Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Israel Horovitz's The Widow's Blind Date

Our 70/70 Horovitz Project (Project # 5 - Barefoot At The Cherry Lane Theatre) culminated yesterday with the reading of Israel Horovitz's The Widow's Blind Date.

The reading was directed by one of the newest Co-Artistic Directors of the LAByrinth Theatre Company, Mimi O'Donnell and featured Barefoot Theatre Company members, Luca Pierucci & Amanda Plant with special guest Michael Stuhlbarg (last seen in the opening of 70/70 Horovitz Project with the reading of Sins of the Mother.) Stage directions were read by company member Joseph Sousa.

Audiences filled the house to witness one of Horovitz's most famous dramas and we definately saved the best for last!!!
It truly was an amazing way to end Project # 5 - with an amazing play, outstanding performances and a clear and precise direction.
Extra Special thanks goes out to EVERYONE AT THE CHERRY LANE THEATRE for hosting Project # 5 and to Danelle Eliav (one of our very own Literary Team members) for her helping us produce this event.
Thank you, our audience for coming again and again. Stay in touch! We have more in store for you all!!! Stay tuned for the 10th Anniversary Announcement!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

LAByrinth Theater Company...

One of the newest Co-Artistic Directors, Mimi O'Donnell joins Barefoot at the Cherry Lane Theater to direct the final installment of Horovitz's full-length Gloucester Plays. Featured in the reading is another LAByrinth Theater Company member Michael Stuhlbarg.

Stuhlbarg was last seen with the Barefoot Theatre Company at the opening of the 70/70 Horovitz Project's reading of Sins of the Mother directed by Jo Bonney and also featuring Bobby Cannavale, John Doman and Barefoot Artistic Director Francisco Solorzano.

Joining Stuhlbarg in the final reading with Israel Horovitz's The Widow's Blind Date are Barefoot Theatre Company members, Luca Pierucci and Amanda Plant.

Promises to be a reading to remember.
Make your reservations today at barefootrsvp@aol.com.
See you there!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Israel Horovitz's Barking Sharks

Thank you all who came out to see Israel Horovitz's Barking Sharks last night. The reading was directed by one of Barefoot Theatre Company's Board of Directors and Brooklyn College Alum/Professor Rose Burnett Bonczek. Featured were: Will Allen (company member), Lucy Boyle, Kevin Cristaldi, John Doman, T.S. Joseph, Thomas Lombardo, Nicole Haran (co-founder and company member), Pamela Seiderman (company member), Joseph Sousa (company member).

Monday the 29th will mark the final installation of these free readings at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Presented will be The Widow's Blind Date.

"A stunning play..." Kelly, Boston GLOBE
"Terrifying and real...a masterpiece." Drake, LA TIMES
"Brilliant and black...'Widow' sizzles!" Barnes, NY POST

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Dear Friends, Family and Audiences...

the entire Barefoot Theatre Company would like to wish all the dads out there a
Happy Father's Day!!!

Friday, June 19, 2009

70/70 Horovitz Project

Barefoot Theatre Company's 70/70 Horovitz Project (a year-long, world-wide festival celebrating Israel Horovitz's 70th Birthday with readings and full productions of 70 of his plays) began on March 31st 2009 and continues throughout the year with great success!!!

France, Italy, Greece, Czech Republic, Scandinavia, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Korea, Romania, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Israel, Canada, Scotland, England and the United States of American are all part of this theatre event of the year!!!

Stay tuned for further information on all the events on the Barefoot Theatre Company website.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Literary Team gets new member!!!

