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The Inkwell Theater

A unique program in Los Angeles, The Lab aims to bring the writer out of their office, or coffee shop, and into the rehearsal room. We believe that nothing benefits works-in-progress more than artistic collaboration, and are focused on developing new plays through a collaborative workshop process. We believe that by working in a rehearsal setting with a director and actors, a playwright can best further their play. During a six-week intensive process, writers will not only see and hear their original draft, but will see their re-writes, changes, and inspired ideas come to life. After all that work is accomplished, the play will be presented as a reading for leaders in the theatre community as well as our fellow artists and dedicated supporters.


Our watchwords are the lessons of Max K. Lerner, the namesake of our Fellowship:
Don't focus on the negative.
Go forward, not backward.
Keep your sense of humor.

Be a mentor.


More Information about
The Inkwell Development LAB

More Information about
The Max K. Lerner Playwrighting Fellowship

Submission and Application Guidelines

Most Recently from The LAB...
By Terence Anthony
Directed by Bonnie Hallman


Libby Clearfield, S.A. Griffin, Ken Narasaki, Tyson Turrou, Diarra Kilpatrick & Sola Bamis


Produced by Daniel Shoenman,
Annie McVey & Tommy Dunn

Associate Producer
Natalie Rose

Ari Agbabian

Casting by
Lisa Pantone

Recent Productions

Last Season on the Mainstage...

A Heap of Livin'
By Elliot Shoenman


Directed by Mark L. Taylor


Jayne Brook
Didi Conn
Lawrence Pressman
Salli Safiotti


Original Music By
David Shire

Fairy Tale Theatre:
18 and Over

By J. Michael Feldman


Directed by Annie McVey


J.Michael Feldman

Matt Cook
Tina Huang
Jess McKay

Courtney Pauroso
Eileen Mullane
Corey Podell
Kimrie Davis

By Elliot Shoenman



Directed by Mark L. Taylor


Annie Potts
Meredith Bishop
Michael Mantell
Daniel Taylor