LAByrinth Theater Company's Barn Series Launches Nov. 27 with Knives & Other Sharp Objects | Playbill

News LAByrinth Theater Company's Barn Series Launches Nov. 27 with Knives & Other Sharp Objects
Raúl Castillo's Knives & Other Sharp Objects kicks off the LAByrinth Theater Company's Barn Series Nov. 27. The troupe's Live Nude Plays festival will follow.

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."

Felix Solis directs the first work to appear Nov. 27 and 29. The cast of Castillo's Knives & Other Sharp Objects includes Carlo Alban, David Anzuelo, Maggie Bofill, Teddy Canez, Lydia DeSouza, Sarah Nina Hayon, Richard Petrocelli, Joselin Reyes and Martha Wollner.

The company for the forthcoming readings (subject to change) will include Julian Acosta, Carlo Alban, David Anzuelo, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Maggie Bofill, Elizabeth Canavan, Teddy Canez, Maria Cellario, Chris Chalk, Beth Cole, Scout Cook, Cusi Cram, Alexis Croucher, Eisa Davis, David Deblinger, Lydia DeSouza, Jamie Dunn, Charles Goforth, Sarah Nina Hayon, Laura Hughes, Salvatore Inzerillo, Ron Cephas Jones, Russell G. Jones, Lisa Joyce, Angela Lewis, Trevor Long, Florencia Lozano, Joseph Mancuso, muMs, Nyambi Nyambi, Didi O'Connell, Richard Petrocelli, Portia, Michael Puzzo, Joselin Reyes, Yolonda Ross, Angelo Rosso, Ed Setrakian, Alexa Scott-Flaherty, Michael Shannon, Felix Solis, Kohl Sudduth, Sidney Williams, Martha Wollner and David Zayas. (Updated daily cast lists can be found on the website at

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

  • 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 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 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.

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