Friday, May 30, 2008

Barefoot Welcomes New Advisory Board Members

Acclaimed playwright, actor, director and Steppenwolf Theatre Company member- Austin Pendleton along with Ballroom Champions, Pierre Dulaine & Yvonne Marceau.

Austin Pendleton began his artistic relationship with Steppenwolf by directing Say Goodnight, Gracie for the 1979-1980 season. In addition to directing at Steppenwolf, Austin has appeared as an actor in such productions as Uncle Vanya, Valparaiso and Educating Rita (also Off-Broadway). His film work is as diverse as A Beautiful Mind, Mr. & Mrs. Bridge and The Muppet Movie. His award-winning plays include Booth, Uncle Bob and Orson's Shadow, which received its world premiere in the Steppenwolf Garage. Broadway: The Diary of Anne Frank; Doubles; Hail Strawdyke; Fiddler on the Roof; Off-Broadway: The Sunset Limited; Richard II; Hamlet; Richard III; The Last Sweet Days of Isaac; Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad; New Repertory Theatre, Boston: King Lear; Waiting for Godot. L.A. Drama Critics Award - Best Writing (Orson's Shadow); Clarence Derwent Award (Hail Strawdyke); Obie Award (The Last Sweet Days of Isaac).

Showdance champions and Broadway dance couple Pierre Dulaine & Yvonne Marceau founded American Ballroom Theater (ABrT) in 1984 and established the company’s educational arm, Dancing Classrooms, in 1994. Internationally renowned performers and teachers, Dulaine & Marceau are four-time winners of the British Exhibition Championships, earned the 1993 Dance Magazine Award, and received the 1989-1990 Astaire Award for Best Dancing on Broadway, in the roles they created and choreographed as the mellifluous couple in Tommy Tune’s Grand Hotel.
Dulaine & Marceau have been faculty members at both the School of American Ballet and The Juilliard School, as well as guest teachers at Alvin Ailey. In 2005 they received the Americans for the Arts Award for education.
Most recently their influence has extended into films, with the major motion picture, Take The Lead. The film, starring Antonio Banderas as Pierre Dulaine, was inspired by Pierre’s teaching experience in schools. Ms. Marceau has choreographed for various companies and events, including the Julia Roberts film Mona Lisa Smile.
“Ms. Marceau and Mr. Dulaine are dancing dreams, and the way they melt into and out of each other’s arms ought to serve as a required course in partnering for the young.”
- The New York Times

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Eightballs Extended!

EIGHTBALLS: A Cocaine Comedy directed by Barefoot’s Associate Director Michael LoPorto has been extended!

This incredibly funny, kinetic play chronicles the destruction and strengthening of several friendships throughout one cocaine-fueled night.

The new nights are:

Weds. June 4th - 8pm
Thurs. June 5th - 8pm
Fri. June 6th - 8pm
Weds. June 11th - 8pm
Thus. June 12th - 8pm
Fri. June 13th - 8pm
Sat. June 14th – 8pm
Sun. June 15th – 7pm

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Artistic Director Francisco Solorzano and Kendra Leigh Landon at The Living Room

Please join us as company members Francisco Solorzano and Kendra Leigh Landon revisit the roles they originated in last year's Israel Horovitz's New Shorts for a ONE NIGHT EVENT at The Living Room directed by the playwright and Barefoot Advisory Board Member Israel Horovitz.
The series that pairs a staged reading withLIVE musical accompaniment!

ISRAEL HOROVITZ'S3 HOTELS: A SUITE Directed by Israel Horovitz& Russell M. Kaplanwith musical guestsChris Otto & Emily DuFour

ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY!Sunday 6/1, 6pmThe Living Room (154 Ludlow Street)$5 suggested donation

For our newest Sandbox night, we're thrilled to bring you "Beirut Rocks", "The Hotel Play", and "2nd Violin", culled from 6 Hotels, a new collection of short plays from the pen of legendary writer/director Israel Horovitz. These moving, insightful, and often funny plays explore the lives of jilted lovers, politically-charged students, struggling musicians - in hotel rooms from New York to Beirut. Co-directed by Mr. Horovitz himself! Musical guest-artists Chris Otto and Emily DuFour are concert string players of the highest order, who have performed at festivals worldwide, with a diverse repertoire of original compositions, classical staples, and improvisation.
Featuring the acting talents ofStephanie Janssen, Kendra-Leigh Landon, Sean Meehan,Francisco Solorzano, and Patrizia Hernandez
"For years, Israel Horovitz has been an undisputed master of the short play format.""Watching these new one-acts by one of the American Theatre's most respected contemporary playwrights is like looking at Picasso's rough sketches. We feel privileged to peer over the shoulder of an innovative thinker as he flexes his creative muscles." -Backstage
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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Anna Chlumsky marks 25th Member

Barefoot Theatre Company welcomes our newest company member:
Anna Chlumsky most recently seen in LAByrinth Theatre Company's Unconditional at The Public Theater, has also appeared as Darlene in Barefoot's 40th Anniversary revival of Lanford Wilson's Balm In Gilead.

Friday, May 9, 2008

This new play is being directed by Barefoot Theatre's Associate Director, Michael LoPorto.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Co. member at 78th Street Theatre

John Harlacher peforms final performances
in Mrs. Gaskell's Lover at
the 78th Street Theatre Lab
after a successful three week run!