Bank Street Theater

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Address: 155 Bank Street
New York, NY    10014

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World Premiere Production Of Ninth And Joanie  | Open: 04/05/12 Close: 04/12/12
Kevin Corrigan(The Departed, “Grounded for Life”) and Bob Glaudini (The Poison Tree, Jack Goes Boating) will star as prodigal son and grieving father in this powerful new play set on Ninth Street in South Philadelphia in 1986.  As Labyrinth Co-Artistic Director Yul Vázquez said today, “Brett C. Leonard picks up where dark ends. We love that.”  While additional casting is still forthcoming, this announcement marks a return to acting for Glaudini, after many years working as an established playwright and screenwriter in New York, and a Labyrinth deubt for Corrigan, who will be taking the Bank Street Theater stage after many years as a close friend of the Company.


On the creative side, it has been announced that Set Design will be by David Meyer, Costume Design by Labyrinth Co-Artistic Director Mimi O'Donnell, Lighting Design by Bradley King, and Sound Design by Zack Brown.


\Brett C. Leonard(Playwright) has been a member of Labyrinth Theater Company since 2003. His plays have been produced in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, Toronto, Berlin and Sydney. In early 2010 The Long Red Road was directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman, starring Tom Hardy, in an extended-run world premiere at Goodman Theatre in Chicago. In 2008 Unconditional was directed by Mark Wing-Davey in its world premiere by Labyrinth Theater Company at New York’s Public Theater, and was published in Smith and Kraus’ New Playwrights: The Best Plays of 2008.  In 2004 Guinea Pig Solo had its world premiere as the inaugural Labyrinth/Public Theater co-production, and was later produced at Chicago's Collaboraction, where it was named Chicago Tribune’s "Top 10 of 2005" and “most visceral show of the year.” In 2007 Guinea Pig Solo was presented as part of the Berlin Arts Festival’s 50th Anniversary at the House of World Culture. Roger and Vanessa has been produced in London, Los Angeles and Sydney. Scotch and Water was first produced by New Company in London, where it was selected as Critics’ Choice in Time Out London. Short plays include Beauty and Light, Interrogation, Bobo an’ Spyder…, and What I’m Looking For, (Best Play, Sketchbook Chicago 2010). Leonard is the recipient of the 2008 Daryl Roth Creative Spirit Award and is Co-Artistic Director (with Tom Hardy) of London’s Bad Dog Theatre Company. Guinea Pig Solo, Unconditional, Roger and Vanessa, Scotch and Water and The Long Red Road are published by Broadway Play Publishing. Leonard’s new play Ninth and Joanie will receive its world premiere in the Spring of 2012 in New York City, produced by Labyrinth Theater Company, directed by Mark Wing-Davey. Leonard’s past and upcoming film and television projects include a screenplay adaptation of The Long Red Road, Unconditional (Cooper’s Town Prods.), Hung (HBO, writer/producer), The Other (Lionsgate Films), Jailbait (Belladonna/Warner Brothers), Upstate (HBO, executive producer; co-created w/Bob Glaudini; executive-produced by Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Cooper’s Town Prods. and E-1 Entertainment), and as creator/executive producer of a new HBO series being developed for James Gandolfini’s Attaboy Prods., currently titled “Taxi-22”.

