By Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, for SouthFloridaReporter.com, Sept. 23, 2015 – Theatre Lab, a professional venture specializing in new, developing and thought-provoking work, has opened as the resident company based at Florida Atlantic University under the leadership of Louis Tyrrell, the founder of Florida Stage.
A range of projects will provide residents another source of professional theater offerings in Boca Raton which has lost five companies in the past two years. It also gives FAU students the chance to work alongside theater artists in real world conditions.
The undertaking will operate as a non-profit organization under the auspices of the FAU Foundation and will start with a budget under $500,000 the first year.
The first season beginning next month will consist of staged reading-style events in a 150-seat venue temporarily created on the ground floor of the two-year-old Parliament Hall dormitory.