director Ethan McSweeny to teach a master class at the studio for the 2017 season.
The Lab has been the resident theatre company at the Studio co-curated by Bryan Demore and Anthony Shim to give emerging artists space to develop new content. The Studio has been providing the Lab with donated rehearsal and administrative support which has resulted in successful workshop productions of For the Record and the Lab Untitled Series.
Currently we are looking to expand the scope of the Lab so that it can be funded to support emerging artists, develop a writers room programme, a yearly festival workshop series and mentorship from local companies.