Celebrating its 12th season, The Lab is St. Ann's Warehouse's experimental haven for artists developing interdisciplinary projects for puppet and object theater. Under the direction of Lab Directors Matthew Acheson and Tom Lee, participating artists and their collaborators meet weekly over nine months to develop projects, share puppetry elements and other stage design and technical ideas, discuss plot structure and character development, and work on narrative. Moderated critical discussion follows each group presentation. Labapalooza! is the annual festival in which the artists present their works.