New Plays by Stephen Adly Guirgis, John Patrick Shanley and More Set for Labyrinth Theater's Fall 2012 Barn Series


LAByrinth Theater Company, the award-winning, downtown ensemble has announced their Fall lineup of free play readings for the 13th Annual Barn Series, to be held at the Bank Street Theater in Manhattan's West Village throughout the Company's 2012/13 Season.

Labyrinth Co-Artistic Director Stephen Adly Guirgis, Company Members Lyle Kessler and John Patrick Shanley, as well as acclaimed actress and playwright Halley Feiffer, will all present new work as a part of the exciting second step of Labyrinth's unique play development process.

Free, and open to the public, the Barn Series provides Labyrinth playwrights the vital opportunity to hear their latest works out loud and in front of an audience while still being deeply engaged in the delicate process of shaping and refining these dynamic new plays.

Tickets are released on first-come, first-served basis one hour before each reading. Labyrinth's Labpass holders can make advanced reservations by calling the box office at (212) 513-1080. To find out how to become a Labpass holder, please visit


I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard
By Halley Feiffer

Ella is a precocious and fiercely competitive actress whose sole aim in life is making her famous playwright father proud -- that is, aside from getting famous herself. When Ella's father finally hurts her so badly that she refuses to crawl back to him, she flings herself into the arms of a brilliant young director with whom she begins to collaborate on a one-woman show… about her father.

September 14 – 15, 2012
8:00 PM

The Great Divide
By Lyle Kessler

A father and two sons struggle for emotional dominance in this black comedy of love and violence in Fishtown, Philadelphia. Two Invaders disrupt the family dynamic and life is changed forever.

October 14 – 15, 2012
8:00 PM

A New Play
By Stephen Adly Guirgis

A work in progress.

November 19, 2012
7:00 PM and 9:00 PM

Women Of The World
By John Patrick Shanley

A pinwheel of one-act plays.

December 10 – 11, 2012
8:00 PM

Halley Feiffer is a New York-based playwright and actress. Her plays include How To Make Friends And Then Kill Them, Sidney & Laura, and I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard. Her plays have been produced or developed by The Cherry Lane Theatre (Young Playwrights' Festival XXII), Second Stage Theatre, The New Group, The Rattlestick Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, The LARK, The Orchard Project, The Berkshire Theatre Group, and LAByrinth Theater Company. Her work has been published by Vintage Books. She is an alumna of terraNOVA's Groundbreakers Playwrights' Group, and has been a Semifinalist for the P73 Playwriting Fellowship, the Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, and the Princess Grace Award, a finalist for the Leah Ryan Prize, a two-time nominee for the Cherry Lane Mentor Project, and a winner of the Young Playwright's Competition. She co-wrote, produced and stars in the upcoming film "He's Way More Famous Than You," directed by Michael Urie. As an actress, Halley's credits include the recent Signature Theatre production of Kenneth Lonergan's Medieval Play, the Broadway revival of John Guare's The House of Blue Leaves (Theatre World Award), Kim Rosenstock's Tigers Be Still at the Roundabout (Drama League Nomination), HBO's "MildrEd Pierce" and "Bored To Death," and the films The Squid and the Whale, Margot at the Wedding, Gentlemen Broncos, and others. She holds a BA from Wesleyan University.

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