From 2011-2014, the XX PlayLab existed as a collaborative program of the Boston Center for the Arts and Company One Theatre, designed to develop and propel new works by women to the stage. In 2015, the program honored its roots with the creation of the XX Fellowship while also opening opportunities to playwrights of all gender expressions.
• 2011-2012: HOOKMAN by Lauren D. Yee — season-long development and second-stage production
• 2012-2013: season-long workshops of three plays, culminating in public readings of two plays, and a full production of the third play
THE OLD SHIP OF ZION by Natalia Naman
SMART PEOPLE by Lydia R. Diamond
• 2013-2014: season-long workshops of three plays, culminating in public readings of two plays, and a full production of the third play. The final event also included a reading of a brand new version of a past XX PlayLab play.
FUFU & OREOS written and performed by Obehi Janice
SHELTER OF LAST RESORT by Miranda Craigwell
• 2014-2015: six playwrights were selected for one-on-one dramaturgical guidance, as well a series of guided master classes on playwriting and professional development, with a focus on storytelling that engages larger social questions, and characters that reveal the complexity of the world at large. The Playwrights: Terry Kidd, Elizabeth Addison (XX Fellow), Liana Asim (XX Fellow), Deirdre Girard, Ginger Lazarus, and MJ Halberstadt. Artistic leaders whose expertise was featured in master classes: Kristoffer Diaz (playwright), Kirsten Greenidge (playwright), Melinda Lopez (playwright), Kelly Miller (South Coast Rep/20th Century Fox), Julie Felise Dubiner (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Rebecca A. Frank (Emerson/Arts Lawyer), Anne G. Morgan (Eugene O’Neill Theater Center), Beth Blickers (Abrams Artists Agency).