Friday, April 30, 2010

Ensemble Member, Anna Chlumsky

The Off-Broadway production of Love, Loss, and What I Wore welcomed Anna Chlumsky, Julie Halston, LaTanya Richardson, Doris Roberts and Brooke Shields to its rotating cast April 28.  Ensemble member, Anna Chlumsky was most recently seen with the Barefoot Theatre Company in the closing of our 70/70 Horovitz Project with the reading of Israel Horovitz's Unexpected Tenderness.  The reading on March 31st also featured Barefoot ensemble members, Christopher Whalen and Joseph Sousa with Annabella Sciorra, Michael Stuhlbarg, Marcia Jean Kurtz, Sol Freider and Ronald Cohen reading stage directions.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

SOLD-OUT!! Emergency Used Candles with Chiara Montalto and directed by Victoria Malvagno


There are not words enough to thank you for all of the good vibes, love, well wishes, and your ever present support. It is because of that support that my performance of "Emergency Used Candles" coming up this Saturday May 1st has a completely sold out the house, as well as having a full wait list. 

This work, as many of you know, is very personal to me and I am so incredibly thankful that you have allowed me to share this journey with you. 

Victoria and I look forward to seeing those of you who are coming on May 1st, and once again, big, big thank yous to everyone for all of the support along the way. 

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Represented Off-Broadway by Ensemble Member Anna Chlumsky

Anna Chlumsky, most recently seen in the closing of our 70/70 Horovitz Project on March 31st with a reading featuring Annabella Sciorra, Michael Stuhlbarg, Marcia Jean Kurtz, Sol Frieder and fellow company members, Joseph Sousa and Christopher Whalen has joined the cast of Nora and Delia Ephron's Love, Loss, and What I wore...

Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron’s intimate collection of vignettes and monologues is based on the best-selling book of the same name by Ilene Beckerman, as well as on the recollections of the Ephrons’ friends. Like the book, this funny and poignant theatrical event uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell stories that all women can relate to. “The Vagina Monologues without the vaginas,” is how the Ephrons describe Love, Loss, and I Wore, while syndicated columnist Liz Smith simply raves, “This is an evening that goes directly to the heart, soul and vanity of every woman, young or old.” Directed by Karen Carpenter, the production will feature three different (5-member) all-star casts who will perform the piece in four-week cycles.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Victoria Malvagno directs Emergency Used Candles!

Ensemble Member, Victoria Malvagno has come on board to direct fellow company member Chiara Montalto in her solo piece, Emergency Used Candles.  EMERGING ARTISTS THEATRE: 
Illuminating Artists New Work Series
One Woman Standing
Written & Performed by Chiara Montalto 
Directed by: Victoria Malvagno

Emergency Used Candles – Get into the grey Buick Century with Writer/Actress Chiara Montalto, as she takes you along with Andrew, her 92 year old Italian- American grandfather around Brooklyn, and on a journey towards adulthood. Along the way experience trips to the Vegas Diner, meatballs, Senior Citizen meetings, Mario the hot EMT, and Mr. Wonder Bread. You have to
live a Century to drive a Century. Originally presented as a part of Barefoot Theatre Company’s 70/70 Horowitz project and Saturday Night Special. Written and Performed by Chiara Montalto, Directed by Theresa Gambacorta.   Saturday, May 1, 2010 (7pm-9pm) TADA Theatre, 15 West 28th Street, 2nd Floor. 

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Award Winning Sins of the Mother by Israel Horovitz

Israel Horovitz's Sins of the Mother which had its New England Premiere this past summer at Gloucester Stage Company won an IRNE Award for BEST NEW PLAY last night.  The production was also part of Barefoot Theatre Company's 70/70 Horovitz Project and featured Barefoot Theatre Company's very own ensemble members, Francisco Solorzano and Christopher Whalen in the lead role(s) of twins Frankie and Philly Verga.  

The production was also directed by Mr. Horovitz and later had another production at Florida Stage which also featured Francisco Solorzano and directed once again by Mr. Horovitz.  Both productions played to sold-out houses with rave reviews.  

Friday, April 16, 2010

final days of 70/70 Horovitz Project

After the success of our collaboration with East 3rd Productions on the Horovitz Marathon this past weekend at Theatre Row Theatres - we are proud to announce Project #15 pesented by East 3rd Productions with the reading of Israel Horovitz's The Great Labor Day Classic and The Former One-On-One Basketball Champion.  The readings, directed by East 3rd Productions' Artistic Director, Ricardo Riethmuller will take place tonight at Think Cafe located in NoHo (mercer & east 3rd).  

If you're in the neighborhood, come on down for a coffee and join us for the final days of New York City's tribute to one of the world's most prolific playwrights - Israel Horovitz.  

Stay tuned on facebook for pics from events throughout the year as well as continuing 70/70 Horovitz Project productions nationwide as well as across the globe.  

Sunday, April 4, 2010

HOROVITZ MARATHON (an east 3rd productions collaboration)

This week East 3rd Productions presents Project # 14 of our 70/70 Horovitz Project as we collaborate on the reading of 13 plays by Israel Horovitz.  The marathon will take place at Theatre Row Theatres' The Studio Theatre located at 420 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenue.  Here's a look at the schedule of the rarely seen or heard plays:  

Thursday, April 8th 2010 @ 8pm: Henry Lumper

Friday, April 9th 2010 @ 8pm: The Race Play & Our Father's Failing (2nd play in the Alfred Trilogy)

Saturday, April 10th 2010 @ 12pm: Stage Directions
@ 12:30pm: Morning (Chiaroscuro)
@ 1:30pm: Mackerel
@ 4pm: Hopscotch
@ 5pm: Alfred Dies (final play in Alfred Trilogy) 
@ 7:45pm: Trees
@ 8pm: Dr. Hero

Sunday, April 11th 2010 @ 3:30pm: Inconsolable
@ 3:45pm: The Korean Banker
@ 4pm: Today I Am A Fountain Pen (1st of The Growing-Up-Jewish Trilogy)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Ensemble Member, John Gazzale - AWARD WINNER!

Illuminati, with company member John Gazzale, made it to the Final round of The Network One-Act Festival!  Out of 40 one act plays performed in the first round, Illuminati was one of ten plays selected to go to the final round.  Following the final round - Illuminati won best play, best direction, best actor and best supporting actor (JOHN GAZZALE) at The Network One-Act Festival!

John Gazzale

Select theatre credits: Leon in Barefoot Theatre Company's workshop and premiere productions of Dog Day Afternoon. He also appeared in Barefoot's production of Balm and Gilead, and as Arthur, in Lobo Theatre's New York premiere of Tennessee Williams's Spring Storm. John has also worked regionally with the Virginia Shakespeare Festival, The Shakespeare Theatre, and Theatre of the First Amendment in Northern Virginia. He holds an MFA from the Actors Studio Drama School. Member Since 2008.