Silver Spring Stage Idea Lab

To supplement our season of “mainstage” plays, the Idea Lab will offer a variety of theatrical entertainment options, all virtual, all fun. Planned events include:

Lobby Hero Talkback
Sunday December 6, 5pm
Join the artists for a conversation about the play and its themes.

Mr. Burns, by Anne Washburn, play discussion group
December 6 at 5:00 pm

The first offering in our playreaders book club. Julia Rabson Harris will lead a discussion of this dystopian tale about what happens when The Simpsons go from pop culture icons to mythic symbols of a dim past. Subsequent offerings for this discussion group will be plays chosen from the 37,000+ scripts available on the New Play Exchange – https://newplayexchange.org/

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Coming in mid-December
Co-produced with Talking Fish Podcasts, this enhanced audiobook adaptation will bring the traditional holiday classic to life for the listening pleasure of young and old alike.

Oma’s Bedtime Stories for Big Peoples

First episode available here now
Madame Yurina Babushka, known as 
Oma, imparts her motherly wisdom while reading bedtime stories to all who will listen.  Hear stories from Hans Christian Andersen, Brothers Grimm, Rudyard Kipling and more.  Oma will delight you with her insights on life and these timeless tales.

Cracked by Gwydion Suilebhan
Performed by Maura Suilebhan
Date to be determined
Just another episode of a run-of-the-mill cooking show transforms into an intricate, otherworldly grief ritual as the program’s hostess—or is she some kind of middle-class priestess?—devises increasingly elaborate ways in which to defer the simple act of cracking an egg. When it’s finally time for the demonstration, will she actually be able to just… let go? 

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
Aavailable soon on demand
A video rewind of our 2019 production directed by Bill Hurlbut.

Gone Fishin’ by Steve Langley, directed by Michael Reilly
Coming  early next year
A new video adaptation of an audience favorite from our 2019 One-Act Festival.

If you have a big idea you want to showcase, send a proposal to volunteer@ssstage.org. We also need volunteers to help us stay organized and fill a variety of technical positions. Contact us today!