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LAB Theater Presents Barn Series & Live Nude Plays

LAByrinth Theater Company, in its fifth season of residency at The Public Theater,  has announced the lineup for two development festivals of free staged-readings!

The Barn Series Festival Tuesday, November 27, 2007 through Saturday, December 15, 2007 and Live Nude Plays Sunday December 16 & Monday December 17, 2007, both at The Public Theater (425 Lafayette Street).

All readings are FREE and open to the public. Readings will occur in the LuEsther Hall at The Public Theater (425 Lafayette Street).  Reservations are not necessary and seating will be general admission on a first-come, first-served basis per performance. Patrons should arrive at the theater 1/2 hour before the performance they would like to attend.

The Barn Series Festival and Live Nude Plays feature projects originally work-shopped at LAByrinth's annual Summer Intensive, and represent the next stage of play development at LAByrinth Theater Company.  While each is a reading series (actors hold scripts in hand), many projects have added production values such as sound, lighting, and blocking.  The aim of the readings is to nurture new works at differing stages of development, so each piece is presented in the manner that best serves its needs.

The Barn Series features plays that are more traditional in structure whereas Live Nude plays features work that are more experimental in form or presentation.  Each festival allows artists to assess how general New York audiences connect with the work, and gives them a valuable opportunity to further shape and refine it as a step towards full production, while giving audiences the opportunity to participate in the development of original theater and see LAByrinth's future seasonal productions in their nascent stages.

November 27 – December 15, 2007

Knives & Other Sharp Objects
By Raúl Castillo
Directed by Felix Solis
November 27 & 29 at 8pm

Philip Roth in Khartoum
By David Bar Katz
Directed by John Gould Rubin
November 28 & 30 at 8pm

A Sinister Man
By Gian DiDonna
Directed by Paula Pizzi
December 1 & 6 at 8pm

The Long Red Road
By Brett C. Leonard
Directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman
December 2 at 8pm

By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Kate Whoriskey
December 3 at 8pm

Fault Lines
By Stephen Belber
Directed by Lucie Tiberghien
December 5 & 7 at 8pm

For Dear Life
By Melissa Ross
Directed by Mimi O'Donnell
December 8 & 12 at 8pm

By Rebecca Cohen
Directed by John Gould Rubin
December 10 at 7pm & 9pm

Lady Luck
By Elizabeth Canavan and Salvatore Inzerillo
Directed by Mimi O'Donnell
December 11 & 14 at 8pm

Dead Letters
By Kohl Sudduth
Directed by Padraic Lillis
December 13 & 15 at 8pm

December 16 & 17, 2007

Guaranteed Second Base
Written by Michael Puzzo
Directed by David Bar Katz
December 16 at 7pm

The Killing Play
Written and Directed by David Anzuelo
Music by Cristian Amigo
December 16 at 10pm

Six Minutes
Written by Eisa Davis
Directed by Sarah Sidman
December 17 at 7pm

Able Man
Written by Ron Cephas Jones
Directed by Salvatore Inzerillo
December 17 at 10pm

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