StageLab is the Drama Department's biennial summer arts festival which features faculty research. StageLab emphasizes innovation in theatre, and encourages collaboration between department faculty members and other artists.

"The Drama Department at the University of Alberta is privileged to have some of the most talented practicing theatre artists in the country on its faculty," states Kathleen Weiss, past Chair of the Department. "StageLab showcases the creative activity of our faculty in a professional setting and creates a unique context to share innovative ideas about theatre."

StageLab events include showcase readings of new plays, workshops and fully-staged performances, as well as lectures, demonstrations and conversations about theatre and its practice and meaning.