Saturday, August 28, 2010

Ensemble Member, Lynn Cohen

LYNN COHEN - last seen with the Barefoot Theatre Company in Acrobats with Ronald Cohen as part of the 70/70 Horovitz Project; 10 Event - celebrating 10 years of Barefoot Theatre Co., and Israel Horovitz's New Shorts for which she developed and originated several roles with the Ensemble.

Primarily a stage actress, Lynn Cohen has also done some memorable work in film and television. Her stage credits include performances at the Lincoln Center Theater and the New York Shakespeare Festival. In 1993, she made her feature film debut in Woody Allen's Manhattan Murder Mystery. The same year, she guest-starred on the NBC #92;crime drama Law & Orderas Arraignment Judge Elizabeth Mizener, a role she would continue for the next decade.

Her other television appearances include the reoccurring role of Magda on HBO's Sex and the City. On the big screen, Cohen also appeared in Louis Malle'sVanya on 42nd Street, adapted from the play by Anton Chekhov. During the mid '90s, she appeared in several small independent films by up-and-coming female directors, such asMary Harron's I Shot Andy Warhol, Nicole Holofcener'sWalking and Talking, and Sharon Pollack's Everything Relative. During this time, she also read at several of the Fifth Night Screenplay Readings at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York City.

She also appeared in the #92;childhood dramaHurricane, the #92;romantic comedy Once We Were Strangers, and the #92;addiction drama The Jimmy Show. Back on the stage, she appeared in The Golem at theManhattan Ensemble Theater during the 2002-2003 season. In 2004, she appeared in Enid Zentelis' independent #92;coming-of-age #92;drama Evergreen, which was part of the dramatic competition at the Sundance Film Festival. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

Friday, August 27, 2010

10 CAMPAIGN (we need your help!)

Now more than ever we need your help - everyone's help - to make our 2010-2011 Season a reality and bring you some of the most amazing new works around town.

All donations are tax-deductible and every little bit helps: from 10 bucks to 10 thousand bucks.

$10, $50, $100, $200, $250, $500, $7500, $10, 000......


Dear Friend and Supporter:

Since 1999, the Barefoot Theatre Company has been a vital part of New York City's theatre scene. As loyal patrons of the arts, we consider you a part of the Barefoot family; your invaluable support over the years has allowed us to flourish. Now more than ever we need your support. No dollar amount is too small or too big.

Best Foot Forward

This year we plan to bring you a season filled with some of the best theatre New York City has to offer. The 2010- 2011 year will also be monumental for us as we begin searching for a permanent home, and that begins by establishing a solid schedule of events. The year will feature new works from critically acclaimed playwrights and Advisory Board Members, Israel Horovitz and Joe Pintauro. Also featured will be works by playwrights Lucy Boyle (ABC Family’s “HUGE”), Mike Riess (“The Simpsons”), Jose Rivera (“Motorcycle Diaries”) and students from South Side High School in Long Island to name a few. We will continue to workshop future projects and develop our Urban Outreach Program (our Educational Program teaching acting and producing to elementary school children is already in full swing). Expect to see the return of our bareNaked Reading Series (one night only events featuring new, never produced plays, live music, and complimentary cocktails).

Next Steps!

Barefoot has always thrived on the audience/artist connection and our upcoming year will feature two full productions of plays that have come out of this collaboration. Our first annual bareNaked Reading Series featured two plays by our Ensemble Members Chiara Montalto and Joseph Sousa. Montalto’s Emergency Used Candles is a Brooklyn tale about the profound effect a grandfather and his granddaughter have on each other as one’s life is ending while the other’s is just beginning. In Sousa’s Teeth of the Sons, Brothers Jacob and Sam have not seen each other for over a year. When the wandering Sam returns to Brooklyn to find Jake transformed into a devout Orthodox Jew, new and old gripes arise testing familial ties. Premiering at the legendary Cherry Lane Theater, we guarantee you won’t be disappointed by these two gripping stories about family, loyalties, and the choices we face day to day.

