LAB's Barn Series and Live Nude Plays to Feature Bogosian, Ortiz, Rubin-Vega, Stuhlbarg and More

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Eric Bogosian, John Ortiz, Portia, Daphne Rubin-Vega and Michael Stuhlbarg will be among the actors seen in new works for LAByrinth Theater Company's Barn Series and Live Nude Plays festivals.
Stephen Adly Guirgis
Stephen Adly Guirgis

The Off-Broadway troupe has announced the complete line-up for both of its annual free staged readings festivals: Barn Series (Oct. 23-Nov. 15) and Live Nude Plays (Nov. 16-19). The company also revealed its next workshop production will be Philip Roth in Khartoum.

Both festival line-ups were culled from the 37 new plays workshopped by LAB during its two-week Summer Intensive. The 16 works selected for development will now be seen as staged readings at The Public Theater.

The works scheduled to play follow:

BARN SERIES (all readings at 8 PM unless noted otherwise)

  • Megan Mostyn-Brown's Objects Are Closer Than They Appear
    Directed by Carolyn Cantor (Oct. 23 & 24)
  • Jonathan Smit's The April Hour
    Dir. Scott Illingworth (Oct. 25 & 26)
  • Mel Nieves' Night Train
    Dir. Felix Solis (Oct. 27 & Nov. 3)
  • Andrea Ciannavei's 7 Captiva Road
    Dir. Michele Chivu (Oct. 28 & 29)
  • Adam Szymkowicz's Incendiary
    Dir. Damon Arrington (Oct. 30 & Nov. 6)
  • Cusi Cram's A Life Time Burning
    Dir. TBA (Oct. 31 & Nov. 5)
  • Raúl Castillo's Bus Accident Play
    Dir. John Ortiz (Nov. 1 & 2)
  • Stephen Belber's The Transparency of Val
    Dir. Ortiz (Nov. 7 & 14)
  • David Bar Katz's Burning, Burning, Burning, Burning
    Dir. John Gould Rubin (Nov. 8 & 11)
  • Melissa Ross' Thinner Than Water
    Dir. Mimi O’Donnell (Nov. 9 & 10)
  • Maggie Bofill's Face Cream
    Dir. O’Donnell (Nov. 12 & 13)
  • Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Motherf**ker with the Hat
    Dir. TBA (Nov. 15 at 7 & 9 PM)



  • Untitled Brett C. Leonard play
    Dir. TBA (Nov. 16 at 7 PM & Nov. 17 at 10 PM)
  • Florencia Lozano's underneathmybed
    Directed and developed by Pedro Pascal (Nov. 16 at 10 PM & Nov. 19 at 7PM)
  • Justin Reinsilber and Ed Vassallo's iso… (in search of)
    Dir. John Gould Rubin (Nov. 17 at 7 PM & Nov. 18 at 10 PM)
  • David Anzuelo's Minotaur: A Romance!
    Dir. Lou Moreno with original music by Cristian Amigo (Nov. 18 at 7 PM & Nov. 19 at 10PM) Scheduled to perform these works are a roster of LAB vets and newcomers including Carlo Alban, Vanessa Aspillaga, Eric Bogosian, Elizabeth Canavan, Beth Cole, Kevin Geer, Florencia Lozano, Didi O'Connell, John Ortiz, Portia, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Felix Solis, Michael Stuhlbarg, Yul Vázquez, Sidney Williams and David Zayas.

    Launching the second season of the bare-bones productions of Public LAB (presented with The Public Theater) will be David Bar Katz's Philip Roth in Khartoum, running Dec. 4-21. The work seen in last season's Barn Series was developed as part of the 2007 Summer Intensive. Casting will be announced shortly. Tickets go on sale in November.

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