Each year, we invite some of the finest contemporary playwrights to develop their work in our home. These residencies give writers the opportunity to make their scripts production-ready with the help of actors and a director. Witness the transformation from first read-through to final performance and help influence the work of these playwrights through your feedback! 

Friday, March 23, 2018 to Saturday, March 24, 2018


For ten years, artist Laura Anderson Barbata dedicated her life to the repatriation of the remains of Julia Pastrana, once billed as "The Ugliest Woman in the World." Part theatre, part lecture, part performance art, this is the story of Barbata's battle against all odds to give Julia the resting place she deserves. 

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Friday, April 13, 2018 to Saturday, April 21, 2018

Comedian and author Jacqueline Novak longs to live a life of the mind but is trapped in a body. How embarrassing. 

Ms. Novak comes to Amphibian for a two-week residency to develop her brand new one-woman show: a hilarious, feminist outcry that is poignant and explosive. 

" I live a life of ideas and when those won't do... snacks." - Jacqueline Novak


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