Foot Prints

Having been recognized for the quality of our productions, we were nominated for three Innovative Theatre Awards, received the OOBR Award in excellence for Mary Gallagher’s political Drama, De Donde?, and saw a collection of our work published by Samuel French Play Publishers(Israel Horovitz’s A Mother’s Love, Security, and most recently, New Shorts).

In addition to producing over 60 plays, both new and existing works, we've revived monumental ensemble plays such as Lanford Wilson’s Balm in Gilead, Don Peterson’s Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?, and the 35th anniversary production of Israel Horovitz's The Indian Wants the Bronx (later transferred to the Gloucester Stage Company). In 2008, we presented our critically acclaimed, first ever stage adaptation of Dog Day Afternoon for a sold out run at Theatre Row.

Continuing our collaboration with Israel Horovitz, we most recently produced the 70/70 Horovitz project, a year long, worldwide festival celebrating 70 of Horovitz’s plays for his 70th birthday.

Highlights included working with artists such as Austin Pendleton, Annabella Sciorra, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bobby Cannavale, Lynn Cohen, Marcia Jean Kurtz, Sol Frieder, Jo Bonney, John Doman and company member Anna Chlumsky, just to name a few. In addition to working with some of the best professionals from film, television and theatre, our work was featured in West Africa, Australia, Greece, France, Italy, Korea as well as nationwide with our record breaking festival.

Walk a Mile In, well, Bare Feet!

In order to realize our goal of producing this exciting season of new works, we need to raise $60,000. Having accomplished so much in the last eleven years, the Barefoot Theatre Company is now poised to take the next step in fundraising to maintain our survival. We want to ensure that we bring you work of the highest quality while continuing to support the artistic community as a whole. We need YOUR help to make our 2010 - 2011 season a reality. It is with your support and participation that Barefoot Theatre Company is able to bring this season to fruition. Your generous donation will not only make you part of our family but also give you the opportunity to enjoy some incredible gifts that include an entire collection of works by Israel Horovitz, dinner with artists, a mention in all programs for future productions, behind the scenes participation, first hand notices and invitations to Opening/Closing Night Galas, free tickets and more! Don’t forget that Barefoot Theatre Company is a non- profit organization, and every donation is completely tax deductible. On behalf of the entire Barefoot Theatre Company, we thank you for your continued support.

With our utmost gratitude,

Francisco Solorzano

Co-Founder / Producing Artistic Director

Victoria Malvagno

Co-Founder / Managing Director

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The Barefoot Theatre Company

appreciates the support of all of its contributors and makes every effort to recognize their donations appropriately.

Friend ($1–$99)
  • Recognition in program for full season
  • Company pin with logo
Member ($100–$499) Above including…
  • Invite to artists events
  • Two (2) complimentary tickets to one (1) production
Patron ($500–$999) Above including…

  • Entire Collection of Israel Horovitz Plays (as seen in 70/70 Horovitz Project)
  • Special invite to readings/workshops of new plays
  • Signed poster and program
Contributor ($1,000–$2,999) Above including…
  • Company t-shirt
  • Logo/Ads/Mention in Program
  • BackStage Pass to to Workshop / Reading Series
Partner ($3,000–$4,999) Above including…
  • Special invite to an Opening and Closing Night gala
  • Mention in all Advertising / Marketing plans
Benefactor ($5,000–$9,999) Above including…
  • Additional invitation to an Opening Night performance (4 total)
  • Gift Bag filled with Barefoot Theatre Co. merchandise: Mugs (2); Baseball Cap; etc.
Guardian ($10,000 or more) Above including…
  • Signed copy of script
  • Two (4) season tickets for all productions
  • Verbal mention at gala event
  • Invitation to dinner with ensemble members
  • Ad/Logo on ALL sites on Internet
  • Ad/Log at Red Carpet Event

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Ensemble Member, Jason Zimbler

Here's a closer look at one of the many extremely talented and collaborative directors joining our family. We are thrilled to welcome director Jason Zimbler to the Ensemble.

