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Michael Urie and Robin De Jesus to Star in HOMOS, OR EVERYONE IN AMERICA World Premiere

LAByrinth Theater Company presents the world premiere of Homos, Or Everyone in American (October 20-November 27) by Jordan Seavey. Homos, Or Everyone in American, directed by Mike Donahue and featuring two-time Tony nominee Robin De Jesús (In The Heights, La Cage Aux Folles) and Drama Desk Award winner Michael Urie (Buyer and Cellar, Ugly Betty, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), is a bitingly tender new play about trying to live and love in New York.

"Love is love" - but is navigating it any less complicated today? What does it mean to be in a committed relationship? Is monogamy just monotony? Told through interweaving glimpses into the life of an everyday couple unexpectedly confronted by a vicious crime, Homos, Or Everyone In America is a fearless, funny, heart-on-its-sleeve examination of the moments that can bring two people together - or pull them apart.

Completing the cast in supporting roles are Aaron Costa Ganis and Stacey Sargeant. The creative team includes Dane Laffrey (sets), Scott Zielinski(lights), Daniel Kluger (sound), Jessica Pabst (costumes), and Hannah Woodward (production stage manager).

Performances of Homos, Or Everyone in American will take place October 20-27 (see above schedule) at Bank Street Theater, located at 155 Bank Street in Manhattan. Tickets are $30-$40 and can be purchased by visiting labtheater.org or by calling 212.513.1080.

Jordan Seavey (playwright) is Co-artistic Director of theater company CollaborationTown, a Usual Suspect at the New York Theatre Workshop and was in the second class of the Emerging Writer's Group at The Public Theater. Most recently, he has been commissioned with CollaborationTown to make a new play for LCT3 (Lincoln Center). He was a member of the 2014/2015 Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab and is developing a musical for all ages with CollaborationTown in residence in New Victory Theater's LabWorks program. His plays include November 4th 2008, The Third Thing, Listening for Our Murderer, The Funny Pain, The Truth Will Out, Children at Play, 6969 and This is a Newspaper. Since 2003, he's co-created fifteen plays with CollaborationTown including Family Play (1979 to Present) (inaugural Archive Alliance Residency at The New Ohio Theatre and IRT Theater; named one of The Advocate's 10 Best LGBT Plays of 2014) and The Momentum (2012 GLAAD National Media Award nomination). CTown also won a 2014 Otto René Castillo Award for Political Theater. His work has been developed with New York Theatre Workshop, The Public Theater, Roundabout Theatre Company, Soho Rep, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, LAByrinth Theater Company, The Old Vic (UK), Lark Play Development Center, Oslo Internasjanole Teater (Norway), Robert Wilson's Watermill Center, 59E59 Theaters, The Flea Theater, The New Ohio Theatre, IRT Theater, terraNOVA Collective, The Amoralists, Orlando Shakespeare, Emerging America Festival/Huntington Theatre Company, About Face Theater (Chicago), Williamstown Theatre Festival, hotINK Festival, Great Plains Theater Conference, New York International Fringe Festival, The MacDowell Colony, The Orchard Project, SPACE at Ryder Farm, Dartmouth College, NYSAF/Vassar, Edward F. Albee Foundation and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. He is also a compulsive mobile street photographer; you can follow his work on IG: jordanseavey.

Mike Donahue (director)is a New York-based director. Credits include: the world premieres of Matthew Lopez's The Legend of Georgia McBride (MCC and Denver Center, Joe A. Callaway Award from SDC, Outer Critics Circle Nomination); Jen Silverman's Phoebe in Winter (Clubbed Thumb) and The Hunters(Cherry Lane Mentor Project); Ethan Lipton's Red-Handed Otter (Playwrights Realm). Regionally: world premiere of Jen Silverman's The Roommate(Humana); world premieres of Rachel Bonds' The Wolfe Twins (Studio Theatre D.C.) and Swimmers (Marin); world premiere of Lauren Feldman's Grace, or The Art of Climbing (Denver Center); Annie Baker's adaptation of Uncle Vanya (Weston); Shostakovich's Moscow, Cheryomushki with new libretto by Meg Miroshnik (Chicago Opera Theatre); Amy Herzog's 4000 Miles (Actors Theatre); Antony & Cleopatra (Shakespeare Festival St. Louis); and Assassins, Henry IV & V (co-director) and A Number (Playmakers Rep, 2011/12 Distinguished Guest Artist). Readings/workshops: MCC, Roundabout Underground, NYTW, Soho Rep (Writer/Director Lab), Williamstown, McCarter, The O'Neill, South Coast Rep, Berkley Rep, The Lark, Ars Nova, Primary Stages, Dramatists Guild, The York, Chautauqua, Cape Cod Theatre Project and Studio 42. Mike is recipient of a Fulbright to Berlin, the Dramaleague Fall Fellowship, The Boris Sagal Fellowship at Williamstown, and was the artistic director of the Yale Summer Cabaret for two seasons. Mike is a graduate of Harvard University and the Yale School of Drama. Upcoming: world premiere of Jen Silverman's Collective Rage (Woolly Mammoth), Jen Silverman's The Moors (Playwrights Realm), and The Legend of Georgia McBride (The Geffen).

