Dominique Morisseau's SUNSET BABY, Salons with Daphne Rubin-Vega, David Bar Katz & More Set for Labyrinth Theater Company's Fall 2013 Season
LAByrinth Theater Company, the award-winning, downtown ensemble, today announced its Fall 2013 season, including 100, a selection of monologues written and performed by Eric Bogosian, and Sunset Baby, new play by Dominique Morisseau. The season will kick off with a new series of Artist Salons featuring Craig 'muMs' Grant, Daphne Rubin-Vega and David Bar Katz. All work will be presented at the Bank Street Theater (155 Bank Street), LAByrinth Theater Company's home in New York City's West Village.
Additional programming details, including a Spring production, Labyrinth's 15th annual Barn Series Festival of new plays, and a festival celebrating Pulitzer Prize-winning plays, will be announced at a later date.
Opening the 2013-14 season in September is a new series of Artist Salons, offering intimate glimpses into the lives and work of Labyrinth's multi-talented Company Members. Through informal performances and revealing conversations, each evening will stand alone as an opportunity for one artist to engage an audience on a uniquely personal level. The fall salons will focus on spoken word actor and playwright Craig 'muMs' Grant (September 9 & 10), two-time Tony Award nominee Daphne Rubin-Vega (September 16 & 17), and playwright David Bar Katz (September 23 & 24) Spring salons will be announced at a later date. Tickets to all salons will be available to the public for $10.
Beginning October 1, Eric Bogosian will read and perform selections from his new book, 100, which features one hundred monologues originally performed as part of his six Off-Broadway solo shows. The selections, which will change nightly, will include monologues from Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll, Pounding Nails in the Floor with my Forehead, Wake Up and Smell the Coffee, and others. For these solo shows, which were originally performed Off-Broadway between 1980 and 2000,Bogosian was awarded three Obie Awards and a Drama Desk Award -- earning him living icon-status in the downtown theater scene.
Sunset Baby, a new play by Dominique Morisseau, begins November 6. An energized, vibrant look at the point where the personal and political collide,Sunset Baby tells the story of a former black revolutionary and political prisoner who decides to connect with his estranged daughter. He quickly discovers that fatherhood might be the most challenging revolution of all.
Labyrinth will present a third main stage production in Spring of 2014. In addition, Labyrinth will present two full festivals of play readings to their audiences: the 15th Annual Barn Series (Winter 2014), the annual festival of brand new plays and Pulitzer Fest (Spring 2014), a week-long festival of symposiums and readings of Pulitzer Prize-winning plays performed by Labyrinth Company Members.
In an effort to make great theater accessible to all New Yorkers, Labyrinth offers the Labpass, which gives our audience access to all of our programming in our 2013/14 Season starting at just $99. To purchase a Labpass, and to find more information on the Season, please visit labtheater.org
Labyrinth receives generous, year-round support from the following sponsors: Bank of New York Mellon, Wealth Management. Time Warner is the lead sponsor of new play development at LAByrinth Theater Company. Additional support is provided by: The Shubert Foundation and The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.Labyrinth acknowledges the generous support of The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; Kate D. Levin, Commissioner. Labyrinth's productions are made possible, in part, with public funds from The New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.
Photos by Monique Carboni