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.
No Easy Way to be Free
By Sidney Williams
Directed by Ross Klavan
Tuesday, January 31 at 7:15PM
Peter, a restaurateur and chef, finds his world crumbling away under the pressures of a global pandemic shutdown and intractable business concerns, culture conflicts and dissolving relationships. After a long life of fully committing to and adopting a character armor fashioned on his worship of Anthony Bourdain, Peter feels there is no raft to float him. Does he go all the way in his private narrative or can he find one drop of hope in the rolling sea that is his life and work?
Sidney Williams is a member of LAByrinth Theater Company. As an actor he has appeared in company productions such as, Andrea Ciannevei’s Pretty Chin Up, muMs' Paradox of the Urban Cliche, Stephen Adley Guirgis' Little Flower of East Orange, and David Bar Katz' Atmosphere of Memory. As a producer for the company, along with Portia he produced LAB25, a festival celebrating the company's 25th year, its founding, rich theatrical production history, and bright open future. Along with David Anzuelo and Neil Tyrone Pritchard, he co-produced Maggie Bofil's play Devil of Choice. This is his first play to make the Barn Series. No Easy Way to Be Free is for Tony, Tom, Beth, & Temple - commilitos in labor.
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: www.labtheater.org