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Labyrinth Theater Company Announces Final Two Readings in 12th Annual Barn Series

                    Rick Miramontez / Elizabeth Wagner / Chelsea Nachman
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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

New York, NY – (5/2/12) Labyrinth Theater Company (Co-Artistic Directors Stephen Adly Guirgis, Mimi O’Donnell, Yul Vázquez and Managing Director, Danny Feldman), Off-Broadway’s home of exhilarating and incendiary theater, has announced the final two readings for its 12th Annual Barn Series.

Bathroom Bolero
By Scott Hudson
Directed by Padraic Lillis
Featuring Florencia Lozano, Kristina Poe, Sidney Williams & More To Be Announced! 

June 1
8:00 p.m.

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The Restlessness of Desire
By K. Poe
Directed by Liza Colón-Zayas
Featuring Elizabeth Canavan, Bobby Cannavale, Linda Larkin, Richard Petrocelli,
Elizabeth Rodriguez & Scott Sowers

June 2 & 3
8:00 p.m.

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The critical second step in Labyrinth's unique play development process, the Barn Series focuses on the special relationship between artist and audience by giving writers the opportunity to refine their work through multiple readings in front of diverse audiences, and by giving those audiences a rare chance to actively participate in the creation of new theater.  Plays featured at the Barn Series have gone onto stages across the city, the country, and the world, all carrying the distinct imprint of the Barn Series audiences that helped them take shape at their most raw and dynamic incarnations.

The Barn Series began Sunday, September 18th and concludes June 3rd at the Bank Street Theater (155 Bank Street).  All are welcome.  Admission is free.  Advanced reservations can be made only by LABPASS Members, though seating will be on first-come, first-served basis for the general public.  Patrons are advised to arrive at the theater at least one half-hour before each reading is scheduled to begin. 

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Scott Hudson Labyrinth acting credits include: Stephen Adly Guirgis’s Our Lady of 121st Street, Union Square Theatre, dir. Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bob Glaudini’s Dutch Heart of Man, The Public, dir. Charles Goforth, and Webb Wilcoxen’s The Fairy Tale Project, The Public, dir. Jill DeArmon.  Other Off-Broadway acting credits include BFE, Playwrights Horizons and The Glory of Living, MCC. Regional acting credits include; The Long Wharf, La Jolla Playhouse, The Caldwell.  He wrote Sweet Storm, dir. Padraic Lillis, produced by Alchemy Theatre Company in association with Labyrinth at The Kirk. Publisher, DPS Inc.  Recipient of The Daryl Roth, Creative Writer’s Spirit Award.  Six-year, Associate Teacher at The Maggie Flanigan Studio. Acting Instructor with Labyrinth.  Recognized as One of NYC’s Top 5 Acting Coaches in Backstage. Visiting Professor at FSU, teaching acting in the BFA department. MFA Rutgers under the direction of William Esper. 

K.Poe spent the first 20 years of her theater stage managing Off-Broadway and regionally, production managing for companies in San Francisco and New York, and most recently was the company manager for Labyrinth Theater Company in New York City for almost six years.  After becoming a member of Labyrinth, she decided to write her first play, Love Sick, which was presented in the Barn Series at the Public Theater and as a 29-hour workshop at the Cherry Pit Theater.  This past season Love Sick was produced to great critical success (Top 10 Reviewed New Plays) by the Elephant Theater Company in Los Angeles, and AirPort Bar Productions in New York City.  She is from the San Francisco bay area, went to school at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, is a founding member of Sonoma Country Rep, and a proud alum of Summer Repertory Theater in Santa Rosa, CA.  Her adaptation of the Tennessee Williams’ short story, The Mattress By The Tomato Patch, is currently included in a workshop of Williams adaptations curated by Cincinnati Playhouse.

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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