Kelly AuCoin, Ana Reeder and More Set for Labyrinth Theater's RADIANCE, Beginning Tonight, 11/1

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LAByrinth Theater Company, the award-winning, downtown ensemble previously announced the complete cast and creative team for their World Premiere production of Radiance, written by Cusi Cram and directed by Suzanne Agins.

The complete cast of the upcoming production of Radiance includes Kelly AuCoin (Julius Caesar, Julie & Julia) and Ana Reeder (Top Girls, Sight Unseen), as well as Labyrinth Company Members Kohl Sudduth (The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Take Me Out) and Aaron Roman Weiner (Thinner Than Water, The Glass Menagerie).

The design team for Radiance includes David Meyer (Scenic Design), Emily Pepper (Costume Design), Nick Francone (Lighting Design), and Daniel Kluger (Sound Design).

Performances begin at The Bank Street Theater (155 Bank St.) tonight, November 1, 2012, with an official opening night set for November 16, 2012.

In 1955, Captain Robert Lewis walks into a bar off Hollywood Boulevard, looking to escape his guilt, his shame -- and a tenacious television producer from "This is Your Life." What he finds instead is a mysterious woman, whose familiar face conjures visions of his dark past and a moment in time that irrevocably changed the world.

Inspired by true events, and laced with mystery and romance, Radiance delves into the emotional fallout of an unwitting war hero forever caught in the cross-hairs of history.

In an effort to make great theater accessible to all New Yorkers, Labyrinth offers the Labpass, which gives our audiences the chance to see all three shows in our 2012/13 Season for just $99. Labpass holders are guaranteed the best seats in the house for the performances of their choice and receive front of the line access to all our events, including advance reservation privileges to our NEWYORKNEWYORK festival and the Barn Series. It’s a chance to get up close, downtown with Labyrinth – all year long.

To purchase a Labpass, and to find more information on the Season, visit the dedicated Season website at labtheater.org/upclose.

Cusi Cram (Playwright) is a Member of LAByrinth Theater Company. Plays include: Dusty and the Big Bad World (Denver Theater Center), Lucy and the Conquest (Williamstown Theater Festival), All the Bad Things (LAByrinth Theater Company at The Public Theater), Fuente (Barrington Stage), The End of it All (South Coast Repertory), Landlocked (Miranda Theater), A Lifetime Burning (Primary Stages), and Fuente Ovejuna: A Disloyal Adaptation (Lewis Center for the Arts). She has received commissions from The Atlantic Theater Company, South Coast Repertory, The Actors Theater of Louisville, Princeton University, New Georges, Rising Phoenix Rep, and The Echo Theater Company. Her work has also been produced and developed by: The O’Neill Playwrights Conference, The New Group, New York Theatre Workshop, The Public Theater, PS122, and the Dag Hammarskjold Theater at the United Nations, amongst others. She is the recipient of the Herrick Theater Foundation New Play Prize, a Camargo Foundation fellowship in Cassis, France, and was recently a Bogliasco Fellow in Italy. Her work is published by Samuel French, Smith & Kraus, Playscripts, and Broadway Publishing. Cusi has also received three Emmy award nominations for her extensive work in children’s television. She most recently was a story editor on the Showtime series “The Big C”, starring Laura Linney. Her play Dusty and the Big Bad World was optioned by Points West Films (Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt, producers). She is a founding playwright of The Fulcrum Theater and sits on New Georges’ Kitchen Cabinet and on the board of Leah’s FEWW (Fund for Emerging Women Writers). She teaches playwriting with Labyrinth and ESPA at Primary Stages. She is a graduate oF Brown University and the Lila Acheson American Playwright’s Program at Juilliard.

Suzanne Agins (Director) is the Director of New Play Development at Dorset Theater Festival. She made her Off- Broadway debut with the critically acclaimed world premiere of Jailbait by Deirdre O’Connor for the Cherry Lane Theatre. Ms. Agins served as Artistic Associate for New Plays at Williamstown Theatre Festival from 2005-2007. Other recent directing projects include: Alligator by Hilary Bettis (Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference); Fuente Ovejuna: A Disloyal Adaptation by Cusi Cram, inspired by Lope De Vega's play, at Princeton University (developed with LAByrinth Theater Company); The Burden of Not Having a Tail by Carrie Barrett (Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference); Noel Coward's Fallen Angels at Dorset Theater Festival; Lucy and the Conquest by Cusi Cram (World Premiere, Williamstown Theatre Festival); Wing It, a new musical inspired by Aristophanes’ The Birds, by Gordon Cox and Kris Kukul (World Premiere, Williamstown Theatre Festival); three Maddy Mann stage shows created with Ryan Migge (Ars Nova, soloNOVA festival at the DR2, Dixon Place); Maddy Mann's webseries QUADS!; The Secret Narrative of the Phone Book by Gordon Cox (World Premiere, Kraine Theater); Lascivious Something by Sheila Callaghan (Cherry Lane Mentor Project). She holds an MFA in Directing from the University of California, San Diego, is the recipient of a 2006 Princess Grace Directing Fellowship (Robert & Gloria Houseman Theater Award), an adjunct faculty member at Princeton University (her alma mater), and a member of SDC and the Lincoln Center Directors’ Lab.

Kelly AuCoin Broadway: Julius Caesar. National Tour: Copenhagen. Off-Broadway: Happy Now? and Boy (Primary Stages), Jailbait (dir. Suzanne Agins, Cherry Lane), Some Men (2nd Stage), Fifth Column (Mint), Ladies of the Corridor (13th Street Playhouse). Regional: Blood And Gifts and A Dram of Drummhicit (LaJolla Playhouse), Happy Now? (Yale Rep), Finks (NYS&F), The Real Thing and Born Yesterday (Syracuse Stage), Melissa Arctic (Folger), Arcadia (TheatreVirginia), Quills (Florida Stage), and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. TV: "Blue Bloods" "Body of Proof" "White Collar" "Gossip Girls" "The Good Wife" "L&O" "L&O:CI" "Kings" Without a Trace" "The Sopranos" "27 East" (pilot) "Untitled Jersey City Project" (miniseries). Kelly is on the faculty (with Cusi Cram) of the Einhorn School of the Performing Arts at Primary Stages and a Member of the Actors Center Workshop.


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