Thursday, October 7, 2010

Sheet Fort Experience- We Are In It Together


The Artist’s Laboratory Theatre Holds Fundraiser to Perform at the New Orleans Fringe Festival

Fayetteville, AR- October 8th, 2010—The Artist’s Laboratory Theatre holds a fundraiser, “The Sheet Fort Experience: We Are In It Together,” November 5th at the studio of local artist, Matt Miller. The event is at 8:00PM at 21 W. Mountain (Town Center next to Jammin’ Javas.) Tickets are $20 and can be reserved at

11/05/10 Friday: Doors open at 7:30, Performance begins at 8:00 P

After their debut as Fayetteville’s newest theatre company last August, The Artist’s Laboratory Theatre was invited to take “Bombs, Babes, and Bingo” to The New Orleans Fringe Festival in November. The Artist's Laboratory Theatre is a collective ensemble company that is dedicated to storytelling through the process of experimentation. For their recent production of “Bombs, Babes, and Bingo,” they spent the summer in a performance lab, experimenting with the structure and content of the play. The play is performed in a random order determined by the pull of a bingo ball, which creates a myriad of possibilities of story, character, and dramatic action. They are eager to take the show to New Orleans and represent Fayetteville as vibrant and diverse arts culture!

The “Sheet Fort Experience” will include a staged reading of Charles Mee’s “Time to Burn,” a play that The Artist’s Laboratory Theatre is considering producing next year. The performance will take place in a giant sheet fort (like the one you made as kid!) designed and constructed by local artist Mike Davis, and is the first in a series of staged readings which will take place in this type of intimate setting. ALT is interested in creating a dialogue with their audiences about the plays under consideration, in hopes that their choices of productions are meaningful and relevant to their community. They are also committed to bringing their work closer to their audience, and suspect the sheet fort accomplishes that.

The event will also include a cash bar and a silent, but “affordable auction” of local goods and services.

Follow their process on their blog at

And check out their productions at


Erika Wilhite

Artistic Director