Jason has been on camera or near a stage from age 6, including stops on The Edge of Night, Shenandoah, and Clarissa Explains It All. Jason holds a Directing MFA from Brooklyn College and has both directed and assisted professionally in NYC, frequently working with Impetuous Theater Group. Graduate of the Lincoln Center Director's Lab and recipient of an SSDC Observership, Jason is also a director, educator, and theatre program head at Buck's Rock Performing and Creative Arts Camp.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

ensemble Member, Jennie West

First seen as Babe in our 45th anniversary revival of Lanford Wilson's Balm In Gilead, Jennie West officially joins our Ensemble of Actors, Directors, and Playwrights.

Jennie West started performing at a very young age most notably singing private audience for former first lady Bess Wallace Truman. She has honed her craft at such institutions as The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and The New School. Her work, based in the Meisner Technique, has won her the Best Performance Award at the Dusty Film Festival for her leading role in Resonance and distinction as a "standout" in stage productions.. Jennie began working with Barefoot Theatre Company on their production of Balm in Gilead as "Babe". Other roles include "Alma Weinmiller" in Eccentricities of A Nightengale and an emsemble player in various exciting original works curated by Mabou Mines and the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre.

Ensemble Member, Danelle Eliav

we continue our closer look at Newest Members with Canadian Actress, Danelle Eliav.

Danelle Eliav

Originally from Canada, Danelle has trained and performed in Toronto, Victoria, Jerusalem, London and New York. She is an actor, writer and director in theater and film. For Barefoot, Danelle has performed in countless readings in the 70/70 Horovitz Project and in productions of Suite Horovitz (Dir. Pam Seiderman at Theater for a New City) andMid-East Pieces (Dir. Mike LoPorto at Bleecker Street Theater & Eric Nightengale at Theater for a New City). As an actress, she has performed in workshops and readings with LAByrinth Theater Company, Primary Stages, the Public Theater, Classic Stage Company, Red Bull Theater, Atlantic Theater as well as has performed in the New York Fringe Festival and the Midtown International Film Festival. Select Theatre includes: Goodnight, Sister (Dir. James Lapine) & Speaking of Tushy (Dir. Israel Horovitz, The Cherry Lane Theatre); Cynthia and the Dreadful Kite (Dir. Jill DeArmon, LAByrinth Theater Barn Series at the Public & Vampire Cowboys Saloon); When in Disgrace (St. Clements Theater);Talk Thirty to Me (Bridge Theatre Company); Burning Cities (NY Fringe); Romeo and Juliet as well as A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Allentown Shakespeare); Mothergun (MITF) and title roles in Extremities and Cymbeline. Film credits include: Have a Nice Day, And the Winner Is…, A Tes Souhaits and the upcoming Feature On The Slope. Danelle is an Actor-member of the New York Playwrights Lab where she has worked closely with playwright Israel Horovitz. As a playwright, Danelle has had two of her short playsBusted and Unknown Variables performed at Rebel Verses Festival at CenterStage Theater in NY and is currently developing her first full length play Withdrawal. As a filmmaker, she has made two short films, The Girl and the Spanish Boy, which she wrote, directed and starred in, and What We Didn’t Say, which she directed and starred in and is currently in preproduction for her third which shoots in Italy. Trained at RADA and the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater. She happily splits her time between New York, Los Angeles and Toronto.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

ensemble Member, Aidan Koehler

We welcome actress/musician seen first seen in Suite Horovitz and Scrooge & Marley for our 70/70 Horovitz Project as well as performing Live with the Barefoot Band at our Saturday Night Special and closing of 70/70 Horovitz Project this past March 31st.

