Tuesday, March 31, 2009

70/70 HOROVITZ PROJECT opening

Today, Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 Barefoot Theatre Company kicks off the year-long festival - 70/70 Hovoritz Project on Israel Horovitz's actual 70th Birthday. The celebration is hosted by the Bleecker Street Theatre and will include an evening of free drinks, food, music, artwork display and a reading of Horovitz's newest dramas, Sins of the Mother.

The reading will be directed by acclaimed director Jo Bonney and feature Barefoot's Producing Artistic Director, Francisco Solorzano alongside Bobby Cannavale, John Doman and Michael Stuhlbarg with stage directions read by Monique Carboni. Extra special thanks to everyone at the LAByrinth Theater Company for their help and support in this event.

We hope you can join us and keep and eye out for more!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Kendra Leigh Landon currently gone CRAZY!!!

A special invite to company member, Kendra Leigh Landon's current outside production...
Only 5 more chances to see Crazy Head Space for only $18 -and a portion of that goes to support Creative Alternatives of New York(CANY.ORG). Next Saturday the 4th is already completely sold out -but there are still a few tickets left on smarttix.com for the following dates:Sun 3/29 @4pmThurs 4/2 @8pmFri 4/3 @8pmSun 4/5 @7pmThis is a really unique theater experience -and we're just getting started! Come see it in the alternative intimate space at 210 Front Street -this insane rock musical is so special to me -our killer ensemble cast includes Broadway performers, Rockettes, Showtime at the Apollo winners and many more fab folks.
Did I mention the music and choreography kicks ass? I am not a musical theater person in any way shape or form, but I love this show so much, I had no choice but to produce it! It is in no way shape or form your typical musical -performance art meets rock show in an insane assylum! Come see for yourself -let me know what you think -we are just getting started! Did I mention it's for a good cause? You will walk away humming at least one song, I kid you not!Get one of the last few tickets at:https://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showCode=CRA26

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Barefoot Welcomes newest company members...

Barefoot Theatre Company would like to welcome our newest company members:
Will Allen, Joseph Sousa, and our youngest member to date: Maia Sage Ermansons.

Top Photo: Joseph Sousa watching a rehearsal of his play Teeth of the Sons for Barefoot's first ever bareNaked Reading Series at the Bleecker Street Theatre. Bottom Photo: Will Allen.
Right Photo: Maia Sage Ermanson with Lynn Cohen in a scene from Israel Horovitz's New Shorts (The Bridal Dance) directed by Associate Director, Michael LoPorto.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Barefoot has Open Rehearsals...

A rehearsal of Beirut Rocks by Israel Horovitz was presented to students of FDR High School at Brooklyn College by the Barefoot Theatre Company. The rehearsal featured the first half of the play that was first developed / produced by Barefoot Theatre Company in January of 2007 as part of Israel Horovitz's New Shorts.

Producing Artistic Director, Francisco Solorzano who originated the role of Jake took on the role of Benjy while Literary Manager, Stephen Gracia read the role of Jake.
The rehearsal was lead and directed by Barefoot Associate Director, Michael LoPorto who directed the original production followed by Jo Bonney at the Ensemble Studio Theatre Marathon that featured Francisco Solorzano.
Reading stage directions was Barefoot's Director of Outreach, Susanne Bruno.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Francisco Solorzano....

See Barefoot Theatre Company's Producing Artistic Director, Francisco Solorzano at a one night only presentation of a new play developed by an ensemble currently part of the LAByrinth Theatre Company Master Class which he is currently a member of.
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Sunday, March 8, 2009

this week we are bareNaked!

This week we present a new play in the works by Literary Manager, Stephen Gracia.
Come out and help celebrate an exciting year ahead of us with a really cool play, drinks and LIVE MUSIC! AND.....You'll also get free tixs to our upcoming 70/70 Horovitz Project - festival kickoff this month: Tuesday, March 31st!!!!
All for the low cost of $10!!!! See you there!!!!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

barefoot welcomes

Christopher Whalen, Company Manager (member since 2004)
Susanne Bruno, Director of Outreach
Mark Cisneros, Director of Marketing

Christopher Whalen currently lives on the west coast but was last seen with the barefoot theatre company here in New York City in November of 2008 for our first ever bareNaked Reading Series.

Susanne Bruno was most recently seen in the bareNaked Reading Series weekend with works by students from South Side High School in Rockville Centre, Long Island. She will next be seen in Stephen Gracia's new play being featured at our upcoming bareNaked on March 10th.

Mark Cisneros appeared in the workshop production of Stephen Gracia's NEXT! directed by Michael LoPorto.

Stay tuned for the announcements of our newest company members and events!