Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Ensemble Member, Francisco Solorzano starring in feature film

Love Simple, the feature film starring Barefoot Theatre Company ensemble member, Francisco Solorzano is now on sale on  The romantic comedy was also seen at this past year's HBO's Latino Film Festival as well as the Feel Good Film Festival in Hollywood, CA along with many other festivals.  The feature also stars Barefoot Advisory Board member, Israel Horovitz and ensemble member, John Harlacher along with Patrizia Hernandez (seen in Beirut Rocks with our BTM presentation), and Betty Hudson (seen in the stage adaptation of Dog Day Afternoon).  Written and Directed by Mark von Sternberg, Love Simple promises to put a smile on your face!  Francisco Solorzano will also be seen in the short film, And The World Goes Round next week at the Anthology Film Archive in the East Village.  

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Ensemble Member, John Gazzale on stage

Most recently seen in our 70/70 Horovitz Project presentation of Israel Horovitz's stage adaptation of the Charles Dickens' classic tale, A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley in December of 09 - John Gazzale will be appearing in the reading of a new work on Tuesday, May 25th, 2010.  He's also in rehearsals for the Clifford Odet's classic Waiting For Lefty due to premiere in June.  Gazzale is also best known for his portrayal of Leon in Barefoot Theatre Company's stage adaptation of the Academy Award winning film, Dog Day Afternoon.  

Pic of John Gazzale surrounded by a small portion of his cast members during the 25th Anniversary Revival of Lanford Wilson's Balm In Gilead which also featured ensemble member, Anna Chlumsky.  Click on poster images for reading for further information and be sure to keep and eye and ear out for our ensemble member, John Gazzale!!!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

West Coast Premiere of Israel Horovitz's 6 Hotels

a post festival contribution to the 70/70 Horovitz Project, the current production of 6 Hotels by Israel Horovitz produced by Harlequin Productions in Olympia Washinton is a success!  The cast features David Nail and Brian Claudio Smith, both seen in Sins of the Mother most recently at Florida Stage, also a part of the 70/70 Horovitz Project.  If you find yourself in Washington this month make sure to take a trip to catch this amazing cast of 4 portray 21 characters.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Associate Director, Michael LoPorto in Albany

Associate Director, Michael LoPorto returns to Park Playhouse in Albany to direct the musical hit, Annie Get Your Gun.   LoPorto most recently directed the three shorts: Fiddleheads and Lovers, The Audition Play and The Hotel Play as part of the collection of short plays, Suite Horovitz by Israel Horovitz - the collection of plays were featured in the 70/70 Horovitz Project. 


Park Playhouse presents


Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Book by Herbert and Dorothy Fields
Adapted by Peter Stone

July 6 – August 15, 2010
At The Lakehouse in Washington Park
Tuesday through Sunday at 8:00PM
Amphitheater Seating is Free
Premium reserved seats go on sale June 1, 2010
Box Office: (518) 434-0776
Park Playhouse

ANNIE GET YOUR GUN scored a bulls eye when it returned to Broadway in 1999, starring Bernadette Peters and sporting a revised libretto by Tony, Oscar and Emmy winner Peter Stone. As Newsday reported, Stone’s revisions “are sweetly ingenious, and the show is a dream.” Stone reshaped the 1946 book to create a Wild West show-within-a-show that frames the ageless “Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better” love story of sharpshooters Annie Oakley and Frank Butler. Joined to the new book, of course, is that amazing Irving Berlin score, featuring hit after hit after hit. “Irving Berlin’s greatest achievement in the theater,” wrote the New York Post, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN “will always be a musical for the ages, one of the Broadway theater’s enduring triumphs.”

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Ensemble Member, Francisco Solorzano on film...

And The World Goes Round featuring Barefoot Theatre Company ensemble member, Francisco Solorzano will be part of a series of shorts NYWIFT is screening at the Anthology Film Archive in the east village on wed, may 24th at 7.  And The World Goes Round is now available for sale on 