Mark Wing-Davey(Director) first came to prominence in the United States with his highly acclaimed 1992 production of Caryl Churchill’s Mad Forest at New York Theatre Workshop.  Since then he has worked extensively in New York City, for NYTW, Manhattan Theatre Club, Lincoln Center, Playwright’s Horizons, and the Public Theater - directing Troilus and Cressida and Henry 5 in Central Park. He directed Sarah Ruhl’s Passion Play at the Goodman in Chicago, Yale Rep and most recently for Epic Theater in a site-specific production at the Irondale Center in Brooklyn.  Additional US and international credits include productions of new and classic plays at ACT, ART, Berkeley, Cincinnati, La Jolla, Mark Taper, McCarter, Milwaukee Rep, Pittsburgh Public, Playmaker’s Rep, Seattle Rep; London’s Royal Court Theatre, National Theatre, the Edinburgh Festival, and musicals in the West End, and Australia. Committing much of his career to developing new plays, he has directed new work by Caryl Churchill, Amy Freed, Naomi Iizuka, Jose Rivera, Anna Deveare Smith, Tony Kushner, and Craig Lucas, amongst others. His more recent credits include the world première of Brett C. Leonard’s UNCONDITIONAL for Labyrinth Theater Company Theater and Craig Lucas's The Singing Forest at the Public Theater, and workshops two musicals by Brett C. Leonard, Stephen Adly Guirgis’ piece: Untitled Ass Play and Carson Kreitzer’s play about the photographer Lee Miller - Behind The Eye (directing its première in Cincinnati in April 2011). This summer he directed Keith Reddin’s new play Acquainted With The Night for the O’Neill Playwright’s Conference.  He is slated to direct three world premières in Spring 2012: KMT - an adaptation of Sukhovo-Kobylin’s Russian Trilogy - at NYU, Mona Mansour’s new play The Hour of Feeling for the Louisville Humana Festival and Brett C. Leonard’s new play Ninth and Joanie for Labyrinth in New York. Mr. Wing-Davey is currently the Chair of Graduate Acting at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts where in September 2010 he premièred Tony Kushner’s music theater work: The Henry Box Brown Play.

Kevin Corrigan(Michael) has appeared in many feature films including Superbad, Pineapple Express, American Gangster, The Departed, Big Fan, Buffalo '66, Slums of Beverly Hills, Walking and Talking, and Goodfellas. On television he played recurring roles on “Damages,” “Fringe,” and was a cast regular on the sitcom “Grounded for Life.”  His last play was Lobby Hero by Kenneth Lonergan at South Coast Rep. He is honored to be working with Labyrinth Theater Company.

Bob Glaudini(Charlie) Labyrinth Company Member since 2004. As a playwright, works include A View From 151st Street, Jack Goes Boating, Dutch Heart of Man (Labyrinth); The Identical Same Temptation (Theater for a New City); On Borrowed Time, Against the Sun (Theater Genesis), and The Claiming Race, Sickness of Youth, and The Poison Tree (Mark Taper Forum). He also wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation of “Jack Goes Boating.”  He directed the world premiere of Sam Shepard’s Mad Dog Blues at Theater Genesis and the premiere of Cowboy Mouth, written by Mr. Shepard and Patti Smith at The American Place Theatre.

Zack Brown(Sound Design) is a Professional Freelance Lighting and Sound Designer. Design credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Warehouse Theatre), Urinetwon (St Peter’s College), The Sweepers (Curtain Call) The Confidence Man (Woodshed Collective), Exposed: The Curious Case of Shiloh and Zahara (Stage 13), Grace (Rising Circle), WWYLMBG!!! (Catch / PS122), Jesus Hopped The A Train (Cincinnati Shakespeare, Jackie Award), Romeo and Juliet (Classic Stage Company) SUENO (NYU). Assistant design credits include: Radio City Christmas Spectacular, God of Carnage and Mary Stuart (Broadway). He received an MFA in stage design from New York University in 2008.

Bradley King (Lighting Design) is a lighting designer based in New York City whose designs have been seen across the US and United Kingdom. Recent NYC: Children (TACT), How the World Began (Women's Project - Associate), Assassins and Sweet Charity (New Studio on Broadway), Dead Fish (HERE Arts), Tongue of a Bird and StrindbergStrindberg (NYU Graduate Acting). Recent Regional: A Christmas Carol (Virginia Stage Company), The Marriage of Figaro (Kentucky Opera), To Kill a Mockingbird (Penobscot Theater Company), as well as over 100 works with NYC's Second Avenue Dance Company. Associate opera and theater designs for Robert Wierzel, Jane Cox, Scott Zielinski, and Mark McCullough. Education: MFA, NYU. On the web at www.bradleykingld.com

David Meyer (Scenic Design) is thrilled to be designing for Labyrinth. He is currently working in Philadelphia on the next M. Night Shyamalan film, starring Will Smith. Last year, he helped design the sets for the musical numbers that are featured in the NBC television show SMASH and he worked in the Art Department for the film, Men In Black 3. David has been designing theatrical scenery for over 10 years. Design highlights include: Merrily We Roll Along, Tongue Of A Bird, STRINDBERGstrindberg, Hedwig And The Angry Inch, Little Shop Of Horrors, Kiss Me Kate, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Kiss of the Spider Woman and Bat Boy, The Musical. David has designed commercials for Kenneth Cole and Vita Coco as well as the short film Love, Lots Of It starring Campbell Scott (official selection for Tribecca Film Festival 2011). He received his MFA in Design for Stage and Film from NYU in 2010 and welcomes you to visit his website: www.davidmeyerdesign.com.