Past Barefoot Theatre Company productions include: musician in 'Scrooge and Marley' at the Kraine Theatre and Evvie in 'Second Violin' at Theatre for the New City as well the world-preiemere of the ten minute version by the same name at The Boston Theatre Marathon. Aidan has also performed as a violinist in the Barefoot Band. Other recent theatre credits include: Ivan, 'Two Maples' at Urban Stages; Lilly, 'Why Do You Smoke So Much, Lilly?' with Target Margin; staged readings with The Harold Clurman Laboratory Theatre Company as well as productions of 'What Shall I Give My Children?' and 'Our Town' and this coming September Aidan will perform with the Harold Clurman Lab in Israel Horovitz's Lebensraum; With The Vermont Shakespeare Company: Viola, 'Twelfth Night', and Helena, 'Midsummer'; Abigail Williams, 'Salem Justice' with ArtsPower National Touring Co.; Violinist and Narrator, 'Ransom of red Cheif' with East Lynne Thr. Company; Octavia, 'Antony and Cleopatra' at The Looking Glass Theatre; Billitis, 'Arts Nouvaux', with Xoregos Thr. Co.; and Rosalind, 'As Your Like It' with Queens Shakespeare, and the movement-theatre piece, "Decade" in NY at Theatre IATI and in New Orleans. Aidan has played violin in numerous plays and recently scored her first film, "The Big Fiddle" which premiered at this year's South By SouthWest Festival. BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and The Stella Adler Studio.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Ensemble Member, Tala Ashe

Last seen in many of our 70/70 Horovitz Project presentations during our 2009-2010 Season -we are proud to have Tala Ashe join our family of actors, playwrights and directors.


Regional and New York Credits: Welcome to Arroyo's (Old Globe Theater), Urge for Going (Ojai Playwright’s Conference and Public Theater’s New Works Now),Aftermath (Guggenheim Works and Progress with NYTW), Again and Against (Labyrinth Theatre Intensive), Autophagy (Drama League), and Love’s Labour’s Lost(Huntington Theatre Company). Television and Film Credits: “Covert Affairs,” “30 Rock,” “Law and Order,” “As the World Turns,” “All My Children,” “Circumstances” (Sundance Institute Film Lab) and “Waiting in Beijing.” BFA in Acting from Boston University's School of Theatre and trained in London at LAMDA.

check it out!!! The event of the summer is approaching!!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Ensemble Member, Lanna Joffrey

Long time Barefoot family member, Lanna Joffrey officially joins the Ensemble. She most recently reprised her role as Azar in Israel Horovitz's Security (70/70 Horovitz Project) which she originated with the Barefoot Theatre Company back in 2002. We welcome her with great enthusiasm.

Lanna Joffrey
Jason Grote’s 1001 (Denver Center, dir. Ethan McSweeny) Denver Post Ovation Award, Nine Parts of Desire (Lyric Stage & Kitchen Theatre, dir. Carmel O'Reilly) IRNE Award Best Solo Performance, Lanna's documentary play, Valiant (dir. Tamilla Woodard) NY Fringe Festival Performance Award & NY Innovative Theatre nomination, Sad and Merry Madness (The Public, Barry Edelstein), The House of Spirits (Denver Center, Jose Zayas), Metamorphoses (Capital Repertory, Maggie Mancinelli-Carter), Damascus (Northern Stage, Brooke Ciardelli), The Fever Chart (Underground Railway Theater, Elena Araoz) The Snow Queen (Urban Stages, Daniella Topol), Mac Wellaman’s Cellophane (The Flea, Jim Simpson), Like I Say (The Flea, Len Jenkin), Saviana Stanescu’s Waxing West (Goldberg Festival, Jonathan Silverstein), Israel Horovitz's Security & A Mother's Love (Barefoot Theatre Company, Eric Nightengale & Pam Seiderman), Marko The Prince (Immigrants Theatre Project, Marcy Arlin) and Dancing at Lughnasa (Cider Mill Playhouse, Wendy Dann). Film/TV: Security, Delocated, Breathtaking, Someday Soon and The New Americans. Writing: She has collaborated with Karen Finley on Lanna’s solo piece, “Rain” (The Flea) and with Creative Destruction Theatre Company for their evening of Mashups and B-Sides (Nelson Eusebio, The Tank). She also regularly performs her spoken word at Nuyorican Poets CafĂ©, TerraNova Collective’s Subterranean and other NYC venues and events.

