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New Play Development Lab

Oct. 14 - Dec. 2, 2022

What is the lab?

Experience play creation in a fast-paced, professional environment! Work with playwright and Education Director Stephanie Temple to develop new play ideas for young audiences. During this devised theatre workshop, we’ll take the spark of an idea, improvise scenes and create unique characters for plays in development. This is an exciting opportunity for actors and budding playwrights alike! (*There is no play produced or final performance in the Lab.) Learn more about the Lab and the current projects HERE.


How do I apply?

Interested students should complete this APPLICATION FORM or email for more information. Once accepted into the Lab, you’ll be sent a code for FREE registration. We’re looking for creative, focused, and reliable students who work well with others.


Students: Grades 8-12


Day/Time: Fridays, 4:30 - 6:30 pm


Dates: October 14 - December 2, 2022 (No 10/7, 11/4, 11/25, 7 meetings)


Instructor: Education Director Stephanie Temple


Location: Onsite at NCTC


Tuition: FREE


NCTC's Health & safety policies

NCTC follows the guidelines set by the Center for Disease Control, the California Department of Public Health, the San Francisco Public Health Department for in-person activities. All students and NCTC staff must show proof of COVID vaccination in order to participate. Masks are recommended but not mandatory during class and families are expected to self-screen students for any Covid-related symptoms prior to arrival and keep them home if they are sick. Families are also expected to report any COVID exposures or positive testing for their child. NCTC will alert families of any known exposures during class. During performances, masking will be optional for performers and mandatory for the audience.


NCTC has upgraded our facilities, installing new air sanitizers, more sanitizing stations, and implementing additional cleaning protocols. Hydroxyl Generators that sanitize air and surfaces will be run throughout the space before and after performances. Our ventilation system exceeds approved ACH (air change per-hour) standards and our air filtering exceeds approved MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) standards.

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