Monday, April 13, 2009

DBS Event: An Evening with playwright Stephen Guirgis, Maggie Flanigan and LAByrinth Theater

Time: Friday, April 17, 2009 6:00 p.m.
Location: The Drama Book Shop, 250 West 40th Street, New York, NY 10018
Title of Event: An Evening with playwright Stephen Guirgis, Maggie Flanigan and LAByrinth Theater

Actor/playwright Stephen Guirgis will be in the shop along with fellow LAByrinth company members and LAB acting coach Maggie Flanigan in support of the publication of Guirgis' latest play, The Little Flower of East Orange.

Mr. Guirgis and other LAB members will read from Little Flower before speaking to their collaboration with Ms. Flanigan and taking questions from the audience. Copies of Little Flower as well as Mr. Guirgis' other works will be available for purchase and to be signed afterward.

STEPHEN ADLY GUIRGIS (Playwright) has been a LAByrinth Company Member since 1994. His plays have been produced on five continents and throughout the United States. His most recent play, The Litttle Flower of East Orange, starring Ellen Burstyn and directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman, just completed an extended run at The Public Theater. Other plays include Our Lady of 121st Street (10 best plays of 2003; Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Best Play Nominations),Jesus Hopped the A Train(Edinburgh Festival Fringe First Award, Laurence Olivier Nomination for London's Best New Play), In Arabia, We All Be Kings (2007 LA Drama Critics Best Play, Best Writing Award), and The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (10 best Time Magazine & Entertainment Weekly), produced by LAByrinth in collaboration with The Public Theater in 2005.

Maggie Flanigan has been teaching professional acting classes in New York City for almost 30 years and is the Artistic Director and Master Teacher of the Maggie Flanigan Studio. Maggie trained as an actor and teacher of the Meisner work with William Esper and taught at his studio for 20 years. She also served, with particular distinction, on the faculty of the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Professional Actor Training Program (Rutgers University) for 18 years. She established the Maggie Flanigan Studio to offer smaller classes and give individual attention to serious actors in a conservatory-based program. Maggie shares top honors for Best Acting Teacher in New York City 2006 and 2008 and Best Acting Coach 2008 (Backstage Readership Poll). Maggie is known and loved for her gift of clarity, her eye for truth and her ability to inspire actors and demand excellence from them. She is currently working on a manual based on her writings and teaching experience.

The Little Flower
of East Orange

The Last Days of
Judas Iscariot

Our Lady of 121st
Street (CD)


Jesus Hopped The
A Train


Our Lady of 121st Street: Jesus Hopped the a Train and in Arabia, We'd All Be Kings
In Arabia, We'd All
Be Kings



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