What is the lab?

The IAMA Under 30 Playwrights Lab is an artistic home for the next generation of Los Angeles based playwrights. In its inaugural year, IAMA Theatre Company continues its mission of fostering young, hip, and modern storytelling, by supporting a group of 6 emerging playwrights under the age of 30. Over the course of this one year residency, the writers will meet on a monthly basis, to share and develop their work in a peer-guided format led by Under 30 emerging playwright, Max Friedlich. Members of the Lab will be also given dramaturgical support from the Artistic and Literary staff at IAMA, as well as a ticket to each of IAMA's MainStage productions. The Lab will culminate in a each member's work being presented in either a reading or workshop, that may be open to the public.


Writers on chosen by invitation only. IAMA accepts submissions on an annual rolling basis.  Please send submissions in the form of a cover letter and 20 page writing sample to Associate Literary Manager, Anna LaMadrid at 

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