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The Lab

Our professional development efforts include inviting generous, accomplished, lovely theatre artists in the U.S. and U.K. to share with us their wisdom and expertise.

Friends of Telling Humans

Jack Phillips Moore
Dramaturg & Director, New Artists & Dramaturgy Pipeline, Public Theatre, NYC

Audrey Sheffield
Director, UK, Theatre503, Kiln, Old Vic, National Theatre

Deirdre O'Halloran
Dramaturg & Literary Manager, Bush Theatre, UK

Michael Menendian
Raven Theatre, Chicago

Terry McCabe
Artistic Director & Author, CityLit, Chicago​

Michael Stevenson
Producing Artistic Director, Capital Stage, Sacramento, CA

Gwydion Suilebhan
Executive Director of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation and the Project Director of the New Play Exchange for the National New Play Network

Kevin Amer
Acting General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights for the United States Copyright Office

Audrey Sheffield
Director, UK; Theatre503, Kiln, Old Vic, National Theatre


Through a directorial and creative-team lens, Sheffield will be guiding Telling Humans through a deep dive into Asylum or Madness & the Whole Thing There, by TH Founding Member, Patricia Krahnke.


Alex Knott 
Artistic Director, UK; Old Red Lion Theatre; Joint Producer, Boxless Theatre and Bag of Beard Theatre


Knott will be taking Telling Humans through writing exercises inspired by his work with Simon Stephens.

Kate DeVore

Theatre voice, speech, and dialect coach. Acting Studio Chicago. 

Kate will be working with us to analyze the dialect in one of our members' plays. 

Rooney G

Rooney G is a stage manager in Chicago who has done work for Invictus Theatre.


Rooney G just returned from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as part of "MacBeth by the Sea, and will discuss their performance report; the role of the stage manager during production; and any other topics we might have questions about.

". . . only the great dare to bring light to the issueless predicament of existence."
Samuel Beckett
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