Apply for the Lab

The 2019 MITTEN Lab Residency applications are now closed. If you have applied, we will notify artists of their status by mid-July. Please check back in Spring 2020 for next year's submissions.

The 2019 MITTEN Lab will take place from September 8-15, 2019 in Bear Lake, MI and culminate with a presentation featuring Interlochen Arts Academy students. 


The MITTEN Lab is open to early career playwrights, musical theatre composers, lyricists, and librettists ages 18 and up.  

We define "early career artist" as one whom:

  • is in the early stages of their creative development

  • has a clarity of vision for their work, while still developing their individual artistic "voice" and aesthetic

  • has yet to be substantially celebrated or recognized within the theatre industry, the media, or the public at large


The MITTEN Lab is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

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The Mitten Theatre Lab, Inc. is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. All contributions directly support The MITTEN Lab's commitment to cultivating early career artists and sharing their work. • EIN: 81-3646406