One of the youngest theatre companies in town, both in duration and the average age of its key players, is TheatreLAB. Since their inception, they have been producing edgy shows, first at the artist’s resource, Plant Zero, in Richmond’s South Side, later in art galleries or any place they could find to set up some chairs and a couple of lights.
Articles by John Porter
Theatre commentator John Porter looks at the Swift Creek world premiere of "Two Bits: The Barbershop Musical."
Theatre commentator John Porter looks at "Angels in America: Milennium Approaches."
We hope you’ll join us this week (4/11/15) for Time for the Blues as Henry and I are whipping up some great music for your listening pleasure. It’s been a week since we got to hang out together, so we’re hoping to see your smiling face as you kick back and enjoy.
Two words can excite the theatre going world and scare most directors at the same time. They are, “World Premiere.” Audiences are interested in seeing something brand new and directors are challenged to shepherd along a playwright while helping actors find a way to stay focused on scripts that might be changing. Designers are tasked with creating new worlds with little in any frame of reference.
We hope you’ll join us this weekend (4/4/2015) for Time for the Blues as we do our best to scour the world for great sounds and turn over a few rocks for some bad jokes. Henry and I have plenty of both for your listening pleasure and can’t wait to bring them out for our late night party.
There are more explosions on the battlefield. John Porter looks at “The Human Terrain.”
Theatre commentator John Porter looks at "Now And Then Again."
I hope you will join us this week (3/28/15) on Time for the Blues, as Henry and I are planning a very special show featuring a few friends and a number of other Virginia artists we only know through their music. This week we’re going around the world and down the street to find you some amazing blues.
We hope you’ll join us this week (3/21/15) on Time for the Blues as Henry and I are kicking up the funk factor to 11. You know it’s going to be fun; you just don’t have any idea how much fun it’s going to be. You better be ready and have your dancing shoes handy because we’re pulling out all the stops.