Mimi O’Donnell (Costume Design) Costume credits with Labyrinth Theater Company include The Motherf**ker With The Hat, Unconditional, Jack Goes Boating, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Our Lady of 121st Street, Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train. Other credits include Where's My Money?, Pump Girl (MTC); Family Week, Fifty Words, Some Girls, Fat Pig (MCC); 100 Saints You Should Know, On The Mountain (Playwrights Horizons); 2000 Years, Comedians (The New Group).  Film credits: Jack Goes Boating.  Mini is a Co-Artistic director of Labyrinth Theater Company.

 

 


About the Company: LAByrinth Theater Company

LAByrinth Theater Company is a multicultural collective that produces new plays reflecting the many voices in our New York City community. We are fully committed to maintaining an ensemble that combines emerging artists with seasoned professionals. It is our goal, as an ensemble, to take on all the roles involved in the collaborative process of creating new theater. Through these works, our members are given the opportunity to write, act, direct, design and produce. We support multi-disciplinary growth as well as discovery and exploration. We give artists from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to work.

Two Spoons  | Open: 09/05/08 Close: 09/28/08
Steve and Larry, gay dads with a three-year-old son, are on the verge of getting married until a weekend getaway in the City of Brotherly Love changes everything. What starts as a quiet, relaxing vacation turns into a quest for redefining the rules of the relationship: Should they "hang together" to negotiate a Bill of Rights for themselves or "hang separately" and compromise the state of their union and family?
The Imaginary Invalid by Moliere  | Open: 06/10/08 Close: 06/14/08
A comedy for the entire family about a hypocondriac named Argan, whose fears of going broke are stronger then the phobias he feels towards his imaginary illnesses. To secure his old age days in abundance, and avoid doctors's visit fees, he wants his older daughter to marry Dr. Thomas Diafoirus. But Angelique's heart is set on an aspiring singer, the leader of a latin rock band boy named Cleante, whom she met after seeing the play of Romeo & Juliet in Shakespeare in the Park in Central Park a few days ago. With the help of her clever and loyal nannie, Toinette, and her spiritually enlighten uncle Berald, Angelique has the promise of seeing her love come true. Meanwhile, Angelique's stepmother, Beline, wants her sent to study abroad to china, so she can manipulate Argan to make her his only hieress. As the story unfolds the audience learns with the Imaginary Invalid about the pros and cons of both conventional and alternative medicine, and the beauty of real love.
Count Down  | Open: 11/02/06 Close: 11/19/06
Forty days, 7 angry girls, 1 reluctant teaching artist. Set in an all-girls residential facility, COUNT DOWN follows a teaching artist as she attempts to break down the barriers of a group of neglected young women through a creative process.

With a focus on the problems encountered by young girls in this country, and in particular young female victims of abuse and neglect, COUNT DOWN illuminates the serious social ill of domestic violence and demonstrates the role of the arts and artists in helping girls recover from the horrors of abuse. COUNT DOWN is a fictionalized account, inspired by the playwright's experiences over the last 15 years working as a teaching artist with many groups of at-risk youth, including abused and neglected teenage girls.

Running Time: 1 Hour, 45 Minutes

Nickel and Dimed  | Open: 10/05/06 Close: 10/28/06
The play features the character of Barbara Ehrenreich, a journalist who is given an assignment to try to live as a woman working minimum wage jobs for a month. Barbara tackles the job, traveling to three different cities to find housing and employment as a nursing home worker, waitress, housecleaner, and store employee. NICKEL AND DIMED asks can a middle-aged, middle-class white woman make it on minimum wage in middle America?

