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2014................ February 6 & 7: two in-progress performances of the full-length GENET PORNO in HERE's CULTUREMART festival.  
2013................

November 19: Benefit in-progress performance of GENET PORNO at HERE, no production elements. The first time the company performs the full-length show for an audience.

March–October: GENET PORNO rehearsals resume to lay the goundwork for the full-length show.

February 22: performance of the Bolero dance from GENET PORNO in CATCH → AUNTS at The Invisible Dog in Brooklyn.

January 28 & 29: two performances of the first 40 minutes of GENET PORNO in HERE's CULTUREMART festival.

 
2012................

October 7: work-in-progress showing of first 25 minutes of
GENET PORNO at HERE.

August: GENET PORNO rehearsals resume.

June 28–30: The Performing Garage Visiting Artist Program presents GIT ALONG LIL DOGGIES.

May: Transition; rehearsals begin for a June remount of GIT ALONG LIL DOGGIES at The Performing Garage.

March: Yvan Greenberg is selected to become one HERE's resident artists as part of the HERE Resident Artist Program (HARP), for the development and production of GENET PORNO.

January: Rehearsals for GENET PORNO continue.

 
2011................

September 20: Special informal showing of in-progress material from GENET PORNO at Dixon Place.

January: Rehearsals begin again for a new work based on Jean Genet's novel "Our Lady of the Flowers," GENET PORNO.

 
2010................

October 14–30: Premiere of GIT ALONG LIL DOGGIES, a co-production with The Brick Theater.

September: Focus of rehearsals narrows to preparing GIT ALONG LIL DOGGIES for October premiere, a co-production with The Brick Theater.

June–August: Time is divided between rehearsing GIT ALONG LIL DOGGIES and rehearsals for a new work in response to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, based on Ronald Firbank's play "The Mauve Tower." In August, the company does two video shoots of material to be used in the creation of GENET PORNO.

February–May: Rehearsals for GIT ALONG LIL DOGGIES.

January: Changes in personnel. Rehearsals continue for a while on the new Genet piece. Mid-month, the company begins rehearsing/reworking GIT ALONG LIL DOGGIES for a fall premiere.

 
2009................

August–December: Rehearsals begin for a new work based on Jean Genet's novel "Our Lady of the Flowers."

June 13-24: Three premiere performances of LE MIRAGE in The Brick Theater's Antidepressant Festival.

Spring: Return to work on LE MIRAGE.

February 25: Two work-in-progress performances of the new cowboy piece, tentatively titled GIT ALONG LIL DOGGIES at the new Dixon Place, 7pm & 9pm.

 
2008................

Fall: Rehearsals begin on new work, a cowboy piece / western.

April 13-30: Premiere performances of SHERRI ZAHAD AND HER ARABIAN KNIGHTS at The Tank @ Collective: Unconscious.

 
2007................

Fall: More changes in personnel. Rehearsals for SHERRI ZAHAD AND HER ARABIAN NIGHTS.  Work on LE MIRAGE suspended in order to finish SHERRI ZAHAD.

September 28: In-progress performance of Mvmt. 3 from SHERRI ZAHAD AND HER ARABIAN NIGHTS and a demonstration of dances from LE MIRAGE in the Prelude Festival '07 presented by the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in the CUNY Graduate Center. (The title EL MIRAGE became LE MIRAGE as the focus of the piece shifted from Spanish-speaking subjects to French-speaking subjects.)

Summer: Certain company member's schedules do not permit working straight thru the summer on SCHEHERAZADE. The other members of the company begin work on another new piece, working title: EL MIRAGE. The title of SCHEHERAZADE becomes SHERRI ZAHAD AND HER ARABIAN NIGHTS

Spring: Changes in personnel. Back into rehearsals on SCHEHERAZADE. A lot of changes are made to the concept of the piece.

February 1 - 24: Dixon Place's first Artists-in-Residence, to develop and present six in-progress showings of the new work, SCHEHERAZADE.

 
2006................
October: The company begins work on a new piece based on The Arabian Nights.

August: Extension performances of MAGIC MONKEY DANCE COMPANY in the $ellout Festival at The Brick Theater.

June: Performances of MAGIC MONKEY DANCE COMPANY in the $ellout Festival at The Brick Theater.

 
2005................

September: The company begins work on a new piece titled MAGIC MONKEY DANCE COMPANY.

July 28 & 29: Performances of QUERELLE QUARTET and COMING FORTH BY DAY presented by The American Living Room Festival at HERE Arts Center.

April - July: Regular rehearsals for QUERELLE QUARTET and COMING FORTH BY DAY. QUERELLE QUARTET especially undergoes some serious revamping.

April 1 & 2: In-progress performances of QUERELLE QUARTET and COMING FORTH BY DAY presented by Dixon Place at 258 Bowery. On the second night, we try a very short "Rumsfeld Intro" at the top of the show and in QUERELLE QUARTET, for the first time, begin substituting the word "orchid" for a variety of words in the Querelle screenplay dialogue.

 
2004................
September: Work begins on two new pieces, QUERELLE QUARTET and COMING FORTH BY DAY.

August 12 & 13: Performances of E.R. RENDEZVOUS presented by The American Living Room Festival at HERE Arts Center.

June & July: Work begins on THE FLOATING BONE. Recordings are made of the company performing "The Star Music Sex Ritual" and the company improvising dialogue to the movie "2001: A Space Odyssey".

March: The piece formerly known as An Abe Studio E.R. Pilot «Rendezvous» is retitled as
E.R. RENDEZVOUS.

February 17 & 18: In-progress performances of An Abe Studio E.R. Pilot «Rendezvous» presented by Dixon Place in Chashama basement at 111 W. 42nd St.

 
2003...............

October - December: Regular rehearsals commence to work on the new piece. (Working title: An Abe Studio E.R. Pilot «Rendezvous».)

September 5 & 6: Extension performances of Seven Deadly Pleasures presented by TIXE, a Chashama Arts Space.

August: The company begins work on a new piece.

August 22 - 24: Performances of Seven Deadly Pleasures presented by TIXE, a Chashama Arts Space. Extended for two extra performances.

June 21: Premiere of Seven Deadly Pleasures presented at HERE Arts Center as part of HERE & Dixon Place's FUSE 2003 Festival.

February: Radical changes are made to the second act of Heinrich & Elsa: Strike Twice! and work begins on a third act. It is determied that the full length piece will eventually need another title.

January 30: In-progress performance of Heinrich & Elsa: Strike Twice! presented at LOW.

 
2002................

November: The company begins to expand Cabaret Songs into a full length piece. The material of Cabaret Songs becomes the first act. A second act begins to take shape. The two acts are combined and called Heinrich & Elsa: Strike Twice!January: Work begins on A Sign, a Grudge, a Blue Book.

October 5: Cabaret Songs performance presented at LOW.

September 2: Cabaret Songs performance presented by Dixon Place.

August: Changes in company personnel require work on A Sign, a Grudge, a Blue Book to be put on hold. Dixon Place invites Laboratory Theater to perform again, so work begins on a short new piece entitled Cabaret Songs.

July 2: A Sign, a Grudge, a Blue Book in-progress performance presented by Dixon Place.

May 9: A Sign, a Grudge, a Blue Book in-progress performance at The Performing Garage.

 
2001................
September: The company formally takes the name Laboratory Theater.

May 12 & 13: Performances of The Birdcatcher's Peepshow at Oberlin College in Ohio.

January - April: The company (not yet called Laboratory Theater) creates The Birdcatcher's Peepshow at Oberlin College in Ohio.