Photo Coverage: LAByrinth Theater Company Celebrity Charades

On Monday, September 26th, LAByrinth Theater Company's Board of Directors and Co-Artistic Directors Philip Seymour Hoffman and John Ortiz presented the Third Annual LAByrinth Theater Company Benefit featuring Celebrity Charades. Cheerleaders and a live marching band kicked off a live auction followed by celebs heading out onto the basketball court for Celebrity Charades.

The winning team was Bebe Neuwirth's team (Bebe Neuwirth, Bob Balaban, Anthony Mackie & Rosie Perez) beating out the two-time defending champions Philip Seymour Hoffman, Justin Theroux, Yul Vazquez, John Ortiz and George C. Wolfe.

LAByrinth was founded in 1992 when thirteen actors joined forces to form a place to work. The idea was to create a home where the group, for three hours each week, could engage in a variety of theatrical exercises designed to push each others' limits and bind together into a tightly knit, uninhibited and impassioned ensemble - one in which each member is given the opportunity and support not only to act, but to write, direct, produce, sweep, paint, hang lights, etcetera. The fact that the company now consists of 92 members from a wide array of cultural perspectives did not occur through some political design. It grew out of a shared artistic sensibility and a desire to create personal work that reflects the community in which the company lives: New York City. LAByrinth Theater has produced 38 new American plays including The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Our Lady of 121st Street, Jesus Hopped The 'A' Train, and In Arabia, We'd All Be Kings by Stephen Adly Guirgis; Guinea Pig Solo by Brett C. Leonard; Dutch Heart of Man by Robert Glaudini; The Trail of Her Inner Thigh by Erin Cressida Wilson; Stopless by David Deblinger; Dreaming in Tongues by the LAByrinth Ensemble; Cutting Open Wings by Lidia Ramirez; Queen Latina and Her Power Posse Versus The Evils of Society (a musical comic book for the stage) by David Anzuelo; and Sailor's Song, Where's My Money, A Winter Party, and Dirty Story by John Patrick Shanley.

 


Bill Sage and Edie Falco


Edie Falco


Marc Shaiman


George C. Wolfe


Marishka Hargitay


Brad Garrett


Bebe Neuwirth


Al Franken


Cynthia Rowley


Rosie Perez


Eric Bogosian


Kyra Sedgwick


Paula Devicq and John Patrick Shanley


Vanessa Carlton


Yul Vasquez, John Ortiz, Justin Theroux, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and George C. Wolfe


Bob Balaban


Anthony Mackie

 

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Ben Strothmann Ben Strothmann has been a portrait and theatrical photographer since 1995. Since building his first darkroom in his hometown of Milwaukee WI, his portrait studio now looks out over Manhattan where he shoots headshots and production photos. Born to a famous cheesecake lady (Suzy Strothmann of Suzy's Cream Cheesecakes), Ben is also an actor and pianist. Currently he lives in Astoria and studies guitar and Icelandic. Ben is also a volunteer for The Heart Gallery (heartgallerynyc.org) and helps NYC foster children find permanent, loving families. Ben is proud to be a part of the world famous singing waitstaff at Ellen's Stardust Diner. See www.benstrothmann.com for more info.


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