Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 29th at 6:30pm we will present a FREE Reading of Israel Horovitz's The Indian Wants The Bronx at an outdoor location - one of the oldest phone booths still standing in NYC - on the corner of 66th and West End Avenue.
Join us for this special engagement with a running time of just 40 minutes and get the opportunity to hear more about the exciting celebration. Click on image for further info. The reading will feature company member, Mark G. Cisneros and special guests Thomas James Lombardo and Jesse Rudoy. Barefoot Theatre Company's Producing Artistic Director, Francisco Solorzano directs.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
So, join us for some FOOD, DRINKS, LIVE MUSIC, DANCING and SOME GREAT THEATER.
Saturday, Oct 3rd, 2009 @ 8pm
American Ballroom Theater
25 West 31st Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Keep an eye out for more exciting photos on our facebook page, myspace page and website.
Also - KEEP and eye and ear out for a surprise Project announcement!!! More to come!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
The second event this year is Nightmare 666: A short, sharp and grotesque black magic show featuring a variety of sacrifices, some of them human. Will you be one?
NIGHTMARE has a brand-new location! We're now at NOHO Event Center 623 Broadway at Houston Street (enter on Mercer Street).
John Harlacher (Director, Nightmare: Vampires & Co-Creator of Nightmare:666) is an actor and director. Recent acting work includes the indie feature Love Simple, directed by Mark von Sternberg; Off-Broadway’s Dog Day Afternoon, adapted by Francisco Solorzano; and the revival of Israel Horovitz’s Rats. Both stage productions were produced by The Barefoot Theatre Company, of which he is a member. Directing work includes Cats Can See The Devil, written by Tom X. Chao; the Miami version of Nightmare: Ghost Stories, created by Timothy Haskell; and the feature film Urchin, which he also wrote. Released theatrically and distributed worldwide, Urchin was banned in Malaysia as a “threat to culture.”
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Barefoot Theatre Company's
70/70 Horovitz Project
Mid-East Pieces by Israel Horovitz
(Security, What Strong Fences Make, A Mother's Love, Beirut Rocks)
directed by Eric Nightengale
6 Hotels by Israel Horovitz directed by Michael LoPorto & Pamela Seiderman
(Fiddleheads & Lovers, Audition Play, The Hotel Play)Speaking of Tushy, Fat Guy Gets The Girl, 2nd Violin)
SEEKING: AMIN, 10-14 year old boy who speaks FARSI fluently for Security.
BINKY, Baby-Faced Extremely overweight Male Actor,
30-40 years old for The Fat Guy Gets The Girl.
EVVIE, 30ish, plays Violin professionally for 2nd Violin.
CATHERINE, 30ish, plays Cello professionally for 2nd Violin.
Please send all recommendations, headshots & resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
For specific performance schedule & details check out: http://barefoottheatrecompany.org/currently.php
No pay but stipend provided as per Actor's Equity Showcase Code.
SOME PAY AVAILABLE FOR MUSICIANS.
Four week rehearsal process beginning Oct 5th. Schedules will vary according to schedule conflicts. Performances will take place at the legendary Theatre for the New City in the East Village. Find out more about the 70/70 Horovitz Project at our new website: http://barefoottheatrecompany.org
Saturday, September 19, 2009
DOLCE WELCOMES THE CAST OF TERRANOVA Join us tonight for a special live broadcast from the Italian-American Museum, hosted by William Medici and Bill Russo as they welcome the cast of Terranova, NYC Fringe Festival’s breakout hit play now running through September 22 at the Actor’s Playhouse – for tickets visit www.TicketWeb.com or call 866-468-7619. About the play: “Sixteen year-old immigrant Josefina Terranova, abused, bound between the Old World and the New, brutally kills her family choosing freedom by deadly measures in 1906 New York. Terranova chronicles the price of her survival.” For more information visit MonrealeProductions.com
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
October 2-24, 2009
The Waterbrook Studio
2109 N. Albina #108
About the Show
Jacob has found the girl of his dreams. The girl with whom he can marry, start a family, and give the gift of the next generation to his ailing, Holocaust-surviving grandmother. Unfortunately she’s carrying his brother Sam’s child. Jacob will discover that the body can not live without the spirit just as religion can not live without the family, and redemption can only come by rediscovering that which he disavowed.
