A company in residence at The Public Theater, LAByrinth was founded in 1992 when 13 actors collectively established an artistic home where they could engage in a variety of theatrical exercises and where each could not only act but also to write, direct, produce, sweep, paint, hang lights, and so on. Led by artistic directors Stephen Adly Guirgis, Mimi O’Donnell, and Yul Vasquez, LAByrinth has developed scores of new plays. The company now has more than 100 members, including such notables as Eric Bogosian, William Seymour Hoffman, Daphne Rubin-Vega, John Ortiz, and Sam Rockwell.
Each LAByrinth production is first workshopped as part of the company’s annual Summer Intensive retreat. Selected plays then move to the next stage in the creative process, to be presented in a public reading. LAByrinth also hosts the Barn Series, in which works in progress are fully rehearsed and staged; and the less formal Live Nude Plays series of new works presented for invited audiences in a more casual setting, with minimal staging.
LaByrinth Theater Company Information
- Venue: No fixed venue. Has been using Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street
- Public Transportation: Good for most venues
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good for most venues
- Performances/Programs: Performance schedule Tuesday–Sunday
- Ticket Prices: Single tickets are $50, $25 student tickets available, $20 Rush tickets sold an hour before performances
- Membership: Lab Pass memberships available. Benefits include priority booking, ticket discounts, and exclusive invitations to private readings and benefits.