Neglect  | Open: 10/10/06 Close: 10/25/06
Based on the 1995 Chicago heat wave that claimed the lives of over seven hundred elderly residents, mostly African-Americans who lived in social isolation, NEGLECT is the story of an elderly woman, Rose, and her young neighbor, Joseph, who come together on the first day of the heat wave to escape the unbearable heat and their own feelings of loneliness. A story of social responsibility, NEGLECT is an often funny, deeply moving play about what holds us together and what keeps us apart.
Room Service  | Open: 07/06/06 Close: 08/05/06
A classic door-slamming farce, Room Service centers around a theatrical producer of questionable morals, holed up in a Times Square hotel with nineteen starving actors who attempts to rehearse and find a backer for his new show. Hoping to forestall eviction, he convinces the show's gullible young playwright to fake his own death. Meanwhile, an emissary from one of the country's wealthiest businessmen turns up, offering to invest in the show; that is, until he discovers the hotel doctor bound and gagged in the bathroom. The situation goes from bad to worse as the bill-collecting manager of the hotel threatens to have the entire show confiscated by the sheriff on opening night!

Originally produced on the Broadway stage in l937 and directed by George Abbott, the Room Service cast included Sam Levene, Eddie Albert and Betty Field. In l938, it was made into a movie starring the Marx Brothers and in l944, it was made into a musical film entitled "Step Lively" starring Frank Sinatra. Twenty years ago, the Roundabout Theater Company produced a revival production starring Mark Hamill.
BOX AMERICANA: A Wal-Mart Retail Fantasia  | Open: 06/15/06 Close: 06/25/06
In the extensively researched Box Americana A Wal-Mart Retail Fantasia the Ghost of Sam Walton is resurrected with his own personal chorus of Chinese workers to sing the praises of consumer Utopia. Located at Wal-Mart #24-2-128, the economic epicenter of Sprawlville, USA, the play takes place at a moment when the world's largest employer is defending itself against the largest class-action lawsuit in American history for gender discrimination. It follows Kelly, a delusional but passionate cheerleader for the Wal-Mart ideology and Danae, an African-American mother escaping the double threats of Hurricane Katrina and her violent, impoverished past. They both seek a future of advancement based on merit and hard work, but when push comes to shove with this corporate behemoth, they discover that the Promised Land is a swamp of inequity and empty rhetoric.
Cold  | Open: 04/07/06 Close: 04/16/06
Written and developed by the Present Tense Theatre Project.
Join our audience and the PTTP ensemble as they address real questions in this dark and magical fairy tale.
Flyer  | Open: 10/21/05 Close: 11/06/05
At the height of the Cold War, a woman fights for the right to fly for America in space. Based on the true account of the Mercury 13, the first US female astronaut-testing program in the early 1960s, FLYER tells the story of fictional pilot Fran Douglas. Through her relentless determination and vivid imagination, Fran reveals a rarely mentioned moment in NASA history in a highly theatrical and inventive way.
The Bubble  | Open: 09/27/05 Close: 10/16/05
THE BUBBLE is hilarious journey into the mind of a determined playwright as he attempts to write the perfect play, bringing to life a host of crazy characters who declare mutiny on him and force him to reevaluate his work. The focus then shifts toward the bizarre milieu of the rehearsal process where parallel characters are immersed in theatrical and carnal politics while the driven playwright plots to make certain his production is a success. The work finally
culminates in the play itself, where our scribe is able to work out his personal demons and autobiography and memory run amok.
On The Banks Of The Surreal  | Open: 08/04/05 Close: 08/21/05
Five short plays from early 20 Century originally written in French and one song. Plays from Dada to Surreal to Absurdist, freshly conceived and performed by eight actors and a singer.

Two premieres by Jean Cocteau and Rene Magritte and rarely produced plays by Michel de Ghelderode, Eugene Ionesco and Tristan Tzara from 1920-1953. A surprising song.

Cast:
JEN ARVAY, CHRISTOPHER BERRYMAN, RUPAK GINN, PETER JOHNSON, NIAE KNIGHT, RACHEL LU,RODNEY SHELEY, DIRK WEILER & JOHN ROSE, Baritone.