Ensemble Member, Thomas James Lombardo

We welcome Thomas James Lombardo - currently working on Indian Wants The Bronx with Ensemble Member Francisco Solorzano and co-founder/director Nicole Haran for a college presentation/workshop.

For Barefoot, Tom Lombardo read Mac Asaro in the reading of Barking Sharks, and Joey in The Indian Wants the Bronx as part of the 70/70 Horovitz project. For The Strain Theatre Company, Tom has performed in Israel Horovitz Shorts (Leader, The Indian Wants the Bronx), Tape, Night of Nigro, Fully Committed and 7 Stories. He has recently finished a workshop of a new play, Origins of Us, in association with Freedom Train Productions as well as a reading of a new play, Basic Training, at the Barrow Group. TV: Law and Order SVU. Tom is a songwriter and guitar player and is currently a Junior at Brooklyn College.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Ensemble Member, Mark von Sternberg

Long time Barefoot family member as well as the writer, director and producer of the romantic comedy, feature Film, Love Simple officially joins the Ensemble.


Mark von Sternberg is a Brooklyn-based playwright, screenwriter and director whose stage plays have received numerous productions across New York City. Such credits include The Zen Cynic, which premiered at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts (wrote and directed); Rats! at the DUMBO Art Festival (2000); Lost in Buenos Aires produced by Barefoot Theatre Company at the Producers’ Club (2002); and La Pump (a staged reading at 541 Space). He served as a script reader for Manhattan Theatre Club during their 2005-2006 seasons.

In 2008, Mark wrote and directed the coming-of-age romance, Love Simple, which received tremendous feedback on the 2009-2010 festival circuit and was hailed by Variety as an “engaging neighborhood pic... with genuine flair and wit.” The film was released on iTunes in the Spring of 2010 and will be distributed by Your Indie Films/Synergetic for home video DVD (November 2010).

Mark is a graduate of Brooklyn College with a B.F.A. in Acting (2000). He and his wife, Denise, own two cats and are the proud parents of their two-year old son, Dylan.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Ensemble Member, Patrizia Hernandez

New Ensemble Member, Patrizia Hernandez appeared in the feature film, Love Simple written and directed by another Ensemble Member - Mark von Sternberg.  The romantic comedy also featured Ensemble Members, Francisco Solorzano, John Harlacher and Advisory Board Member Israel Horovitz.  


Patrizia Hernandez hails from San Juan, Puerto Rico and has spent her life shuffling between that tropical island and the concrete jungle that is New York City.  Her love of acting began in fifth grade when she was cast as the Earthworm inJames and the Giant Peach.  Patrizia graduated from New York University/Tisch School of the Arts and the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.  She received a Best Actress nomination from the Feel Good Film Festival in Los Angeles ( for her starring role in Love Simple which also screened at film festivals in New York City and Orlando, Florida.  VARIETY wrote of her "shy charm" and SELF magazine proclaimed her a "breakout actress" and a "must watch star".  The Latin market took notice of one of their own and she has been interviewed by Univision, Cara a Cara, and 1440AM radio.  Patrizia's television credits include the pilot Possible Side Effects, written and directed by Tim Robbins opposite Ellen Burstyn and Josh Lucas and an episode of Law & Order, opposite Alana de la Garza and Jesse L. Martin.  Her most recent theater credits include Beirut Rocks and 6 Hotels: A Suite, both written and directed by Obie award winner Israel Horovitz 

Ensemble Member, Luke Leonard

...continuing our celebration of newest Ensemble Members - we welcome Luke Leonard who has appeared in numerous Barefoot Theatre Company productions including our 40th anniversary revival of Lanford Wilson's Balm In Gilead directed by Eric Nightengale.  


