North American Cultural Laboratory

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXPLORATION AND DISCOVERY

 

In 1997 NACL was born in a small rented studio in Toronto, the love child of Winnipeg actress Tannis Kowalchuk and American director Brad Krumholz. Twenty years on, the company continues to thrive, presenting and producing innovative new works of theatre art at its upstate New York performance center, in New York City, and beyond. 

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NACL Mission

To cultivate a culture of creativity through the development and presentation of innovative ensemble theatre, education, and sustainable community service.
 

 
 

NACL is...

NORTH AMERICAN CULTURAL LABORATORY

A professional, non-profit theatre arts company that has developed 20 original ensemble theatre productions and countless public spectacles.

NACL operates a theatre space and retreat center in Highland Lake, NY, located two hours from New York, City in the southwestern Catskill region. The company creates and tours devised theatre performances, collaborates with an international circle of artists, and presents a performance season featuring work by local and visiting artists. Committed to supporting theatre training at all stages in an artist’s development, NACL offers artist residencies, professional development retreats, master classes, workshops, and early education drama classes.