We are excited to announce that Danelle Eliav (recently seen in Project #5 and Project # 3 of the 70/70 Horovitz Project as well as our bareNaked Reading Series) joins the Literary Team that includes Company members Stephen Gracia (Literary Manager), Christopher Whalen (Company Manager) and Joseph Sousa.
We are excited about the submissions and look forward to the work ahead!!
Keep sending us your plays! See submissions guidelines for further details.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Israel Horovitz's Unexpected Tenderness

Yesterday was a tremdendous success as we packed the theater with audiences, new and returning, and had to unfortunately turn some folks away after adding extra chairs.
Unexpected Tenderness featured company members: Jeremy Brena, Amanda Plant, Maia Sage Ermansons, Ruben Luque and Literary Team member Danelle Eliav along with special guests Michael Aronov and Betty Hudson (seen in Barefoot's Dog Day Afternoon at Theatre Row Theatres) and Roderick Nash (seen in Barefoot's workshop production of Dog Day Afternoon and revival of Balm In Gilead).

The reading was directed by Nicole Haran, Co-Founder and company member who directed the first play ever produced by Barefoot Theatre Company back in 1999.

Project # 5 has been going strong and we owe extra special thanks to EVERYONE AT THE CHERRY LANE THEATRE for embracing us and allowing us to have a home this month.

Thank you all for showing your support and spreading the word.

Click on Photos to Enlarge.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Company Member Anna Chlumsky

Most recently seen in Barefoot Theatre Company's Project # 3 of the 70/70 Horovitz Project, Anna Chlumsky will apprear on the big screen beginning July 24th in the film In The Loop. It opens in theaters in NY, LA, and DC July 24th, and then moves to more from there. It sold at Sundance, played at TriBeCa, and is doing the festival circuit. It already opened in the UK, and it's gotten great reviews.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Israel Horovitz's North Shore Fish...

Project # 5 of our 70/70 Horovitz Project continues....
This past Monday, June 8th, North Shore Fish was second in line in our free readings on Mondays at the Cherry Lane Theatre. The Cast included: Lynn Cohen, Ashlie Atkinson, Amanda Plant, Ed Vassallo, Sidney Williams, Kendra Leigh Landon, Lorraine Rodriguez, Mariana Parma, Dannelle Eliav and John Gazzale.

The reading was directed by Ron Cohen (last seen in Project # 3's Dance With Me).

Here are some pics during rehearsals as well as backstage.

Be sure to be there this coming Monday, June 15th for the reading of Unexpected Tenderness featuring Michael Aronov (Spain with Annabella Sciorra), Jeremy Brena, Maia Sage Ermansons, Ruben Luque, Roderick Nash, Danelle Eliav and more!!!

This reading marks the directorial return of one of our founders, Nicole Haran. Nicole directed two of our first shows.

The readings take place at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St., NYC 10014) at 8pm.
FREE Admission!!! Reserve your seat today at barefootrsmailto:barefootrsvp@aol.com.

See you there!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Company Member Gabriel Buentello

Last seen in the bareNaked Reading Series, Gabriel Buentello, actor and painter has taken part in his first Art Show in New York City. The event took place on May 28th and 29th with BBQ and KEG Party.

For the following two weeks (until June 14th) this art show will be available to veiw by appointment only.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Barefoot Ensemble

On Saturday, May 30th - we held our Summer Ensemble Meeting at the City Lights Youth Theatre space provide by Rob McIntosh. The afternoon included a couple of rounds of games, excercises and sharing of ideas and thoughts on our goals - individually and collaboratively.
Here's a sneak peek into the meeting.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Israel Horovitz's Captains And Courage

This past Monday, June 1st marked the opening of our Project # 5: Barefoot At The Cherry Lane Theatre, part of the 70/70 Horovitz Project. Captains And Courage was the first of five free readings of Israel Horovitz's full-length Gloucester Plays that will be presented on Mondays in June. We had a full house with a standing room audience. Thank you all who came out and showed their support. The opening was a huge success.

The cast included Barefoot Theatre Company members Luca Pierucci, Charles Everett, John Gazzale, John Harlacher, Ruben Luque, Susanne Bruno and special guest artists: Dan Graff, Ronald Cohen, Mack Exilus, Jose Rivera, Amber Bela Muse, Lisa Melita French, Etai Klein, Lily Patricof and featured direction by Rob McIntosh.
Be sure to check out this coming Monday's reading of North Shore Fish.