Luke Leonard is a director, actor, artist, and writer of theatre and film.  He holds a BFA in Acting from Brooklyn College and a MFA in Directing from the University of Texas at Austin.  Recent directing credits include: Mac Wellman and David Lang’s opera The Difficulty of Crossing a Field (nominated for eight 2010 Austin Critics’ Table Awards including “Best Opera”), and the first ever Italian translation of Israel Horovitz’s The Indian Wants the Bronx in Spoleto, Italy.  Additional credits include performance (The Art of Depicting Nature As It Is Seen By Toads, 2010, Austin, TX) and installation art (The Time it Takes, 2009, Austin, TX).  He is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, and an Associate Member of the Dramatists Guild of America.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Ensemble Member, Alona Dadiani

Here's a closer look at another one of our newest members, Alona Dadiani.  Before moving to the West Coast - Los Angeles to be exact - Alona resided in New York and appeared in our American Playwrights Festival back in 2003.  Most recently Alona joined Ensemble Members, Victoria Malvagno, Dedra McCord-Ware, Francisco Solorzano and Christopher Whalen in our West Coast presentation of 6 Hotels by Israel Horovitz for the 70/70 Horovitz Project.  We are proud to have her join our family of artists.    

Alona was born in Israel and at age nine moved to New York.  Alona earned her BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where she studied at The Atlantic Theatre Acting School, founded by David Mamet and William H. Macy. During her time at NYU, Alona took the opportunity to study theatre abroad in Dublin, Ireland’s Trinity College at the Samuel Beckett Theatre.  With a minor in English Literature and Irish Studies, Alona forayed into the world of fitness - a natural progression, by all accounts! (She did have an athletic background with penchants for soccer and long distance running). Alona is currently certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine with specialties in Sports Specific Training, Integrated Flexibility, Nutrition and Prenatal Training. For the time being, she is proud to be earning her living as a devoted private trainer. Alona holds a background in Modern Dance and choreography and had the chance to showcase both theatre and dance elements in the NYC Fringe Festival. She also had the privilege of bringing Frank McGuniess’ play ‘Carthaginians’ to NYC’s Irish Arts Center after her time in Ireland. In her spare time, she’s a budding mountaineer, an amateur documentary maker, avid runner, reader, essayist (but mostly essay reader)! writer and part time fundraiser for Beyond Shelter, a non-for-profit organization helping establish education and financial aid to homeless families throughout Los Angeles.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Ensemble Member, Gabe Fazio

We encourage you to stay in touch and witness all the exciting news and events in our 2010-2011, 12th Season.  Join us in welcoming all of our newest members.  
Here is our first of many close-up looks at our Ensemble:

Gabe Fazio is happily married to Joanna Moskwa.  He grew up in Holtsville, Long Island, New York.  As an actor Gabe has worked with some of the most respected and well known actors in the business. He has appeared in several off -Broadway productions which include World- and NY-Premiers from prestigious authors as Edward Allan Baker, Tennessee Williams, and Israel Horowitz. He has acted in a few independent films along the way and appeared in ABC mini-series “The Path to 9/11” opposite Harvey Keitel, as well as an “Law and Order” episode.  Fazio is the recipient of prestigious Irene Ryan Award for Best Actor in The National Competition of The American College Theatre Festival, at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, representing Suffolk Community College. He was honored with The Outstanding Achievement Proclamation for Acting from New York State presented by Councilman, Steve Levy.  Gabe has co-directed/written “Joe Mover” and “Ten:Thirty One”, two short films. The latter film was awarded Best Live Action Short at the Appalachian Film Festival and with the Gold Award for Best Original Short at the World Fest Houston International Film Festival. “Joe Mover” was also awarded with a grant by the Doorpost Film Project. Both short films have been screened worldwide in over fifty film festivals. Ten:Thirty One was awarded the Best Actress Award for Eleonore Hendricks at Ourense International Film Festival. Gabe Fazio is keeping busy this summer: he is co-writing a feature film, will begin production of his third short and is adapting a Jack London Novel for the stage.  Gabe is an Actor Studio Member since 2001.

Monday, August 2, 2010

2010-2011 Season Announced!

