Rough Draft Festival 2016
- Lab -

Dedicated to artists/companies who have been rewarded a shorter residency at LPAC.
2016 Participants: Samip Raval, Judith Sloan.


Packing Up

March 11 - 6:00pm - MainStage

Free Admission

The play takes place in inner-city of Raleigh, North Carolina. Jamal is a senior in high school and has come across a newfound passion for performance poetry, but his older brother is grooming him to become the next manager of their restaurant chain. As Jamal secretly prepares for the state wide poetry slam, he tries to uphold his responsibilities at home and relationships with those he loves.


“eyewitness: anecdotal evidence”
& 1001 voices

March 17 - 6:00pm - Little Theatre

Free Admission

"Eyewitness: Anecdotal Evidence" a character-driven performance that deals with how we as a society are depended on the photograph to prove a story rather than the telling of the story and the balance between the two. Judith Sloan is also presenting a multi-voiced piece, "1001 Voices" which was originally developed as a symphonic piece with music by Frank London, libretto by Judith Sloan and animations by Warren Lehrer. Sloan will be taking some of the libretto and re-staging it with a small group of actors and community members. "1001 Voices" is a look at the multiple experiences and range of stories in the borough of Queens, looking at rebuilding, re-shaping, reforming a life and the push and pull of welcoming in refugees and immigrants from all over the world.

This project made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Queens Council on the Arts.