LAByrinth Theater Company Finds New Home and Announces 2011-2012 Season of New Works
Rick Miramontez / Philip Carrubba
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
LABYRINTH THEATER COMPANY
FINDS NEW HOME FOR 2011-2012 SEASON
AT THE BANK STREET THEATER
(FORMERLY THE CHERRY PIT)
20TH SEASON INCLUDES WORLD PREMIERES BY
DAVID BAR KATZ, BRETT C. LEONARD AND DAPHNE RUBIN-VEGA
AND WORKSHOP OF NEW WORK BY
TONY AWARD-NOMINEE STEPHEN ADLY GUIRGIS
New York, NY – (July 1, 2011) LAByrinth Theater Company (Co-Artistic Directors Stephen Adly Guirgis, Mimi O’Donnell, Yul Vázquez and Managing Director, Danny Feldman), Off-Broadway’s home of groundbreaking and incendiary theater, today announced its 2011-2012 season new works, including three world premiere productions: The Atmosphere of Memory by David Bar Katz, Frequently UnAnswered Questions, written and performed by Tony Award-nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega and Ninth and Joanie by Brett C. Leonard.
Following the successful Broadway engagement of the Tony-nominated Best Play, The Motherf**ker with the Hat by Stephen Adly Guirgis, LAByrinth has found a new home for its 20th season and will take up residence at the newly rechristened, Bank Street Theater (155 Bank Street), a Greenwich Village landmark formerly known as The Cherry Pit.
Opening the 2011-2012 season in the fall is the new play, The Atmosphere of Memory by David Bar Katz. Playwright Jon Stone has found the courage to write a masterpiece: a play about his upbringing. The plot thickens when his actual mother is cast to play his mother and his estranged father remembers their history differently. Jon is forced to rewrite not only his play, but his past as well. Through hilarious and heartbreaking twists, playwright David Bar Katz (Philip Roth in Khartoum, Freak) turns Williams and O'Neill on their heads by imagining a world where the boundaries between life / art, and fact /fiction, are as blurry as The Atmosphere of Memory itself.
Receiving its world premiere in winter 2012 is Frequently UnAnswered Questions, written and performed by two-time Tony- and Independent Spirit Award-nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega. A musical odyssey about the consequences of a mother's choice and the bond of a family separated not only by the gulf of the Caribbean but an even wider gulf – unspoken love, loss and longing – and what it's like to be the last one standing. Ms. Rubin-Vega will perform with music.
Concluding LAB’s 20th season in spring 2012 is the new drama, Ninth and Joanie by Brett C. Leonard. South Philadelphia. Ninth Street. 1986. An Italian-American family gathers to mourn a departed matriarch. Old questions of loyalty and legacy, love and loss, cast a shadow across three generations as they are forced to confront a violent past and an uncertain future in this provocative, powerful world premiere.
LAB’s developmental work will continue throughout the season including a workshop of a new work by Co-Artistic Director and Tony Award-nominee, Stephen Adly Gurigis. LABpass Members will be able to attend a reading of this work in progress.
In addition, LAB’s highly popular Barn Series, a free play reading series of new works will take place at LAB’s new home, the Bank Street Theater and will occur throughout the 2011-12 Season. The schedule and listing of plays and artists will be announced at a later date.
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.
For additional information, or to order a LABPASS Membership, please visit the website at www.labtheater.org
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