Our Mission

Focal Theatre Lab is an Ames-based theatre collective whose mission is to engage the Ames, ISU, and surrounding communities with the work of new and local playwrights. We believe that supporting and sharing new plays is vital in creating a vibrant arts community that explores local and contemporary experiences, perspectives, and storytelling.  We value artists and their work, audiences and their perspectives, collaboration, experimentation, and community.

New Script Series

The New Script Series is a set of monthly readings of brand new plays by local playwrights and theatre artists.  This program is meant to demystify the theatre-making process and encourage conversation between aspiring storytellers and community members.  Admission is free and events are open to the public.  To get involved as an actor, director, or playwright, email focaltheatrelab@gmail.com, or stop by our next reading.

Upcoming Events

Focal Theatre Lab’s New Script Series events have been postponed due to concerns related to COVID-19. Stay safe and healthy, everyone, and we hope to see you soon!