LAByrinth Theater Company

LAByrinth Theater Company is a non-profit, Off-Broadway theater company based in New York City. Led by Philip Seymour Hoffman and John Ortiz for many years.[1] Its artistic director is Aaron Weiner. The New York Times described it in 2014 as "an ethnically diverse downtown troupe that has mounted several critically acclaimed new works".[2]

LAByrinth Theater Company
TypeTheatre group
Artistic director(s)
Aaron Weiner

History edit

LAByrinth Theater Company was founded in 1992 and was originally begun as Latino Actors Base (LAB)[3] by Gary Perez,[4] John Ortiz, David Deblinger, and Paul Calderón. LAB used the INTAR Theatre, on West 52nd Street.[5][6][7] In those early days, the company attracted mainly LatinX actors who would perform theatrical exercises together "for three hours each week… given the opportunity and support not only to act, but to write, direct, produce, sweep, paint, hang lights, etcetera."[8] With time, the group adopted the LAByrinth name as it attracted a multi-cultural troupe of performers, builders and trades.[8][9][10]

In 2017, Dane Laffrey, Scott Zielinski, and Michael Urie won Obie Awards presented by the American Theatre Wing.[11]

Notable members edit

References edit

  1. ^ Healy, Patrick (February 4, 2013). "Labyrinth Theater Is Said to Seek New Leaders". The New York Times.
  2. ^ "Hollywood Was Just One of His Stages". The New York Times. February 3, 2014.
  3. ^ "Our Story". Retrieved December 22, 2022.
  4. ^ "Gary Perez". Retrieved 2022-12-22.
  5. ^ "History – Intar Theatre". Retrieved 2022-12-22.
  6. ^ Finkle, David (November 21, 2000). "A Train Not in Vain". The Village Voice. Retrieved August 5, 2023.
  7. ^ Kaufman, David (December 10, 2000). "THEATER; A 'Gym' for Acting, It's a Company, Too". The New York Times. p. S2-5. Archived from the original on December 4, 2009. Retrieved August 5, 2023.
  8. ^ a b LAByrinth Theater Company – About Labyrinth Archived February 6, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Cram, Cusi (June 2008). "Into the LAByrinth: The Life of an Acting Writer". The Brooklyn Rail. ISSN 2157-2151.
  10. ^ McKinley, Jesse (November 21, 2002). "Labyrinth at Theatre Row NYTimes 2002 Upscale March". The New York Times.
  11. ^ LAByrinth Theater Company, "Michael Urie Wins the Obie".

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