Since its founding, On the Boards has hosted various performance series that allow local artists to share new works and works-in-progress. The name of these programs evolved over time — from Choreography, Etc. to Second Sunday Series, to 12 MINUTES MAX, a Performance Exhibition to Open Studio — but the idea remained the same: a series of experimental performances, collectively organized for audience members, and a community of artists who want to participate in the process of creating art.
What began as a dance program has shifted to include theater, music, film, installations, and much more. OtB relaunched this program in 2018, and titled it Performance Lab, a quarterly series co-curated by local artists and Charles Smith, Director of Program Management. Each installment includes facilitated artist feedback along with an opportunity for each artist to discuss their performance with the audience. Additionally, Performance Labs are presented in both the Merrill Theater and the newly refreshed Studio Theater.
19/20 Performance Labs
Oct 16: Performance Lab: In the Round
Co-curated by Curatorial Administrator Charles Smith and artist KT Kusmaul.
7PM in the Merrill Theater
Jan 15: Performance Lab
Co-curated with Hatlo
In the Merrill Theater
Application available soon! Deadline Dec 1, 2019
Apr 29: Performance Lab
Co-curated with Dakota Camacho
In the Studio Theater
Application available soon! Deadline Mar 11, 2020