Sunday, February 28, 2010


Terry Kinney, acclaimed Broadway director and co-founder of Steppenwolf Theater Company set to direct our upcoming event. This coming Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 will mark the 1st Anniversary of our 70/70 Horovitz Project as well as Israel Horovitz's 71st Birthday...and we plan to celebrate just as hard as last year!!! Be prepared for more info to the theater event of the year with the reading of Horovitz's Unexpected Tenderness directed by TERRY KINNEY and featuring Barefoot Theatre Company members as well as some special guest artists!!! Also featuring LIVE MUSIC, FREE DRINKS, FREE FOOD, GIFTS AND MORE as well as a short film presentation of past events across the globe! ZYR Vodka, Sam French, Dramatists Play Service, Bean Post Pub, Two Boots Pizzeria, Smith & Krauss, Star Bucks and MORE!!! Stay Tuned for more info on Special Guests and date when tickets go on sale!!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Francisco Solorzano & Christopher Whalen part of IRNE NOMINATIONS...

New England drama critics have given IRNE Award nomination to
Gloucester Stage production of Sins of the Mother featuring Barefoot Theatre Company members Christopher Whalen and Francisco Solorzano in following categories:
BEST PLAY, BEST ENSEMBLE, BEST ACTOR (Robert Walsh). This Gloucester Stage Company production of Sins of the Mother directed by Israel Horovitz was also part of our 70/70 Horovitz Project.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Sins of The Mother a huge SUCCESS!!

Wall Street Journal Review is in for SINS OF THE MOTHER! " that in a better-regulated world would now be playing on Broadway." And the praise keeps on coming! Sins of the Mother was developed by the Barefoot Theatre Company along with The Actor's Studio and LAByrinth Theater Company. The current production at Florida Stage is part of our 70/70 Horovitz Project.
Sins of the Mother was also featured at The Gloucester Stage Company in August of 2009 as part of our worldwide festival.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Ensemble Member, Charles Everett

was last seen in the role of Zelly in Israel Horovitz's Security which was presented as Mid-East Pieces (a collection of 4 short plays) directed by Eric Nightengale. The evening was project # 11 of our 70/70 Horovitz Project. Currently, he's about to start up the second round of shooting on an indie film called Private Francis of Williamsburg, an updated retelling of the story of St. Francis of Assisi. In the film he plays Bernard, Francis' best friend. We'll be shooting in locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn from Feb 14th to 28th. It's directed by Josh Wick for Imperfect films. Here's the facebook fan page: Here he's pictured in the Celebrating 10 Years of Theater event for Barefoot Theatre Company at the American Ballroom Theater with Barefoot Theatre Company members as well as special guests, Lynn Cohen and Austin Pendleton.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

collaboration with the National Theatre of Ghana & Nigeria

Our 70/70 Horovitz Project has gone west to Africa!!! Also currently in Perugia, Italy!!!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Barefoot at Brooklyn College

Last year, Barefoot members paid a visit to Brooklyn College to read and workshop a play for visiting High School juniors. It was such a success that this year we were asked back.
On Wednesday, February 3rd, Associate Director Michael LoPorto, Literary Manager Stephen Gracia, and Barefoot actors Kendra Leigh Landon and Dan Graff treated the juniors of the prestigious Brooklyn Latin high school to an open rehearsal of Stephen's original short play "Boondock Brooklyn." The play was read through once, Michael gave notes to the actors, and the play was read through again, giving the students a glimpse into a typical rehearsal process. Once again, it was a hit!

"Boondock Brooklyn" received its first public performance (with a slightly more...provocative title) during the 2nd bareNaked Reading on December 19th 2008. Directed by Michael LoPorto, it featured company members Kendra Leigh Landon and Will Allen.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Elmwood Community Playhouse in Nyack has been a vital entity in our community for 63 years, and is stronger than ever. Officially an “Off Off Broadway” theater, we are entering a new level of community involvement with our current fund raiser, “Man In Snow”; an AMERICAN PREMIER of the play, written by the world renowned American playwright, ISRAEL HOROVITZ. This is the first time this play has been presented in the United States, and the first time on stage anywhere. Performance dates are Friday and Saturday, February 12, 13, at 8PM, and Sunday the 14th at 7 pm. Tickets are available through the web site, or by calling 845-353-1313

"Man In Snow” was written by Mr. Horovitz in 2001 as a radio play for the BBC, and won the prestigous Sony Radio Academy Award in that year for best drama. This is a brilliant drama about a more than middle aged man climbing MT. Mc Kinley, while “babysitting” Japanese tourists, and getting the best connection ever with his wife of 40 years over his cell phone. Funny, smart, romantic, dramatic, and at times tense, director Bernie Garzia, has assembled a cast of excellent actors to present this piece, drawing from Elmwood’s rich and diverse family of talent that it’s membership represents.

This production of “Man In Snow’ is Elmwood Playhouse’s proud contribution to the 70 / 70 Horovitz Project, sponsored by the Barefoot Theatre Company in Manhattan. The Barefoot Theatre Company leads over 50 theater companies from around the globe including: France, Italy, Greece, Czech Republic, Scandinavia, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Korea, Romania, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Israel and the United States of America with readings, staged readings and fully staged productions of 70 plays by Israel Horovitz in honor of his turning 70 in March, 2009.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Now playing at Florida Stage featuring Francisco Solorzano; written and directed by Israel Horovitz. Part of our 70/70 Horovitz Project.

from Ensemble Member Will Allen

I love Barefoot Theater Company. I started working with Barefoot 4 years ago when I had just flown back from shooting a documentary in Angola with fellow barefooter Joseph Sousa. It was the perfect landing. The members were talented, passionate, intelligent, curious, fearless, interesting, interested, hardworking, did I mention talented? The opportunity to be a part of a theater company like Barefoot has been a blessing and an honor. Since joining the company I have worked on several projects and am currently in Los Angeles working on Joseph Sousa's Teeth of the Sons which opened Barefoot's Barenaked reading series in New York and had a subsequent production in Porltand, OR. So really, what I'm trying to say is that Barefoot is pretty bodacious, ferocious, tenacious, and other -ciouses that you will soon find out.

Monday, February 1, 2010

from Ensemble Member Joseph Sousa

"Just saw a reading of a play in Venice Beach that was a closeted Sex and the City episode. Made me miss new york and especially miss Barefoot readings."

Sousa was recently seen the World Premiere of his full length play, Teeth of the Sons which was developed with the Barefoot Theatre Company, opening our very first ever bareNaked Readings Series at the Bleecker Street Theater. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California