The Laboratory Theater of Florida is a rare combination of ensemble work and artistic risk. It is a company that strives to present the human experience in all its rich diversity. Lab Theater's actors receive a variety of theatrical training to deliver strong messages that remain with audiences long after the final bow.
Lab Theater founder Annette Trossbach is known for her uniquely theatrical choreographic and directorial style, combining physical theater, detailed character study technique, text and dance. Using her instincts and training from London's East 15, her work is distinguished by detailed movement and insightful humor.
Lab Theater audiences may see complex works become widely accessible through their own experiences with ethical and social challenges - these works are presented with passion, skill, and commitment.
Annette Trossbach was classically trained at East 15 Drama School in London, U.K.
Having worked with the likes of Margaret Walker (Oh What a Lovely War), Mike Loades, Alasdair Ramsey, and Tony Scannell at the innovative East 15, Annette embraces and continues the vision of the founders of that school: to teach theatrical skills to anyone interested in learning, no matter what their background and training. She and her company enjoy taking people off of the street and giving lessons in character development, stagecraft, combat, textual analysis, voice and physicality so that these new actors can produce in a show.
Trossbach was honored with the Gulfshore Business "40 Under 40" Award in 2010, as an innovative business leader who has distinguished herself within the community. In addition to heading the acclaimed Laboratory Theater, Trossbach teaches Shakespeare to students at Edison Park Creative and Expressive Arts School, and was recognized for her efforts in teaching and promoting the arts with her recent nomination for the prestigious Zelda Fichandler Award.
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