where directors investigate together

Our Mission

DirectorsLabChicago offers environments in which emerging and established stage directors from Chicago and around the world are able to consider, challenge, and engage in both the traditional and contemporary aspects of their craft while creating opportunities for educating the public in the art of stage direction.

DirectorsLabChicago 10.0: The Next Ten Years (and beyond)

Now in its 11th year, DirectorsLabChicago has launched a new series of collaborations in addition to our week-long summer Lab. Our goal is to provide additional resources for local directors, spark fresh conversation, and begin to bridge the gap between theatre companies and freelance directors, designers, and playwrights.


Our first event, a town hall with Chay Yew at Victory Gardens, was a tremendous success. Be on the lookout for the announcement of more exciting offerings later in the year!