The American Laboratory is not a theatre company. It is not an art collective. It is not a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization. The American Laboratory is an experiment, an aesthetic space, and an expanding collection of ephemeral artifacts. The Laboratory is a committee of artists testing the limit and agency of communication and memory, employing America herself as test subject. In assembling this committee, we execute these experiments in the spirit of innovative, interdisciplinary collaboration. The work is an installation of performance and material assemblage. Working with 'found' artists of differing media, the Laboratory deconstructs forms and systems, views them independently, and reassembles them while maintaining the integrity and independence of each.