This year is coming along nicely and will be very exciting. Exact Dates and Locations will be announced as we get closer to the events. Stay tuned for dates on our Welcome Bash for new members and to the Fall 2010!!! We are proud to announce the two full productions: Emergency Used Candles written and performed by Ensemble Member Chiara Montalto (developed in 1st Annual bareNaked Reading Series and Workshop Series) directed by our very own Victoria Malvagno; then in the Spring we bring you Ensemble Member Joseph Sousa's Teeth of the Sons (developed with us and featured in first ever bareNaked Reading Series) and will feature Sousa along with Ensemble Member Will Allen and Barefoot Family member: Jessica Langer.

More casting and director info TBA soon! We bring you this new season as well as several additions to our Barefoot Family. You're all sure to get a year to remember. If you thought 70/70 Horovitz Project was an awesome just wait and see...and become a part of!

We will also bring you our 2nd Annual bareNaked Reading Series featuring some exciting new works from some of the best established and emerging playwrights around.

2010-2011 (Oct 2010 - June 2011)
FALL 2010
The World Premiere of Emergency Used Candles
written and performed by Chiara Montalto
directed by Victoria Malvagno
Oct/Nov 2010 @ The Cherry Lane Theatre
(The Studio Theatre)
(pictured: Chiara Montalto in workshop presentation)

The New York City Premiere of Teeth of the Sons
by Joseph Sousa
Will Allen, Joseph Sousa and Jessica Langer.
directed by TBA
March/April 2011 @ The Cherry Lane Theatre
(The Studio Theatre)
(pictured LtoR: J. Langer, W. Allen, J. Sousa during rehearsal break for bareNaked Reading of Teeth of the Sons)

2nd Annual bareNaked Reading Series
(no sets, no props, just words)
free drinks and live music following readings.
Oct-Nov 2010 / March-April 2011
will include new awesome works by Stephen Adly Guirguis (Jesus Hopped The A Train, Our Lady of 121st Street), Lucy Boyle (ABC's HUGE), Mike Riess (The Simpsons), Israel Horovitz (The Indian Wants The Bronx, Sins Of The Mother, Widow's Blind Date), Joe Pintauro (Raft Of The Medusa, Snow Orchid, Metropolitan Operas), MJ Halberstadt, Stephen Gracia (Fast Food Strategies, Next!), Richard Vetere (One Shot, One Kill, Carravaggio), Marcia Jean Kurtz, Steve Zuckerman, Billy Finnegan, Randall Colburn, and South Side High School Students in Long Island to name a few
@ The Cherry Lane Theatre (The Studio Theatre)

In addition to the above we will be presenting Workshop Productions (staged readings)throughout the year.

Thank you all for your continual support and we look forward to seeing you soon!!!
* all info re: artists and dates are subject to change.

New Ensemble Members Announced!!!

This August 2010 we welcome our newest Ensemble Members as we head into our 12th Season: 2010-2011. The talent that joins us is astounding and we welcome then with open arms. This promises to be a year to remember!

Joining the Barefoot Theatre Company Ensemble are: Tala Ashe, Lucy Boyle, Alona Dadiani, Stonie Darling, Danelle Eliav, Gabe Fazio, Cristina Fernandez, Lydia Gladstone, Dan Graff, Patrizia Hernandez, Lanna Joffrey, Kenneth King, Aidan Koehler, Jessica Langer, Luke Leonard, Thomas James Lombardo, Roderick Nash, Mark von Sternberg, Jennie West, and Jason Zimbler.

We gathered at our new offices and rehearsal space last week to toast and welcome everyone. Pictured from Left to Right: Jason Zimbler, Francisco Solorzano, Lorraine Rodriguez, Mark G. Cisneros, Gil Ron, Luke Leonard, Luca Pierucci, Gabe Fazio w Bottom Row: Nicole Haran, Tala Ashe, Victoria Malvagno, and John Gazzale.

a little good press...

Here's an interview where Barefoot Theatre Company got a mention for their work.

From an interview of Louis Salamone, Owner/Creative Director, Theatres at 45 Bleecker.

"There are these kids who rent with us—the Barefoot Theatre Company, a small nonprofit who are the smartest kids off the block, I think, turning Dog Day Afternoon into a play. I feel the problem is smart stuff can’t advance because of the way Equity has things set up."