Laboratory Theater








Yvan Greenberg founded Laboratory Theater in 2001 and has directed the ensemble in eleven original pieces. His work has been presented in New York by The Performing Garage, Performance Space 122, HERE, CATCH Performance Series, The Brick Theater, Dixon Place, PRELUDE Festival, The Invisible Dog, chashama, and Movement Research, among others. Greenberg received a MacDowell Fellowship in 2006. In 2007, Laboratory Theater helped Dixon Place initiate and establish their on-going artist residency program.

In addition to his work with Laboratory Theater, Greenberg has collaborated with composer Eve Beglarian on The Sirens, or Pleasure as part of her RiverProject (Abrons Art Center, NYC, 2012), directed Una Corda, a solo performance-ritual written & performed by Austin-based artist kt shorb, (2010 at Blue Theater in Austin TX), and Murphy, an experimental music-theater piece by composer Corey Dargel and playwright Honor Molloy, (awarded New Dramatists’ 2007 Frederick Loewe Award in Musical Theater.) Greenberg has choreographed two other pieces by Dargel, Thirteen Near-Death Experiences (Performance Space 122, NYC, 2009), and Removable Parts (HERE, NYC, 2008), directed by Emma Griffin.

Yvan Greenberg
Oleg Dubson was born and raised in Minsk, Belarus, where he was a member of theater-studio Class-A! He moved to New York in 1998, studied filmmaking and continued his theatrical endeavors with the experimental troupe Science Project. Dubson has been part of Laboratory Theater since 2003. His latest short film, Self, was shown at the Berlin and Sarajevo Film Festivals. Oleg Dubson



Corey Dargel (2001–2014) is a Texas-born, Brooklyn-based composer, singer, and actor whom The New Yorker magazine calls "a baroquely unclassifiable once uproarious and harrowing.” Dargel’s original music-theater work, Removable Parts (dir. Emma Griffin) won the 2007 New York Innovative Theatre award for Outstanding Performance-Art Production. Dargel’s work has been presented by HERE Arts Center, The Public Theater's Under The Radar Festival, the Warhol Museum, the Walker Art Center, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, and Performance Space 122. He is a recipient of the 2013 Creative Capital Award in the performing arts. For more, visit

Joe Joseph (Genet Porno, 2015) is an actor, writer and performer living in Brooklyn. He's performed with diverse groups including Loudermilk Productions, the Ringwald Theatre, Greenfield Village/the Henry Ford, the Seven Collective and Built for Collapse. He's appeared in music video, film and television programs produced by Rabbit Productions, Investigation Discovery and Oxygen. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan.  

William Smith (Genet Porno, 2011–14; Git Along Lil Doggies, 2010–12) is a composer and began performing with Laboratory Theater in 2009. Incorporating electronics, theatrics, and improvisation, his music has been performed at venues across the US, recorded on New Amsterdam Records, and featured on WNYC. He maintains an active performance schedule, including recent performances at St. Ann’s Warehouse, REDCAT, and the Walker Arts Center.

Sammy Tunis (Git Along Lil Doggies, 2012); Regional: Futurity: A Musical by The Lisps: World Premiere at A.R.T and the Walker Art Center, dir. Sarah Benson. New York: Walking Down Broadway (The Mint Theater), People Like You (Theater for the New City), 1984 (Godlight Theater), Please Let Me Love You (Dixon Place), The Ninja Cherry Orchard (The Brick Theater), Waltz and KUUTNU (Bring a Weasel and a Pint of Your Own Blood Festival). Tunis has recently been in workshops of Kristen Kosmas' There There (Invisible Dog), Corina Copp's Tell No One (Invisible Dog) and Scott Adkins' Kioskers (Dixon Place). Tunis is a founding member of the band The Lisps. She is a graduate of Oberlin College.  

Associate members previously involved in the development and performance of past projects:
Sheila Donovan (2001–2010), Alexis Macnab (2003–2007), Andrew Gilchrist (2007–2009)