The Insights & Revelations Performance Series Presents Alban's INTRINGULIS 5/30

The Insights & Revelations Performance Series, in residence at the Rosenthal JCC at 600 Bear Ridge Road in Pleasantville, NY, announces the presentation of Intringulis, a LAByrinth Theater Company production (John Ortiz - Artistic Director, Philip Seymour Hoffman & John Gould Rubin - co-Artistic Directors). The performance will be followed by a discussion with writer/performer Carlo Alban, after which he will join the audience in the lobby for a champagne and dessert reception. The program will take place on Saturday, May 30th 2009 at 9:00 p.m. (Show running time - 1:15).

Novelist, sniper, television personality, delinquent youth. Window washer, tourist, Beelzebub, idealist youth. Vigilante, rock star wannabe, minuteman, apolitical youth, Latin American protest singer. Illegal immigrant. These are the people in Carlo Alban's neighborhood and he will inhabit them all, taking the stage in his solo show, Intringulis.
At the heart of the play is the story of Carlo's family and their move from Ecuador to the United States when Carlo was seven - leaving behind four of his older siblings - and their subsequent economic, legal, and social battles. Interspersed are performances of 1960s Latin American protest songs, which speak of the political struggles and the hope for social change which have inspired artists around the world for decades.
"We are so delighted to welcome LAByrinth Theater Company to The Insights & Revelations Performance Series. LAByrinth's productions are always deeply connected to the New York experience, with the highest of artistic standards," stated Anna Becker, the Series Producer. "LAByrinth's company of artists represents some of the most astonishing talent available in the city and their carefully crafted work is always transporting."
Carlo Alban, the show's Writer/Performer stated: "In 1994 I had the opportunity to see a live taping of the TV sketch comedy ‘House of Buggin' starring John Leguizamo. One of the skits in that episode was about Superman showing up at a California hospital after being fatally wounded with a kryptonite bullet and being denied medical attention because he was an alien - literally. I had seen the show on television and had been somewhat taken by it. However, sitting with a live audience, the remoteness and canned laughter of the television set was replaced by an immediate, shared experience and I was made conscious of a certain fellowship that exits among assembled crowds. It was also the first time I had witnessed someone outside the realm of politics or news media speak about what was routinely left unspoken, and seeing it articulated in such a clever, engaging manner left an impression that affects me to this day."

The Insights & Revelations Performance Series is a 2007 Best of Westchester winner for Best New Performance Series and is known for bringing award-winning off-Broadway companies such as Classic Stage Company, the Atlantic Theater Company, New York Theatre Workshop, Aquila Theatre, and Symphony Space to Westchester, as well as presenting a wide range of professional artists in live presentations and exhibits.

Saturday, May 30th, 2009 at 9:00 p.m. (running time 1:15)

At the Rosenthal JCC Theatre, 600 Bear Ridge Road, Pleasantville

A discussion and reception with the artists follows the performance.

Tickets are $25. To purchase tickets by phone call 212-868-4444, or order online at www.smarttix.com. All performances take place at the Rosenthal JCC, 600 Bear Ridge Road, Pleasantville, NY 10570.
Visit the Series web site for more information about this show and the 2008/2009 season: www.TheDeepEndProductions.org.

CARLO ALBÁN (Writer/Performer): LAByrinth Company Member since 2002. Carlo is an Ecuadorian-born American citizen by way of California, New Jersey, and "Sesame Street". He has appeared in Octavio Solis's Lydia, José Rivera's References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot, John Patrick Shanley's A Winter's Party, and Stephen Belber's A Small Melodramatic Story for LAByrinth. He is perhaps best-known for his six-year stint as "Carlo" on "Sesame Street." His film and TV credits include Whip It! directed by Drew Barrymore, Kenneth Lonergan's Margaret, Live Free or Die, Strangers with Candy, 21 Grams, "Law & Order," "Touched by an Angel," and "Thicker than Blood."

