Hoffman Among Directors for LAB's Barn Series and Live Nude Plays Festivals

News   Hoffman Among Directors for LAB's Barn Series and Live Nude Plays Festivals New plays by Lynn Nottage, Stephen Belber and a number of LAByrinth Theater Company members will be featured in the troupe's upcoming Barn Series and Live Nude Plays festivals.

The festivals of free staged readings will be presented by LAByrinth Theater Company at The Public Theater's LuEsther Hall as follows: Barn Series (Nov. 27-Dec. 15), Live Nude Plays (Dec. 16-17).

Both series "feature projects originally work-shopped at LAByrinth's annual Summer Intensive, and represent the next stage of play development at LAByrinth Theater Company," according to an announcement. Most readings are performed by actors with scripts in hand. "The Barn Series features plays that are more traditional in structure whereas Live Nude plays features work that are more experimental in form or presentation."

The schedule for both festivals follows: (readings start at 8 PM unless noted otherwise)

Barn Series

  • Raúl Castillo's Knives & Other Sharp Objects (Nov. 27 & 29) - directed by Felix Solis
  • David Bar Katz's Philip Roth in Khartoum (Nov. 28 & 30) - dir. John Gould Rubin
  • Gian DiDonna's A Sinister Man (Dec. 1 & 6) - dir. Paula Pizzi
  • Brett C. Leonard's The Long Red Road (Dec. 2) - dir. Philip Seymour Hoffman
  • Lynn Nottage's Ruined (Dec. 3) - dir. Kate Whoriskey
  • Stephen Belber's Fault Lines (Dec. 5 & 7) - dir. Lucie Tiberghien
  • Melissa Ross' For Dear Life (Dec. 8 & 12) - dir. Mimi O'Donnell
  • Rebecca Cohen's Switzerland (Dec. 10 at 7 & 9 PM) - dir. Rubin
  • Elizabeth Canavan and Salvatore Inzerillo's Lady Luck (Dec. 11 & 14) - dir. O'Donnell
  • Kohl Sudduth's Dead Letters (Dec. 13 & 15) - dir. Padraic Lillis

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    Live Nude Plays

  • Eisa Davis' Six Minutes (Dec. 16 at 7 PM) - dir. Sarah Sidman
  • David Anzuelo's The Killing Play (Dec. 16 at 10 PM) - dir. Anzuelo, music by Cristian Amigo
  • Michael Puzzo's Guaranteed Second Base (Dec. 17 at 7 PM) - dir. David Bar Katz
  • Ron Cephas Jones' Able Man (Dec. 17 at 10 PM) - dir. Salvatore Inzerillo All readings are free and open to the public and will play the Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street. There will be general admission on a first-come, first-served basis per show. No reservations are needed; patrons are advised to arrive at the theatre 30 minutes prior to the desired show.

    For more information visit labtheater.org.

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