Francisco Solorzano

Theater: adapted, acted and directed in the workshop and world premiere of Dog Day Afternoon (Theatre Row Theatres). Select acting credits: World premiere of Horovitz's What Strong Fences Make(Bleecker Street Theatre, Boston Theatre Marathon), Nilo Cruz's Bicycle Country (Spanish Repertory Theatre, Theatre Row Theatres), The Water Engine (Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh, Scotland), Israel Horovitz'sThe Indian Wants the Bronx (Gloucester Stage Company/78th Street Theatre Lab) & A Mother's Love (Boston Playwrights Theatre), Beirut Rocks (EST Marathon, dir Jo Bonney), Sins of the Mother (with Ethan Hawke as well as Bobby Cannavale, Michael Stuhlbarg and John Doman, dir by Jo Bonney at numerous locations including The Actor's Studio, Bleecker Street Theatre, 59E59),Los Muertos (Stella Adler Theater with Mark Ruffalo), Israel Horovitz's New Shorts (Theatre Row Theatres with Lynn Cohen), 45th anniversary revival of Lanford Wilson's Balm In GileadSix Hotels (GSC, dir Israel Horovitz), Does A Tiger Wear A Necktie?OprhansNever The SinnersubUrbia (Various NYC Theatres) including the reading of Horovitz's The Little Shock (with Mark Ruffalo, Julianne Moore, Peter Boyle, Fisher Stevens, and Peter Dinklage). Directing credits: Mary Gallagher's ?De Donde? which won the OOBR award for excellence, Kingdom Come (Bouwerie Lane Theatre), Joe Pintauro'sMetropolitan Operas (The Pantheon Theater), Rising Sun, Falling Star (78th Street Theatre Lab), the reading/workshop of Horovitz's The P Word at the Bleecker Street Theatre with Marin Ireland (Barefoot's bareNaked Reading Series and for NY Playwright's Lab at The Cherry Lane Theatre), and many others. Executive producer of the70/70 Horovitz Project (a worldwide, year-long festival celebrating Israel Horovitz's 70th Birthday with 70 of his plays.) Film: And The World Goes Round(2009's Cannes Short Film Corner),Love Simple (HBO NYC Latino Film Festival) and Between Something and Nothing (NYC's 20th anniversary NEW FEST Film Festival.) BFA: CUNY'S Brooklyn College; a founder and Producing Artistic Director of the Barefoot Theatre Company since 1999. Recipient of the 2009 Graduate Theater Organization of Brooklyn College, CUNY's Alumnus of the Year Award. Member Since 1999.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Another solo piece first presented at bareNaked set to premiere..

Last year, July 13th, 2009 we presented three never before heard plays in our first annual bareNaked Reading Series. The event was also part of our 70/70 Horovitz Project which featured a short play by Israel Horovitz alongside a play by ensemble member Chiara Montalto and guest artist Shayna Padovano. Shayna Padovano's work is the next in line to have a life following the reading and premiere as a new and exciting solo piece. Previous bareNaked Reading Series plays to move onto the next stage include Chiara Montalto's Emergency Used Candles and Joseph Sousa's Teeth of the Sons. Both of which had sold-out premiere with rave reviews.

Part of The Manhattan Repertory Theatre Spring Play FestivalThe F FactorWritten & Performed by Shayna PadovanoDirected by Aaron Kisner
June 9th, 10th & 11th, 2010 @ 7pm
Manhattan Repertory Theatre303 West 42nd Street, Third FloorTickets: $20 Call 646.329.6588 to reserve (recommended)
A Filipina Maid chasing the American Dream, a hyper sexual Housewife on the prowl for a threesome, a self-made Lawyer challenging the Mafia, a Harlem Rapper striving for success, and the Social Worker who observes them all. How far will each woman go to find her truth? The F Factor links five contemporary characters in a comedic and thought provoking journey which confronts female sexuality, urban gentrification, illegal immigration, and woman’s rapidly changing identity in today’s lightning paced world. Assistant Director: Giverny Petitmermet; Script Consultant: Alex Lyras; Original Sound Design: Matt Pace; Dialect Coach: Joy Lanceta; Costume Design: Jennifer Goldszer; Lighting Design: Bethany Briggs.
Shayna Padovano is a New York City based writer and performer. Originally from Massachusetts, she spent some key developmental years in Singapore. She grew up exploring Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Australia, India and Burma and was exposed to some incredible forms of theatre and dance during this time. She is currently preparing for a production of her first solo show, THE F FACTOR going up in NYC in June. Favorite NYC theatre credits include: Give Us Bread (Milagro Theatre, Berkshire Fringe) Lola Got Bite (The Gene Frankel Theatre) The Cherry Orchard, The Winter's Tale (Columbia Stages) Don Juan in Chicago (Kirk Theatre at Theatre Row). She has studied theatre and performed in Italy at the Scuola Internazionale della Commedia dell’Arte (Reggio Emilia) the Accademia dell’Arte (Arezzo) and the La Mama E.T.C International Director’s Symposium (Spoleto). Shayna holds a B.F.A in Theatre Arts from Boston University.