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Our Mission
To create theatre events and pedagogical programs, to research performance techniques from around the world, and to develop a contemporary performance methodology for culturally diverse theatre artists.

The New World Performance Laboratory (NWPL), under the artistic direction of James Slowiak and Jairo Cuesta, is an evolving community of theatre artists, under the umbrella of the Center for Applied Theatre and Active Culture (CATAC). The company's work has been featured in The Drama Review, Grotowski's Objective Drama Research by Lisa Wolford, and The Grotowski Sourcebook, edited by Richard Schechner and Lisa Wolford. Since 1992, NWPL has toured its performances and conducted workshops in Italy, Poland, France, Belgium, Bulgaria, Lebanon, Romania, Wales, Brazil, Colombia, and various cities in the USA, including Chicago and New York.


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New World Performance Laboratory
111 Overwood Road
Akron, Ohio 44313 USA