Welcome to LAByrinth’s 22nd annual Barn Series! The renowned free reading series is a festival of new plays, and a critical and exciting step in LAB’s development of new work. Many of LAByrinth’s world premieres have come from the Barn, giving audiences a sneak peak into the artistic process, and a chance to see plays before they’re the next hot ticket.
This reading series will be performed in-person.
The Traci Reyes Syndrome
By Mel Nieves
Wednesday, April 6th at 7pm
Traci Reyes is a smart but temperamental inner city teen with a chip on her shoulder who doesn't like to be stared at and Carmen Baez, the brightest student in the school just got caught looking.
Mel Nieves is a NYC born and raised actor-playwright-arts educator. A graduate of The William Esper Studio and a long time member of The LAByrinth Theater Company. He is a 2017 Eugene O'Neill Theatre Conference semi-finalist and a two time (2017/2019) semi-finalist for The New Dramatist Princess Grace Playwright Fellowship. His work as a playwright has been presented in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Diego. His plays, Prospect Avenue and The Spirit, The Body & The Blood are published through Next Stage Press. His one hour pilot script, On The Boulevard was a 2020 HollyShorts and Los Angeles International screenplay awards best television pilot nominee.
LAByrinth Theater Company, founded in 1992 as The Latino Actors Base, was created to reflect a world where color is the norm and not the exception. From Our Lady of 121st Street to Halfway Bitches go Straight to Heaven, LAByrinth has produced over 50 world premieres and developed over 250 new plays.
Read more at: http://www.labtheater.org