The Performance Lab

The Performance Lab Series is an opportunity to present completed works, works in progress, or experimental concepts in a studio theater setting. Produced two to three times a year, each Lab is tentatively scheduled for one performance, the number of applicants and acceptances determining the necessity of an additional performance. Pieces are selected on their own merit and the overall content of the show to ensure a well-balanced and inspired evening. If your piece is not selected to be presented, please re-submit as every evening is different. Early submission is recommended as space is limited.


The Lab, held in Steps Studio Theater, provides discounted rehearsal space, one spacing and a tech rehearsal, and limited advertising. Early submission is encouraged, as space is limited.

Performance Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017 @ 8:00pm
Location: Steps Studio Theater, Steps on Broadway 2121 Broadway @ 74th St., 3rd FL

Application Deadline: April 24, 2017 (accepted Artists will we notified by April 27). Submissions for this lab should reflect the Artist’s current concern and/or the relationship between politics and the arts. Artists are encouraged to apply early as performance slots fill up quickly.


What you need to apply:

  1. Application form – Click here to fill out the form.
  2. $25 Application fee
  3. Link of the proposed work included in the form (please note highly edited video will NOT be accepted)
  4. Choreographer’s Bio

Please email all questions to with PERFORMANCE LAB SERIES in the subject line.

Information about the submitted works:
Works should be a minimum of 2 minutes and a maximum of 10 minutes in length. All pieces will be stopped at 10 minutes
All styles of dance and Multidisciplinary works are encouraged to apply.

If accepted
The piece will performed one time for one night only.


Performance Rental Purchase