eCREATIVE MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2016 - Page 28

eCREATIVE The White Barn was created to premiere experimental productions for local and NYC professional theatre audiences. Each summer, Lortel invited audiences to “come up to the barn” to see the best and the brightest in compelling and often controversial new works. This peaceful location gave performing artists the space and time to breathe and create in a natural setting filled with woods and streams. The theater, known for controversial productions, gave many celebrated actors their start, including Peter Falk and Geoffrey Holder. Playwrights such as Terence McNally, Athol Fugard, Edward Albee, Eugene Ionesco, George C. Wolfe, Samuel Beckett, Lanford Wilson, Cy Coleman and Sean O’Casey and countless ot