North American Cultural Laboratory

North American Cultural Laboratory is 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.


NACL offers young professionals and students of theatre internships in all aspects of company operations, including administration, management, technical, and artistic work. The type and length of internship varies with each individual case and is also defined by the current projects of the company and by the NACL presenting season. Contact them for more information.