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Legendary Dj Rich Medina Joins Craig ‘Mums’ Grant in Labyrinth Theater Company’s “A Sucker Emcee”

Rick Miramontez / Chelsea Nachman
rick@oandmco.com / chelsea@oandmco.com


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New York, NY (August 13, 2014) Labyrinth Theater Company (Artistic Director Mimi O’Donnell, Managing Director Danny Feldman), the award-winning, downtown ensemble, today announced that world-renowned DJ, Rich Medina, will join Labyrinth Theater Company Member Craig ‘muMs’ Grant in A Sucker Emcee at the Bank Street Theater (155 Bank Street). A Sucker Emcee begins performances on September 10, with an official opening night set for September 23, 2014. Tickets are all $25 and are now on sale at http://labtheater.org.

A Sucker Emcee is written and performed by Craig muMs Grant, and directed by Jenny Koons. Infused with hip-hop, slam poetry and personal recollections, this one-man show charts the ups and downs of muMs’ incredible journey, from growing up in the Bronx to starring on one of HBO’s biggest shows. A life set against the backdrop of the birth of hip-hop, this is the story of man looking for his spotlight and finding it in the most unlikely of places. For this production, Labyrinth is transforming the space to include table seating and stools, in addition to standard theater seating.

Labyrinth Theater Company is devoted to providing affordable ticket prices for the community: all tickets for A Sucker Emcee are $25 general admission with no ticket fee. Tickets are available online at labtheater.org. More information is available at http://labtheater.org.

A Sucker Emcee will play the following performance schedule: Tuesdays – Saturdays at 8:00PM, and Sundays at 7:00PM. Doors will open and music will begin 30 minutes prior to each curtain time.

Labyrinth Theater Company will be hosting some special events in conjunction with the show, including a pre-show discussion with director Jenny Koons on Thursday, September 11 at 7pm, post-show talkbacks on Tuesday, September 16 and Tuesday, September 30, and special post-show events featuring spoken word artists, poetry, and music on Thursday, September 25, and Thursday, October 2.

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RICH MEDINA. For the past two decades, Rich Medina has cemented his reputation as an elite DJ. In 2001, Medina established an unprecedented nine year run with his legendary party Lil’ Ricky’s Rib Shack at APT, in NYC’s soon-to-be-hot Meatpacking District. Using NYC as a catalyst, Rich became what many would call the ultimate DJ-in-residence, with steady established outposts in numerous cities, including Miami, San Francisco, Chicago, St. Louis, DC, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Amsterdam, London and Paris. One of Medina’s proudest achievements has been establishment of Jump N Funk in 2001, North America’s Original Afrobeat party, dedicated to the late Nigerian icon Fela Anikulapo Kuti. His spoken word artistry has been featured on records by the likes of King Britt, Phil Asher, De Lata, Antibalas, IG-Culture, and Nathan Haines. As a record producer, he has collaborated with the likes of Jill Scott, J Dilla, Platinum Pied Pipers, Martin Luther, DJ Mitsu The Beats, Okada Taxi, Ty, Bobbito Garcia, 4AD, Blue Note Records, and Concord Music Group. He also released his first full-length LP, “Connecting the Dots” in 2005, on the Dutch indie powerhouse label Kindred Spirits.


LABYRINTH THEATER COMPANY (Mimi O’Donnell, Artistic Director; Danny Feldman, Managing Director) is a diverse, award-winning ensemble of artists who have changed the face of American theater through groundbreaking productions of provocative new plays.  Founded in 1992 by a group of 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 20 years, Labyrinth has developed hundreds of original works and premiered over 60 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 the Company’s multi-Tony nominated Broadway debut, The Motherf**ker With The Hat.

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