Aaron Costa Ganis has been seen Off-Broadway in Friend Art, Bareknuckle, The Mnemonist of Dutchess County, 365 Days/365 Plays, and regionally in Off the Main Road with Kyra Sedgwick, Moon for the Misbegotten with Audra McDonald, Whaddabloodclot!!! (Williamstown Theater Festival), The Lion In Winter, Moonchildren, Macbeth, The Night of the Iguana (Berkshire Theater Festival), The Cure (Prithvi Theatre, India), Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Oxford Playhouse), and How I Learned to Drive (Edinburgh Fringe). Aaron has also been on film in Lazy Eye, Straight Outta Tompkins, Price For Freedom, A New York Love Story and will appear in the upcoming; First Love and Blood, Sand, and Gold. His television credits include "Fridays" (TBS/Super Deluxe), "Jessica Jones" (Netflix), "Odd Mom Out" (Bravo), "American Odyssey" (NBC), and "Unforgettable" (CBS). Education: MFA, NYU Graduate Acting Program; BA, Brandeis University, University of Oxford

Robin De Jesús'sBroadway credits include Wicked, In the Heights (Tony nomination, Drama Desk Award for Best Ensemble), La Cage aux Folles (Tony, Drama Desk nominations), Rent. Select off-Broadway and regional: Domesticated (Lincoln Center), In the Heights, Patti Issues, Mother Jones, A VERY OLD Man with Enormous Wings, Cabaret, Aladdin, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Zorba, Grease and Godspell. Select film: "Camp," "Hairbrained," "Gun Hill Road," "Elliot Loves," "?11:55 Holyoke," "Fat Girls." Select TV: Recurring as Jose Silva "Law & Order: SVU," "How to Make It in America." Cabaret: Crush to Crushed and The Struggle is Real (54 Below), Dearly Beloved: A Tribute to Prince.

For originating the role of Alex More in Jonathan Tolins' Buyer & Cellar Off-Broadway, on tour, and in London, Michael Urie received the Drama Desk Award, Clarence Derwent Award, the Lucille Lortel Award, LA Drama Critics Award, and nominations for the Drama League and Outer Critics Circle Awards. Uriel recently reprised Buyer & Cellar at Westport Country Playhouse where WNET recorded it and will air it on PBS as part of their Theatre CloseUp series in the fall of 2016. New York Theater credits include How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Broadway), Shows for Days (Lincoln Center Theater, Drama League nomination), The Cherry Orchard (Classic Stage Company), Angels in America (Signature Theatre), The Temperamentals (Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk and Theatre World awards, Drama League nomination), The Revenger's Tragedy (Red Bull Theater), Another Vermeer (HB Playwrights). Regionally, Urie has worked for Two River Theater, The Old Globe, Vineyard Playhouse, South Coast Rep, Seattle Rep, Folger Shakespeare, Barrington Stage, Hyde Park (Austin), and The Blank (L.A.) Film: He's Way More Famous Than You (also directed), Thank You for Judging (co-director/exec. producer), Beverly Hills Chihuahua, WTC View, Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life, The Decoy Bride, Petunia, Such Good People, The Hyperglot (director), and Grantham & Rose(exec. producer). TV: Gavin Sinclair on "Modern Family," "Younger," "Workaholics," "The Good Wife," "Hot in Cleveland," "Partners" and Marc St. James on "Ugly Betty." Web series: "What's Your Emergency" (director). Training: Juilliard.

Stacey Sargeant (Laila) recently played "Grumio" in the all-female production of The Taming of the Shrew directed by Pyllida Lloyd at the Delacorte Theater. She is also a member of the 2nd cohort of The Public Theater's #BARS Workshop created by Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal. Other credits: Eclipsed (Public Theater, Yale Rep, McCarter Theatre (workshop)), Signature Theatre's, Our Lady of Kibeho and Big Love, Legally Blonde (1st Nat'l Tour), The Commons of Pensacola (MTC), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Delacorte Theater), Lawnpeople (Cherry Lane Mentor Project), Vanya, Sonia, Masha, & Spike (Hartford Stage),Intimate Apparel (Two River), A Midsummer Night's Dream (McCarter Theatre & Paper Mill Playhouse); Film: Top Five, Obvious Child; TV: "Elementary," "The Blacklist," "Gossip Girl," "Glee," "Law &Order: SVU."

LAByrinth Theater Company (Artistic Director, Mimi O'Donnell, and Executive Director, Danny Feldman) is a home for diverse artists who have changed the face of American theater through groundbreaking productions of provocative new plays. Founded in 1992 by a group of actors who wanted to push their artistic limits and tell new, more inclusive stories that expanded the boundaries of mainstream theater, Labyrinth has grown into an award-winning, nationally renowned company of actors, directors, playwrights and designers from a wide array of cultural perspectives. Over the past 20 years, Labyrinth has developed hundreds of original works and premiered 58 new American plays here in New York including Jack Goes Boating, Jesus Hopped The A Train, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Our Lady of 121st Street, Sailor's Song, Thinner Than Water and the Company's multi-Tony nominated Broadway debut, The Motherf**ker With The Hat.


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