Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Musical guest - returning once again - Electronic Indie Rock by Dave Triggiano.
The Theatres at 45 Bleecker
Bleecker Street and Lafayette Street
Drinks and Live Muisc following the reading.
See you there!!!
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Dedra McCord-Ware currently resides in Hollywood, CA as does another company member, Christopher Whalen.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
In addition, the ensemble found themselves having numerous cast parties and gatherings even after the show closed in late August - taking place at bars, restaurants, and even a pool party at company member Gil Ron's house in Queens, New York.
Stay tuned for a revival of the stage adaptation of Dog Day Afternoon in the near future.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Top photo: LtoR: Michael LoPorto, Stephen Gracia, Francisco Solorzano and Victoria Malvagno at Brooklyn College.
Center photo: Cast in a scene from Dog Day Afternoon at Theatre Row Theatres.
Bottom photo: Charles Casano, and company members, John Harlacher and Kendra Leigh Landon in a scene from Dog Day Afternoon at Theatre Row Theatres.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Loved it! Stunned by how well it was done…different than the movie! Just terrific!!!
Drama Desk - The Siegal Colum
This Dog Has Its Day!
The Barefoot Theatre Company took on a mighty challenge recently in turning Sidney Lumet's famous film Dog Day Afternoon into an Off-Off-Broadway play. The movie, after all, was created as much in the editing room as it was by the performance of its extraordinary cast led by Al Pacino. But damn if they didn't put on a rough and ready version of that script; this was a vibrant and exciting piece of stagecraft that deserves to be remounted in front of a larger audience.
Even more impressive was his tight, muscular direction of the piece done with a large, talented cast in one intermissionless act . Solorzano also cast himself in the Pacino role of Sonny, throwing himself into it with gleeful zest. Simply put, we were mighty impressed with this production.
I highly recommend seeing this extremely well-acted and sharp production. But if you've seen the movie, don't expect to relive the social turmoil of the 1970's – that was done. This stage adaptation focuses on something more universal: the characters and their inescapable environment. - Mark von Sternberg (posted at New York Times.com)
It's been a busy year starting with the addition of three new Advisory Board members, Pierre Dulaine, Yvonne Marceau and Austin Plendleton. They join playwrights, Mary Gallagher, Israel Horovitz and Joe Pintauro. It's been with the support of our Advisory Board that we've had such successful year.
So there was a lot happening in 2008 beginning with the announcement of Dog Day Afternoon having a full run at Theatre Row Theatres, continuing with company members working consistantly (Chris Whalen can currently be seen opposite Lisa Kudrow in P.S. I Love you - playing all the time on HBO - DVR it!)
We also had some great parties, the Boston Theatre Marathon with all three barefoot company members returning to roles in Beirut Rocks, Francisco Solorzano and Kendra Leigh Landon appearing in three new plays by Israel Horovitz at the Living Room, rehearsals for Dog Day Afternoon as the heat began to rise all over New York City during the hot summer months and a lot more leading to the our bareNaked Reading Series - so stay tuned as pictures and brief details of our past events in 2008 get posted and shared with you all. Thanks again for visiting.
Monday, January 12, 2009
Here we are!
This past year we gathered over at D.U.M.B.O (down under the manhattan bridge overpass) to take a couple shots of the ensemble.
Pictured from left to right: Lorraine Rodriguez (seated), Joanna Leigh Jacobsen, John Gazzale, Anika Solveig, Christopher Whalen, Charles Everett, Kendra Leigh Landon, Victoria Malvagno, Jeremy Brena, Francisco Solorzano, Michael LoPorto, Pamela Seiderman, Chiara Montalto, Gabriel Buentello, John Harlacher, Stephen Gracia and Amanda Plant. Company members not pictured, Anna Chlumsky, AnaMaria Correa, Ruben Luque, Gil Ron, and Dedra McCord-Ware
these photos kick off the exciting continuation of our blogging of A Look Back at 2008 - take a look back and catch up on what's been going on.
We have an exciting year ahead of us!
In addition to our upcoming website, we will be introducing a new look to our logo designed by Dave Buchwald (photographer of Company Photos).
Thanks again for visiting.
The Barefoot Theatre Company
"Urchin is a crazy storygame which involves playing crazy homeless people who live under the subway system in New York. I ran it at midnight at last year’s Conquest and I also ran a midnight game at Dragonflight. It’s a lot of fun, but I think it should always be played late at night when you’re really tired."