New Paradise Laboratories (NPL) was founded to create surprising, meticulous, spiritually challenging, and wholly distinctive experimental theater productions that investigate physical expression, on-stage and in life. These productions are assembled using collaborative creative processes developed by the company. The work tends to value wild humor, shock, a concern for history, a muscular visual sensibility, and a fascination with the utopian impulse. Furthermore, NPL uses the fruits of its experimentation to benefit the artistic and audience community as a whole. Under the artistic direction of Obie and Barrymore Award winner Whit MacLaughlin, previous Live Arts shows include: FREEDOMCLUB (2010), FATEBOOK (2009), BATCH (2007).