DAVID ANZUELO (writer/lyricist for Minotaur: A Romance!): LAByrinth Company Member since 1992. He is an actor/writer and occasional director from El Paso, Texas. Acting credits: Francisco & Benny (IntarLAB), Moonlight Mile (LAByrinth), Dreaming in Tongues (LAByrinth), Knives & Other Sharp Objects (LAByrinth, Barn Series 2006 & 2007), Frost/Nixon (regional premiere, Repertory Theater of St. Louis), Corporate Carnival (Women's Project), Night Over Taos (INTAR), September Shoes (Geva), Aunt Dan & Lemon (New Group), Stand-Up Tragedy (Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Supporting Actor, Apple Tree Theater), Richard Schechner's Hamlet. Directing credits: Dave's first directing job (thanks to John Ortiz) was as Peter Sellars's assistant for the international tour of The Merchant of Venice. Other directing credits: DeathWatch (IntarLab), Intríngulis (LAByrinth), Darwaza (LAByrinth), First Voice (LAByrinth Barn Series), No Salute (NY Hip Hop Festival), Feeder: A Love Story (Terra Nova Collective/UnderGroundZero Festival, audience favorite award). Original work written / conceived by Dave: Killing/Play (LAByrinth, Live Nude Plays 2007), Queen Latina & the Power Posse (LAByrinth), Estrellita/Luminaria (INTAR), Agua/Aceite (INTAR), Aire/Arena (INTAR), Camino/Montana (INTAR), Grasshopper (George St. Playhouse). Dave is the recipient of two Mex-Am Foundation grants for new work and a 2005 Alan Schneider Directors Award nomination. He teaches Personal Myth movement workshops for LAByrinth's Master Class series, and does freelance fight direction for numerous off-Broadway theaters. He is the front-man for his beloved Texas-flavored, goth-rock band, MonsterRally. 

LABYRINTH THEATER COMPANY, in residence at The Public Theater, was founded in 1992 by a group of actors who wanted to push their artistic limits, hone their craft, and create new plays that truly reflected their heritage and experience. LAByrinth today is comprised of almost 100 established and emerging theatre artists from a wide array of cultural perspectives. An inclusive, multicultural ensemble that encourages all members to write, act, direct, and design, LAByrinth supports multidisciplinary growth and exploration in the creation of daring new work that celebrates the diversity of its New York City home. Over the last 17 years, LAByrinth has developed hundres of plays and staged 50 new American plays and has received 12 Drama Desk Award nominations, 8 Lucille Lortel Award nominations, 2 AUDELCO Award nominations, a Drama League Award nomination, an Olivier Award nomination, an Edinburgh Fringe First Award, and the 2002 Jujamcyn Theaters Award for outstanding contribution to the development of creative talent for the theater. Learn more about LAByrinth at labtheater.org.

THE DEEP END PRODUCTIONS was founded by its producer, Anna Becker, and is dedicated to presenting world-class, professional artists in an intimate setting. Provocative and inspiring material and audience access to the artistic process are central to The Deep End's mission. Previous presentations include Symphony Space's Thalia Follies: A Political Cabaret, The New Group's A Spalding Gray Matter, The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival's The Tempest, and Classic Stage Company's open rehearsals of The Merchant of Venice with Ron Leibman and Richard III with Michael Cumpsty. Anna Becker has produced for theatre, television and film for more than 20 years. She served as Theatre Program Director for the New York State Council on the Arts, and as a consultant for the National Endowment for the Arts, Theatre Communications Group, AT&T Foundation, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and the Lila Acheson Wallace Fund for the Arts. Becker created and produced the Insights & Revelations Performance Series at the Northern Westchester Center for the Arts and most recently produced Life in a Marital Institution at 59E59 Theaters and its off-Broadway transfer to SoHo Playhouse.

THE ROSENTHAL JCC is a Jewish Community Center (JCC) where individuals grow, explore, and connect to the community around them. We offer recreational, educational, cultural and social services for all ages. Our main campus is in Pleasantville, NY, and we have a branch serving the Yorktown, NY, area. Call for more information about our Jewish learning and celebrations, early childhood programs, summer camps, after-school activities, sport leagues, cultural programs, and social services such as early intervention and referrals or counseling.

PHOTO CREDITS:
Photos by Tahli DeCourcy O'Grady

Carlo Alban in LAByrinth Theater Company's production of Intringulis




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