Welcome to LAByrinth’s 23rd 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.
By Dipti Bramhandkar
Directed by Padraic Lillis
Friday, February 3 at 7:15PM
Things are changing in Nikhil’s hometown, Love Lake. Ex-Silicon Valley darling and Nikhil’s childhood friend, Mateo, has started a “values based community” there called Mela, which has swept up old friends and neighbors into their new way of living, including Nikhil’s father. Is it a cult or is it what people really need? Nikhil returns to find out.
Dipti Bramhandkar is a Mumbai-born, NY-based playwright, filmmaker and LAByrinth Theater Company member. Her recent work includes Is There Even Porn in India?, which was workshopped in London and presented at LAByrinth Theater Company's Barn Series (Sarita Choudhary, Kevin Corrigan, Ajay Naidu) and Islands of Contentment (Daphne Rubin-Vega, Danny Pudi, Laura Gómez and more) produced by Hypokrit Productions and The Tank. WNYC featured her pandemic inspired audio story collection. Her solo show American Rookie had a sold out run at Luna Stage and is currently on tour. Next year, she is commissioned to create an immersive full length play in Miami to open during Art Basel and produced by Juggernaut Theater Company. She has a BA from Cornell and MA from Cambridge in Literature.
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.
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