Sunday, November 30, 2008

Featured Playwright...

barefoot theatre company is proud to announce Joseph Sousa as our featured playwright with his new play, Teeth Of The Sons presented in our first ever bareNaked Reading Series which took place, Tuesday, November 25, 2008, 8pm at the Theaters at 45 Bleecker.

About The Playwright:
Joseph first began working on Teeth Of The Sons when asked to write a play as part of the Brooklyn College Theater Grant Program. The play had a staged reading of an earlier draft at 78th Street Theatre Lab. Joseph is a proud member of 776 Lincoln Films which is currently editing their first feature documentary, Witch Orphans concerning the lives of Angolian orphans abandoned by their families due to witch craft accusations. Joseph worked as the camera interviewer, and lead translator on the project. He also received his B.F.A. in Acting from Brooklyn College and recent productions include, The Fool in Lear at The Portland Center For The Performing Arts, Ensemble in the Public's Shakespeare in the Park production of Mother Courage, and Davis in Red Light Winter at the New Workshop Theater. Teeth of the Sons is Joseph's first play, and he is currently finishing his first screenplay, St. Anthony's Feast.

bareNaked Reading Series a success!!!

As promised, here are some photos taken by Producing Artistic Director, Francisco Solorzano of barefoot's first ever bareNaked Reading Series featuring the new play, Teeth Of The Sons by Joseph Sousa.

The evening performers were company members, Anna Chlumsky and Christopher Whalen along with Will Allen and Jessica Langer; directed by our very own Michael LoPorto and assistant directed by Vincent Ingrisano.

The event took place at The Theaters at 45 Bleecker, sponsored by The Bean Post Pub in Bayridge Brooklyn. Live music with Michael LoPorto on drums and Joseph Thompson on guitar and vocals. Visit our other sites: and to veiw more upcoming exciting photos from the evening.

Friday, November 28, 2008

barefoot theatre company

is proud to announce the success of their first ever bareNaked Reading Series this past Tuesday, November 25, 2008 at The Theaters at 45 Bleecker.

The audience turn-out was greatly appreciated!!!

It was wonderful to see so many new faces as well as our regulars.


The reading was another success -please stay tuned for photos and update on what's next for Joseph Sousa's brand new play Teeth of the Sons.

There will be a lot of exciting news following the next couple of months so please come back and visit us.


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Francisco Solorzano currently...

barefoot's Producing Artistic Director, Francisco Solorzano joins the cast of The Real Andromacha along with company member Charles Everett. The staged reading will take place this coming Saturday, November 15 at 6pm.

Francisco and Charles appeared on stage together, directed by Tamilla Woodard in the New York Fringe Festival production of Here. This. Now! in the summer of 2006.

Be sure to catch them reteam with Tamilla in this exciting new play!!!

Saturday, Nov 15th, 2008
6pm: REAL ANDROMACHA: Play in one act and seven aspects of reality by Ximena Escalante (Mexico); directed by Tamilla Woodard; translated by Andrea Thome

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

barefoot theatre company's 1st Annual...

bareNaked Reading Series
no sets, no props, just words
an evening with a new play, live music, and drinks

To kick off this Holiday Season, we present our 1st Annual bareNaked Reading Series at the Theaters at 45 Bleecker (formerly The Culture Project.)
The exciting new play,
Teeth of the Sons, comes from playwright/actor Joseph Sousa directed by Associate Director Michael LoPorto and barefoot company members, Anna Chulmsky (last seen with barefoot in Balm in Gilead) and Christopher Whalen (seen in Beirut Rocks) along with Will Allen (seen in barefoot's 2007 workshop production of Stephen Gracia's Next!) and Jessica Langer. This event will also feature live music by our very own Michael LoPorto and longtime barefoot collaborator Joseph Thompson as well as FREE drinks!!!

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008 @ 8pm
Admission: $10
No Reservation Required

The Theatres at 45 Bleecker
45 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012

*event made possible with the support of The Theatres at 45 Bleecker.

The bareNaked Reading Series are evenings of new plays by emerging and established playwrights for the purpose of fostering new works from staged readings, to workshops and on to full-productions. The focus on exploring these new works is on the collaboration between playwright, director and audience without the use of costumes, props, theatrical lighting, and sets. Bringing a compelling story to full life is our goal.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Co. Member Anika Solveig Most Recently...

Company member and our new Director of Development, Anika Solveig was most recently seen performing in Minneapolis with Frank Theatre's production of Churchill's VINEGAR TOM, which met with rave reviews! Prior to working with Frank Theatre, Anika appeared in the role of Jenny in Dog Day Afternoon this past July/August as well as the workshop in spring of 2007.

Vinegar Tom was presented by the Ritz Theater, Sept. 12-Oct. 5, at the newly-renovated theatre located at 345 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

CO. Member Charles Everett with The Internationalists

One of our newest members, Charles Everett (last seen in Stephen Gracia's Next! in 2007) will be seen next weekend with The Internationalists in a staged reading directed by Tamilla Woodard.
The staged reading of Real Andromaca as part of the "Around the World in 24 Hours" Festival will take place at The Space, 300 W. 43rd St. on Sat. Nov. 15th at 6pm. All the info is here:

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Producing Artistic Director, Francisco Solorzano, Managing Director, Victoria Malvagno and company member John Gazzale are invited to appear on the Joey Reynolds Radio LIVE Talk Show during the run of Dog Day Afternoon.

Photo was taken at the studio located in downtown Manhattan following a performance of DDA which featured Victoria Malvagno as Miriam (also costume designer), John Gazzale as Leon and Francisco Solorzano who adapted, directed and appeared in the role of Sonny.

Production photos and reveiws to follow soon.

COMING SOON!!: First Annual Reading Series.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Co. Member Amanda Plant at The Kraine

Most recently seen in Dog Day Afternoon, company member Amanda Plant can currently be seen at the Kraine Theater downtown with:

BritBits 4
short plays for the busy Anglophile

Join Mind The Gap Theatre for the return of our fabulous short play festival featuring brand new short plays by, for or about The British!

Featuring the amazing talents of:
Larry Conroy, Trish McGettrick, Anita Sabherwal, Stephen Pilkington, Mia Moreland, Hollis Hamilton, Sean Heeney, Richard T. Lester, Christine Rendel, Sam Redford, Stephen Donovan, Lucy Rayner, Martin Ewens, Ben Bergin, Luke Tudball, Stuart Williams, Gwenfair Vaughan, Emma Gordon, Amanda Plant & Donna Maria. Under the direction of: Amir Arison, Jeffrey Rega, Montserrat Mendez & MTG Artistic Director/Founder Paula D'Alessandris

Wednesday- Saturday @ 7:30pm
October 29 - November 1, 2008
Call TheaterMania at 212.352.3101 or click
here for tickets
Kraine Theater85 E. 4th St (bet. 2nd & Bowery)
Regular General Admission Tix: $18; $15 in advance with code "BBC4"
Available at the door 30 mins prior to showtime
Reservations highly recommended
Call 212.352.3101 or visit