Our Donation Benefits You: Lowers Workshop Fees

APL's physical training incorporates not only codified exercises but also carefully developed games to enhance performer embodiment and engagement. | Joseph Lavy and the stick | Photo: Zhenya Lavy

Get 40% OFF your registration for one or both of APL’s fall workshops, thanks to a donation from a friend who wants the broadest range of artists exposed to our training.

Our foundational Embodying the Impulse series —  Spontaneity/Precision (Oct 18-19) and Voice (Nov 8-9) — offers a rare opportunity to expand your artistic presence through practices rooted in Central and Eastern European technique that you will not find taught elsewhere in the Pacific Northwest! Learn more about the workshops.

To activate your discount, register using this password: Polyphony

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Stellar Cast Set to Read The Fence!

We are beyond excited about our autumn Sunday Salon!

Every Salon presents a careful selection of artists and intellectuals to read a great play and dive into deep discussion, and our October 12 reading of The Fence in its Thousandth Year is no exception. You will want to be in the room with this incredibly talented and erudite group when we take on Howard Barker’s epic story of a blind boy on a quest to understand his true identity in a world of forced segregation, illegal immigration, and shifting sands of Truth:

The US-Mexico Border at Tijuana

The US-Mexico Border at Tijuana

PHOTO, a Blind Adolescent – Zachary Hewell
ALGERIA, A Duchess – Aimée Bruneau
ISTORIA, Friend to Algeria – Valerie Curtis-Newton
DOORWAY, A Suitor – Joseph Lavy
LOU, A Young Woman – Annie Paladino
KIDNEY, A Servant – Paul Budraitis
YOUTERUS, A Blind Thief – Jose Amador
CAMERA, A Blind Child – Margaretta Campagna
NARRATOR – Zhenya Lavy

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Note: RSVP required — claim your spot now!

Unveiling Our New Logo

Akropolis Performance Lab's new logo, designed by Carmen Lau-Woo, 2014

New | Design: Carmen Lau-Woo | 2014



The past year has been filled with new beginnings. With our return to main-stage production and the expansion of our ensemble, we decided it was time to retire our 14-year-old logo.

In partnership with Carmen Lau-Woo of Lauwoo Designs (email), we honed our concept into a graphic that honors our heritage while aligning with our artistic aesthetic.

We love the results!

A final look at the logo that embodied our story and aspirations for so long:

Akropolis Performance Lab's original logo, designed by Zhenya Lavy

Can you guess what inspired the original? Hint: What’s in a name? | Design: Zhenya Lavy | 2000

Manifesto: APL’s Artistic Ethos

Akropolis Performance Lab eschews production for production’s sake. Instead, we prize the catalyst of the studio … the workroom … the room of labor: the laboratory of our name. We reject the trappings of infrastructure which force the presentation of season after season of shows, on pre-determined, tight schedules devised first and foremost to cover rents or other priorities of a non-artistic nature. We do not base our identity upon seasons of plays, summer-stock Shakespeare, genre delineations, or the like. Since our inception, we have striven to exist as an antithesis or — perhaps better — in counterpoint to such theatre-making approaches. We believe in the necessity for an alternative to the constant churn of productions, and we have deliberately situated ourselves elsewhere on the artistic spectrum. This is not a values judgment. To the contrary, we celebrate the full spectrum of approaches and honor the vitality each brings to the theatre community. But for APL, this choice is a matter of Artistic Ethos.    Continue reading…