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By Dale King

Theatre Lab — the skilled resident efficiency firm at Florida Atlantic College in Boca Raton – obtained the 2022 Invoice Von Maurer Award for Theatrical Excellence throughout the 45th annual Carbonell Awards presentation held Nov. 7 on the Lauderhill Performing Arts Heart in Lauderhill.

That specific honor, established in 2006 and named for the late theater author and journalist for the Miami Information and South Florida Solar-Sentinel, is given to the theater firm that exemplifies excellence for the totality of its programming: productions, instructional outreach, developmental packages and audiences served.

Theater Lab Producing Creative Director Matt Stabile accepts the Invoice Von Maurer Award at this 12 months’s Carbonell Awards presentation. (Picture by Mark James Pictures)

Earlier Von Maurer award winners embrace Palm Seashore Dramaworks (2020); Metropolis Theatre (2015); Maltz Jupiter Theatre (2011) and Actor’s Playhouse on the Miracle Theatre (2007).

“We’re all extremely humbled and honored by this recognition and deeply grateful to everybody who has and continues to make our work attainable,” stated Matt Stabile, producing inventive director at Theatre Lab who accepted the award in entrance of a virtually full viewers on awards night time.

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Established in 2015, Theatre Lab is housed on the Boca Raton campus within the intimate 99-seat Heckscher Stage theatre house. Whereas on the podium, Stabile joked that Theatre Lab was created in a constructing on campus that when housed a frozen yogurt store. He famous with amusing how straightforward it will be to proceed allotting the scrumptious confection, if crucial.

He stated Theatre Lab’s mission to “encourage, develop and produce new work, artists and audiences” engages the South Florida neighborhood with world-class skilled theatre performances, workshops and conversations with main playwrights and theatre artists.

As one of many solely firms within the space solely devoted to “new work,” Theatre Lab has shared 16 world, U.S., and regional premiere productions with the South Florida neighborhood.

Members of Theatre Lab at Florida Atlantic College (FAU Picture)

With the aim of creating South Florida as a nationwide pressure within the new play motion, Theatre Lab affords a number of studying and growth occasions, together with the annual New Play Competition and the Playwright’s Discussion board & Grasp Class Sequence, every season. These occasions have been house to greater than 100 developmental readings of latest performs by visiting playwrights from throughout the nation.

Eleven of Theatre Lab’s full productions have come instantly from these occasions and numerous others have obtained productions throughout the nation — together with such notable areas because the Humana Competition and Broadway.

For extra details about Theatre Lab, go to www.fau.edu/theatrelab.

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