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Audiences attend a 2015 Barn Reading Series
Daphene Rubin-Vega in "Empanada Loca" written and directed by Aaron Mark. Photo by Monique Carboni

Labyrinth Theater Company

At the Labyrinth Theater Company’s inception in 1992, a passionate ensemble created a home for challenging new work that would turn heads and inspire questions.  It has since continued to produce inclusive work that’s increasingly reflective of the world’s diversity.

Time Warner Foundation’s support of the Labyrinth Theater Company’s development heralds the organization’s commitment to incubate, develop and produce refined work with underrepresented talent.  By being accessible and flexible, Labyrinth Theater Company creates space in New York theatre for every voice and accommodates the needs of a diverse network of artists. The Foundation funds the organization’s Barn Reading Series and Up Next Series which are both paramount cultural achievements.  Not only has Labyrinth attracted important demographics to its audience, but the works developed therein have garnered critical acclaim.

The Barn Reading Series allows playwrights to network productions after a minimum of 15 rehearsal hours.  In this program, artists are able to receive feedback from an ensemble and audiences following readings. The Up Next Series is a monthly workshop for a new, promising playwright to receive dramaturgical support from Labyrinth’s artistic staff before a 29 hour workshop and then a staged reading. 

This partnership is representative of the hope for a future that’s rich in perspectives by giving new playwrights access to take chances in front of audiences.  The Foundation is proud to fund Labyrinth Theater Company’s development initiative.  These experiments have led to great success and shows on Labyrinth’s mainstage.

For more information on Labyrinth Theater Company and their Play Development Initiatives, please visit their website: http://labtheater.org/

Audiences attend a 2015 Barn Reading Series
Daphene Rubin-Vega in "Empanada Loca" written and directed by Aaron Mark. Photo by Monique Carboni