Meet past and present New Victory LabWorks Artists creating adventuresome new work for young audiences and learn more about their projects below.

2017-18 New Victory LabWorks Artists
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AchesonWalsh Studios
AchesonWalsh Studios uncovers the true story of a famous performing hippopotamus in William Johnson Hippopotamus XIII, using puppetry to explore the challenges of immigrating to America.

beat piece
beat piece, led by Leah Moriarty, a dance artist trained in South Asian, Arabic and African Diasporic techniques, sets out to address the way we identify ourselves, our histories, our fears and our relationships, while challenging the role of the spectators in With Feeling.

Christopher Anselmo and Jared Corak
Christopher Anselmo (Atlantic, Fable) and Jared Corak develop Fountain, a new musical that explores the peculiar and perilous oddities of Florida through the eyes of a young girl as she hunts for the healing waters of the Fountain of Youth to save her ailing grandfather.

Howie D
Backstreet Boy Howie D, Grammy®-nominated Tor Hyams (Kidzapalooza, Austin Kiddie Limits), Lisa Rothauser (The Producers), Matte O'Brien (The Wonderful Mr. & Mrs. O’Leary, Peter & I, White Noise) and Tate Theatrics (The Blue Flower) pen How We Do, a new musical about a biracial preteen finding his place and acceptance in the awkward halls of middle school, as he and his new-found friends embark on a journey through musical genres.

Kaneza Schaal and Christopher Myers
Kaneza Schaal (Go ForthJack&Jill) and Christopher Myers (Caldecott Honor-winning author and illustrator) team up to consider mapping, migration and the storytelling central to the lives of young people seeking refuge and asylum throughout the world today in Cartography.

Kate Douglas
Kate Douglas emphasizes conservation in an immersive botanical exploration designed to find the rarest flower in the greenhouse: Middlemist Red.

Louisa Thompson & Modesto "Flako" Jimenez
Obie Award winner Louisa Thompson (In the Blood, Samara, Washeteria) and Modesto "Flako" Jimenez, (SamaraFurry!/La Furia!, Conversation: How to Make It in Black America, Pt. 1) create a tactile exploration of clothing and textiles in Workshop!, a play-based theatrical event.

Soledad Ensemble
Marisol Rosa-Shapiro and her Soledad Ensemble incorporate the stories of child refugees and migrants from across the globe in The Seven Ravens Project, a physical theater adaptation of a lesser known tale from the Brothers Grimm.

Phantom Limb Company
Phantom Limb Company's Jessica Grindstaff and Erik Sanko (Memory Rings, Peer Gynt, Lemony Snicket's The Composer Is Dead) employ the Japanese style of Hachioji cart puppetry to tell the story of how two young animals find common ground in Over River and Wood.

Saskia Lane & Stephanie Fleischmann in collaboration with Julian Crouch
Saskia Lane and Stephanie Fleischmann in collaboration with Julian Crouch (Birdheart, 2013-14 New Victory LabWorks) and director Melissa Kievman, meld concert and theater to tell the story of a humble, hopeful plant in The Sweetest Life, an indie-folk adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's little-known tale "The Flax."

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2016-17 New Victory LabWorks Artists
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Andrew Gerle; Blessed Unrest; Chad Beckim; Drew Petersen; Kathleen Doyle; Louisa Thompson; Maaa Theater; Only Child Aerial Theatre; Puppet Kitchen Productions; Spellbound Theatre; Tim Kubart and Mario "The Magician" Marchese; Zachary Fine

2015-16 New Victory LabWorks Artists
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Eco-Poets; Fiasco Theater; Jason Gray Platt and Mikhael Tara Garver; Superhero Clubhouse and Nate Weida; The Village of Vale; Underbelly; Urban Stages/Liz Parker, Rachel Sullivan and Spica Wobbe

2014-15 New Victory LabWorks Artists
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Acrobuffos; A.R.T./Lila Rose Kaplan, Mike Pettry and Allegra Libonati; CollaborationTown; Dead Puppet Society; Elska; Full Circle Souljahs; James Ortiz; Spellbound Theatre; Taylor Mac; The Civilians

2013-14 New Victory LabWorks Artists
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Fiasco Theater; Julian Crouch and Saskia Lane; Parallel Exit; Paper Canoe Company; The Object Group with Erwin Maas

2012-13 New Victory LabWorks Artist
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Trusty Sidekick Theater Company