By Cusi Cram
Directed by Dina Janis
With Elizabeth Canavan, Jacqueline Guillén, Jazon Manuel Olazábal, and Gil Perez-Abraham Jr.
New for LAByrinth’s 31st season, the company presents LAB: STRIPPED, two-week runs of staged works in progress. More than a reading, but not quite a production, STRIPPED keeps the focus on the script with minimal technical elements.
The Complicated is a dark comedy about an eccentric, cultural-melting-pot of a family struggling to survive New York in the 1980s. It is a wild ode to folks from mixed backgrounds who were raised by wolves, single mothers, teachers, god brothers, and their own killer instincts.
Mixing it Up: Holding Complex Identities as a Theater Artist
An informal conversation about how mixed ethnic and racial identities influence and define one's path as a theater maker. Participants include: Taylor Barfield (moderator), Alfredo Narciso, Sarah Nina Hayon, and Cusi Cram.
LAByrinth Theater Company, founded in 1992 as The Latino Actors Base, was created to deliberately interrupt the racial status quo by giving voice to artists of color and reflecting a world where color is the norm and not the exception. LAByrinth Theater Company is a diverse, impassioned, tightly knit ensemble of multicultural artists that empowers individuals and builds community by creating member driven, incendiary, new works of theater.
Read more at: www.labtheater.org