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Kevin Laibson


About Kevin

Kevin Laibson is a producer, director, educator, improviser, and grump. In 2010, he co-founded Magic Futurebox, a performance and development space for experimental theater in a factory in Sunset Park, which closed so the landlords could make it a food court or some shit. From 2010-2012, he was the theater curator for The Tank. He developed the improv program for the New York Film Academy Musical Theater wing, and was on faculty in the filmmaking, acting, and musical theater departments there for 8 years. Other teaching includes TVI studios, NYU Tisch, the Boys and Girls Club of America. Directing highlights: Tommy Smith’s Demon Dreams (Oni No Yume) with a new score by DJ Spooky (NY Premiere, 3 NYIT Award Nominations, 1 win), Alan Schmuckler’s I Miss the City (Joe’s Pub), Dance School: School for Dance (#serials at the Flea), Katharine Clark Gray’s The Pestilence is Coming – A Superfun New Musical About How You Will Probably Die! (Magic Futurebox, based on the album by The Minor Leagues), City Hall Sketch Comedy (2010, 2010, 2011 INNY Noms., Best Sketch Group), Next to Normal (Steel River Playhouse, PA), Skyscraper National Park (narrative comedic improv on and about rooftops), rebecca AND ron (2011 INNY nom., Best Twoprov). Producing highlights: Much Ado About Nothing (Public Theater – Mobile Shakespeare Unit), Sometimes in Prague (Ice Factory), The Throwbacks (NYMF), SEEWATCHLOOK (High Line, Canal Brasil Documentary), Public Domain Series (The Tank). @kevinlaibson