Head of Acting Pedagogy and Associate Professor of Theatre Scott Hudson, M.F.A., performed to a sold-out crowd at New York City’s Joe’s Pub, a renowned venue where performers Amy Winehouse and Adele made their U.S. headlining concert debuts. Hudson is also an active member of LAByrinth Theater Company.
Hudson’s monologue from “Angels in America” and his direction of a scene from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis’ “Den of Thieves” was among several acts of the evening’s themed benefit that raised $40,000 for his company’s upcoming 30th season. Guirgis is a recurring guest artist with Shenandoah Conservatory’s Theatre Division. Other acts included Tony award-winning John Gallagher Jr. (“Spring Awakening,” HBO’s “The Newsroom”), Daphne Rubin Vega (“Rent,” “Anna in the Tropics”) and Felix Solis (Netflix’s “Ozark”). Hudson’s staging included actors Elizabeth Rodriquez (“Orange Is the New Black”), Liza Colon-Zayas (Drama Desk Winner), Trevor Long (“Ozark”) and LAByrinth Theater Company co-founder and veteran actor David Deblinger.
LAByrinth Theater Company, founded in 1992 as The Latino Actors Base, was created to deliberately interrupt the racial status quo by giving voice to artists of color and reflecting a world where color is the norm and not the exception. LAByrinth Theater Company is a diverse, impassioned, tightly knit ensemble of multicultural artists that empowers individuals and builds community by creating member-driven, incendiary, new works of theater.