Latest Past Events

Beyond Hope

Des Moines Riverwalk Hub 215 Water St, Des Moines

In conjunction with International Overdose Awareness Day, Beyond Hope is a one night theater event surrounding the themes of addiction, loss, overdose, grief, and hope.


Submission Period: Beyond Hope

After taking a break during the pandemic, Focal Theatre Lab will be returning this fall with an exciting new project called Beyond Hope.  This event, produced in conjunction with International Overdose Awareness Day, will feature a collection of short performance pieces designed to bring awareness regarding overdose, remember those who have died, and acknowledge the grief of friends

New Script Series – July 2019

Ames Public Library 515 Douglas Ave, Ames

Focal Theatre Lab is featuring THREE brand new plays by local playwrights for our March 2019 New Script Series! Olivia Ann Griffith's SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS is a lighthearted take on grief, highlighting a mother and son's struggle to deal with the misguided sympathies of outlandish funeral guests. Sam Rude's DREAM OR ILLUSION? is an