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28 Sundance Institute Theater Lab


Not quite ready to submit your application? Take an extra two weeks to perfect your submission for the 2018 Sundance Institute Theatre Lab in Morocco with our newly extended deadline.
The lab, which will take place May 6–27, is open to US and MENA theatre-makers of various experience levels with projects on any topic. With provided travel and lodging, mentorship from top-notch dramaturgs and advisors, and scheduled rehearsals every other day, take part in this unique experience as we bring the magic of Sundance to Marrakech.

The Sundance Institute Theatre Program provides a unique catalytic process of artistic engagement for independent theatre-makers in the U.S. and globally through a range of artist-driven developmental opportunities that connect, support and sustain artists across their careers.

Led by Artistic Director Philip Himberg and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, the Sundance Institute Theatre Program emphasizes intensive and limited-time interactions with high-level artistic mentors within the context of retreat settings removed from commercial pressures and other demands of contemporary life. The result is Lab experiences that are transformative on both personal-artistic and project-specific levels.

Deadline to Apply: November 15, 2017 at 5:pm EST
Dates: May 6-27, 2018
Size of Lab: Up to 8 projects

Location: Fellah Hotel/Dar Al-Ma’mûm, Marrakech, Morocco
Eligibility: US & MENA playwrights, directors, composers and librettists

Description: The Annual Theatre Lab, traditionnaly held in Utah each summer, is returning to Fellah Hotel in partnership with Dar al-Mamûn, an artist residency outside of Marrakech, Morocco. Projects will be selected from both US and MENA theatre artists. See below for Application Guidelines to the Theatre Lab.

Acting Company: If you are an actor and would like to be considered for the acting company during the Theatre Lab, you are invited to send your headshot and resume to We will review all submissions with the Theatre Program casting directors. The Theatre Program holds Equity Principal Auditions once per year in New York for US actors.
Please refer to the Actors’ Equity website for scheduling information. All actors from the MENA region will be invited to participate directly by members of the Theatre Program. Arabic-speaking actors who would like to be considered for the acting company are also invited to send us their headshots and resumes to

US Inquiries:                   
MENA Inquiries:

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