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Cristina Modreanu brings Drama League New York to Bucharest for Comedy Lab

The play development process is one of the most important phases before entering the stage production process. The goals of this workshop is for emerging Romanian theatre artists to observe, learn and practice American methodologies of new play development, specifically how a writer and director work together through the revision process.  The goal is to share how a writer and director work together to develop a script. The workshop intends to reframe the creative relationship and explain how a more collaborative partnership between a writer, director and actors can potentially benefit the play.

The Drama League is dedicated to creating transformative interactions between artists and audiences above and beyond the performances they experience. We harness this fruitful, essential engagement of the theater maker and the theater advocate to enhance the professional, personal and creative development of artists; to improve the quality of new work for the stage; and to imbue audiences with a richer, more informed experience. 

For nearly a century, The Drama League has provided unparalleled training and professional development for emerging theater artists.  Each year, Drama League produces over 100 theater-themed events across New York City, including the oldest theatrical honors in North America, The Drama League Awards, and classes, panels, forums, open rehearsals, workshops, and more at The Drama League Theater Center  in Tribeca.

Comedy Lab initiated by the Comedy Theater and coordinated by theater critic Cristina Modreanu is the first step towards a collaboration between Drama League and the Romanian stage.

Lila Neugebauer is a New York based director whose upcoming work includes Lucas Hnath's Red Speedo (The Studio Theatre, DC) and Zoe Kazan's Trudy & Max in Love (South Coast Rep). Recent projects: Dan LeFranc's Troublemaker (Berkeley Rep), Mallery Avidon's O guru guru guru (2013 Humana Festival), Annie Baker's The Aliens (SF Playhouse; The Studio Theatre, DC) and Circle Mirror Transformation (Juilliard), The Valley of Fear (Williamstown), Edgewise (Cherry Lane Studio), and Associate Directing Karen O's Stop The Virgens (St. Anna's Warehouse, Sydney Opera House). As co-Artistic Director of The Mad Ones, Lila conceives/directs ensemble-devised works, including Samuel & Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot War (Ars Nova, The New Ohio Theatre). She is an alum of the Drama League, Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, Lincoln Center Directors Lab; an Ensemble Studio Theatre member; Time Warner Fellow with The Women's Project; and a New Georges Affiliated Artist.

Clare Barron’s plays include Baby Screams Miracle (Clubbed Thumb Summerworks); Solar Plexus (Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Marathon of One-Act Plays); and a boy put this girl in a cage with a dog and the dog killed the girl (developed at The Atlantic Center for the Arts, Colt Coeur, and The Bushwick Starr). She is a member of Youngblood at EST and a recipient of an EST/Sloan grant to develop Old Four Legs – a play about a prehistoric fish. As an actor, Clare recently appeared in the world premiere of Heidi Schreck’s The Consultant at Long Wharf Theatre directed by Kip Fagan. She has also appeared in Target Margin’s Uncle Vanya and The Tempest in NYC, and Masrah Ensemble’s Arabic-English production of Mud in Beirut, Lebanon.