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Pegasus PlayLab

What is Pegasus PlayLab?

Pegasus PlayLab is a festival dedicated to developing plays by emerging playwrights. Playwrights are invited to UCF’s campus for a two week residency to develop their new play with students and faculty. Audiences are invited to hear staged readings and experience full productions or workshops of new plays. Follow these plays into the next stage of development and be part of the creative process with playwrights, casts and directors!


When is Pegasus PlayLab?

Pegasus PlayLab typically takes place in May or June with a remounted production in the early fall. Pegasus PlayLab 2021 will include 4 plays with online readings between May 28 and June 19 and an outdoor production June 10-19.


How Do I Get Tickets?

Visit our our events page to learn about the plays at this year’s festival.


What Should I Expect at a Workshop?

What you will see on stage is the culmination of two weeks of rehearsals, script changes and discussions between the actors, playwright and director. Actors will bring the new work to life in front of the audience with scripts in-hand and minimal staging.

After the performance, discuss what you saw and heard with the playwright, director and cast. You play a crucial role in the work’s development through your feedback.


What Should I Expect at a Full Developmental Production?

This is a play that has already been through workshops and readings and is ready for a fully-staged production with a set, costumes, lighting and a full rehearsal schedule. This does not mean that this is the final version of the script. After developmental productions, the playwright will use what they saw and the feedback you give to continue to revise the script.


How do I get involved as a UCF student?

All UCF students can audition to be in the readings and workshops. Auditions for Pegasus PlayLab are typically held in March. Check the Theatre UCF Production Audition page for the most up to date audition information. Design, technology and stage management students may also be assigned roles on the performances.


How Do I Submit My Play?

Pegasus PlayLab will not be accepting submissions this fall. Due to COVID-19, the 2020 PlayLab workshops were postponed until summer 2021. We plan to resume our typical submission process next fall for summer 2022.

Submit a draft of a full-length play to ucfpegasusplaylab@gmail.com In a separate word document, please include:

  • Playwright name
  • Synopsis of the play
  • Brief character breakdown
  • List of any former readings, workshops and/ or productions of this play.
  • Description of your goals for working on this play
  • Resume with any other relevant information (professional website, NPX account, etc.)

We will select four full-length plays each year, 3 will rehearse for two weeks in collaboration with the playwright and subsequently present as workshop productions and one will be produced as a full developmental production. There is a possibility of one of the selected plays being mounted as a full production in a future season.

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

If you have any questions, please email ucfpegasusplaylab@gmail.com.