LAByrinth Theater Company presents its sixth annual Barn Series Festival, featuring projects originally workshopped at the annual Summer Intensive, and is the next stage of development at LAByrinth. The plays, each rehearsed for 15 hours, are usually presented twice and typically feature the same cast and director as at the Intensive, while the playwrights are active participants in the process. While it is a reading series (so actors hold scripts), many Barn Series projects have added production values such as sound, lighting, and blocking. The aim of the Series is to nurture new works at differing stages of development, so each piece is presented in the manner that best serves its needs.
BARN SERIES SCHEDULE
Intríngulis by Carlo Alban, directed by David Anzuelo
December 10th and 18th at 8pm
Novelist, sniper, television personality, delinquent youth. Window washer, tourist, Beelzebub, idealist youth. Vigilante, rock star wannabe, minuteman, apolitical youth. Illegal immigrant. These are the people in your neighborhood.
A Small Melodramatic Story, by Stephen Belber, directed by Lucie Tiberghien
December 14th and 16th at 8pm
A Small Melodramatic Story is a small, melodramatic story about a woman using her intuition, young Latino men and the Freedom of Information Act to figure out if the person she loves is who he says he is.
1+1, written & directed by Eric Bogosian
December 5th and 7th at 8pm
In two bare-bones acts, 1+1 tells the story of two men who orbit a young actress, Brianne, as she arrives in Los Angeles and is seduced into heartache, drugs and the internet porn biz.
City of Palms, by Raul Castillo, directed by Mariana Hellmund
December 4th and 11th at 8pm
Spawned by the return of a child, turmoil in a South Texas household threatens to bring a family to its knees.
Pretty Chin Up, by Andrea Ciannavei, directed by Michele Chivu
December 2nd and 3rd at 8pm
What's the difference between an overweight marketing executive selling women's lingerie and diet pills and the starving spokesmodel who peddles the goods for the camera? About 100 pounds.
All the Bad Things, by Cusi Cram, directed by Paula Pizzi
December 6th and 8th at 8pm
A West Village family is being forced out of their rent-stabilized apartment. Where will they find refuge in a city that is no longer kind to artists, eccentrics and Bohemians?
The Little Flower of East Orange, written & directed by Stephen Adly Guirgis
December 19th at 7pm and 9pm
This piece will include scenes from a new work-in-progress about memory and ghosts.
No Viet Cong Ever Called Me Nigger, written & directed by Brett C. Leonard
December 17th at 7pm and 9pm
A provocative, incendiary exploration of love, sex, race and trying to make ends meet.
Going After Alice, by Megan Mostyn-Brown, directed by Chris McGarry
December 12th and 13th at 8pm
The already fractured Robertson family is blown apart by grief after their son Sam is killed by a suicide bomber.
She Talks to Rainbows, by Michael Puzzo, directed by Padraic Lillis
December 9th and 15th at 8pm
A heartbreaking tale of obsession, repression, depression and too many Midori Sours.