Labyrinth Theater Company announces block party to celebrate new home at The Bank Street Theater
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L A B Y R I N T H T H E A T E R C O M P A N Y
NEIGHBORHOOD BLOCK PARTY
TO CELEBRATE NEW HOME AT
THE BANK STREET THEATER
New York, NY – (September 13, 2011) On September 17th, Labyrinth Theater Company (Co-Artistic Directors Stephen Adly Guirgis, Mimi O’Donnell, Yul Vázquez, and Managing Director Danny Feldman) will host a free neighborhood block party to celebrate its new home at the Bank Street Theater (155 Bank Street) and to kick off its 2011-12 Season.
Labyrinth Company Members Carlo Alban, David Deblinger, Marco Greco, Russell G. Jones, Mel Nieves, Kelley Rae O'Donnell, Wilemina Olivia-Garcia, Paula Pizzi, Michael Puzzo, Joselin Reyes-Threadgill, and Martha Wollner will be on hand to provide live music and perform selected highlights from past Labyrinth productions. Some of NYC's tastiest food trucks will be curbside to sell their delicious wares, and free giveaways from Labyrinth will make sure everyone goes home happy.
The event is free and no RSVPs are necessary. The party kicks off at 4:00 p.m. in the courtyard outside the Bank Street Theater (155 Bank Street) in the West Village and will last until 8:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.labtheater.org.
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As previously announced, The Atmosphere of Memory by David Bar Katz opens Labyrinth’s 2011/12 season. Starring Ellen Burstyn and directed by Pam Mackinnon, this World Premiere production tells the story of playwright Jon Stone, who has recently found the courage to write his masterpiece: a play about his upbringing. But when his actual mother is cast to play his mother on stage and his estranged father remembers the family history differently, Jon is forced to rewrite, not only his play, but his past as well. With twists hilarious and heartbreaking, playwright Katz (Philip Roth in Khartoum, Freak) turns Williams and O'Neill on their heads by imagining a world where the boundaries between life and art, fact and fiction, are as blurry as The Atmosphere of Memory itself.
The Labyrinth Theater Company’s 12th Annual Barn Series, a year-long festival of free staged readings highlighting 13 new plays, will begin Sunday, September 18th. Kicking off with Stephen Belber’s The Power of Duff, the Barn Series will continue throughout Labyrinth’s 2011/12 Season at the Bank Street Theater.
Labyrinth Theater Company offers an opportunity for theater patrons to become part of one of New York’s most exciting theater companies with our LABPASS Membership. For just $35, LABPASS Members enjoy a host of exclusive benefits including steep discounts and pre-sale opportunities for all productions, advanced reservation privileges to our free Barn Series readings, Members only workshop performances of new plays, as well as invitations to special Member events throughout the year.
Labyrinth Theater Company (Stephen Adly Guirgis, Mimi O'Donnell, Yul Vázquez, Artistic Directors; Danny Feldman, Managing Director) has redefined the landscape of New York City theater through their productions of incendiary and vital new works. Founded in 1992 by a group of Latino actors who wanted to push their artistic limits and tell new, more inclusive stories that expanded the boundaries of mainstream theater, Labyrinth has grown into a nationally renowned company of actors, directors, playwrights and designers from a wide array of cultural perspectives. Over the past 19 years, Labyrinth has developed hundreds of original works and premiered 55 new American plays here in New York including Guinea Pig Solo, Jack Goes Boating, Jesus Hopped The A Train, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Our Lady of 121st Street, Sailor’s Song, Sistah Supreme, and recently, on Broadway, The Motherf**ker With The Hat.
For additional information, or to order a LABPASS Membership, please visit the website at www.labtheater.org.
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