A family meditation on religious themes. A broken family on the brink. Cain and Abel never had it this hard.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
"it's quite entertaining, largely because of the energy and conviction of the three actors." – The Phoenix
"a rare, exhilarating glimpse into a raw, alien world." - http://www.theatermirror.com/LSsinsmomGLOUC.htm
"...features four actors whose strong performances will haunt you long after you leave the theater.The cast is first rate. Actor Christopher Whalen rises to the challenge, revealing the dark personalities of the brothers as opposite sides of the same
damaged coin. As Douggie Shimmatarro, Francisco Solozano has the daunting task of learning about his troubled past and struggling against the weight of that inheritance; he is at turns troubled, angry, and lost. Sins of the Mother brings this message of endangerment poignantly and powerfully home." - The Edge
"Whalen manages to infuse each of the twin characters he portrays with something laughable, as well as their individual brands of menace. Douggie and Bobby are more complex, and Solorzano and Walsh connect strongly from the opening scene, skillfully laying out the pieces of the intricate puzzle that will take shape as the play progresses." - Broadwayworld.com http://broadwayworld.com/article/Sins_of_the_Mother_Dark_Humor_Meets_Menace_20090902
"Under the direction of the playwright, a vibrant cast makes the most of it in a new production of “Sins’’ at Gloucester Stage Company. With his watchful eyes, Solorzano conveys both Douggie’s vulnerability and his tough inner core...Whalen rises expertly to the challenge of playing Frankie and Philly." - The Boston Globe
ALL PHOTOS BY SHAWN G. HENRY.
Monday, September 7, 2009
- July 23, 2009
- By: Thomas DiChiara
5 Questions With the Former Child StarIn the early '90s, Anna Chlumsky was one of the most recognizable child stars in America. Her turn as the unforgettably named Vada Sultenfuss in 'My Girl' had wowed critics and won the hearts of filmgoers (don't even pretend you weren't choking back tears during that funeral scene). And then, suddenly, she just disappeared.
But don't worry: Chlumsky did not become another washed-up child-star casualty of the Hollywood machine. Instead, she gave up acting to focus on her education, earning a degree in International Relations from the prestigious University of Chicago before going on to a career in book publishing.
Thankfully for fans, the lure of the screen was too much for Anna to ignore, and the now 28-year-old is back on the big screen as a sultry, seductive, very un-Vada-like State Department assistant in the BBC political satire 'In the Loop.' In an exclusive interview, Anna reveals why she's giving acting another go, reminisces about 'My Girl' ... and shares her favorite James Gandolfini story. -- By Tom DiChiara
1. You just returned to movies after a long time away. What got you back into acting?
About five years ago I was working at Harper Collins Publishers -- I was an editorial assistant for science fiction and fantasy -- and that's a very fun job, in my opinion. I love words, and I love goblins and princesses, so it was a blast. However, I was still crying everyday because I was very unhappy. And I think when you go through that, you kind of have to take inventory of all the signs that the universe or God or whoever you want to call it [is giving you]. And I just realized one day that I need to try this again, because I couldn't let go of it. The little Jiminy Cricket that had been on my shoulder for so many years, you know, through college and for those first two years in New York, was very loud and unignorable, telling me I had to get back in -- so I did! I trained over a summer at the Atlantic [Theater], and I never looked back. I did tons of theater, and I still love to do that as well and, you know, I just kind of started beating the pavement again. And here we are five years later!
2. And what was it that drew you to 'In the Loop' specifically?
Oh, gosh! I got the breakdown and went out for the audition, and when I saw BBC Films, my heart leapt a little because I have this kind of irrational fascination with Masterpiece Theater and BBC [laughs]. My father brought me up on [Hercule] Poirot mysteries and Inspector Morris and Dickens miniseries, and I always thought that was unreachable for me because they would very rarely use Americans. So when I saw that I was actually auditioning for something that was put out by the BBC, I was like, "Oh my goodness!" So, that was the first thing that I was excited about. And then the second thing is it was about somebody in the State Department, and when I went to college at the University of Chicago I studied international -- well it was international studies -- but ultimately that's international relations and, you know, I was like 10 minutes away from taking my Foreign Service Exam to work at the State Department. That was the track I was going to go on. Then I was looking at the material and I was like, do I really want to do this? [Laughs] But I thought it was just amazing that I was finally, after all these years, going to put some of my academics to work.