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 Jake Brasch
Directed by Padraic Lillis
Tuesday, February 7 at 7:15PM
Birthday clowns, park rangers, and barn owls- oh my! Jumping wildly through time, Spin kaleidoscopically charts the interconnected lives of a misfit band of humans (as well as a flock of horny barn owls). These strange bedfellows may struggle to see the big picture, but we don't. We relish in how freakishly, frighteningly, hilariously their lives are hopelessly entwined.
Jake Brasch (he/they) is a writer + actor + composer + clown and a first-year playwright in the Juilliard School’s Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program. His play The Reservoir was commissioned by the Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Science & Technology Project and will be presented in the 2023 Colorado New Play Summit at the Denver Center. Their plays have been developed in New York by The Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Farm Theater, ArtHouse Inkubator, Letter of Marque, Eden Theatre Company, and LAByrinth Theatre Company. He is currently under commission from the EST/Sloan Project and The Farm Theater’s College Collaboration Project. They're a proud member of EST/Youngblood, The Farm Theater's Development Workshop, and The LAByrinth Intensive Ensemble. As a composer, Jake has written music and lyrics for several films, plays, and podcasts. He works as a birthday party clown in the tri-state area. They received their BFA from NYU-Tisch (Experimental Theatre Wing/New Studio on Broadway).
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