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LABORATORY THEATER is an experimental theater ensemble based in Brooklyn, NY. Founded in 2001 and led by director/choreographer Yvan Greenberg, the company creates multi-layered works that combine interdisciplinary dynamics with an appreciation of the personal and political. We use choreographic abstraction and absurdity to present socially relevant material from a fresh perspective, creating intricate and immersive audience experiences.

Through a commingling of original and appropriated texts, choreography, cinematic sound-scores, indeterminate structures, and video, Laboratory Theater's non-didactic, but radically political aesthetic challenges standard ideas of form and process and investigates the spiritual dynamics of our contemporary world.

Laboratory Theater has devised eleven original pieces, and the company's work has been presented in New York by The Performing Garage, Performance Space 122, HERE, CATCH Performance Series, The Brick Theater, Dixon Place, PRELUDE Festival, The Invisible Dog, chashama, and Movement Research, among others. In 2007, Laboratory Theater partnered with Dixon Place to initiate and craft Dixon Place’s artist residency program. The company’s most recently completed work, GIT ALONG LIL DOGGIES (2010), was co-produced by The Brick Theater. Laboratory Theater was accepted into HERE’s Artist Residency Program (HARP) in March 2012, which provides a homebase for the development and production of GENET PORNO.