Monday, September 27, 2010

Barefoot Theatre Kids

Hey Everyone, Film Classes are FULL but there are still some spots left for the Acting 101. Register your kids today! You won't regret it.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Ensemble Member, Lanna Joffrey in HOUSE OF SPIRITS

Check out what recent Ensemble Member, Lanna Joffrey is up to...
Last seen with Barefoot Theatre Company in Horovitz Marathon, part of our 70/70 Horovitz Project.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Ensemble Member, Cristina Fernandez

We take a pause - just a for a second - to get back to welcoming some of our newest members Cristina Fernandez. Welcome!!!

Cristina is honored to join the Barefoot Theatre Company.
Cristina is an actress & tv host. In 2003, she moved to NYC to pursue acting and trained at Uta Hagen's HB Studio. Theatre: Yo Soy Latina, Jose Can Speak. Film: The Little Things, Marisol. TV: The Conan O'Brien Show. Various national commercials. Cristina has also produced several short films , through Lincoln Lab, including the film Landing, due out Fall 2010. She currently resides in Los Angeles and is Associate Producing Director for the upcoming Barefoot production of fellow member Joseph Sousa's play, "Teeth Of The Sons." Cristina is originally from Puerto Rico and proud of it!

Here's Why We Need Your Help:

Barefoot Theatre Company's Emergency Used Candles Production Budget for Fall Off-Broadway presentation at the Cherry Lane Theatre written and performed by Chiara Montalto and directed by Victoria Malvagno.

Theater Rental: $15, 750
General Insurance Liability: $300
Publicity/Advertising: $3,500
Postcards: $450
Total: $20,000.

All of the Artists' Fees and Design Budgets have the support of Barefoot Theatre Company's Operating Budget and resources such as Material For The Arts and other generous in-kind donors.

We thank you in advance for your support!!!

Total Donated: $3,165.86 as of 9/15/10.
Need to raise: $ 16,834.14

And EXTRA SPECIAL THANKS to all of our donors so far!!!
on behalf of the entire Barefoot Theatre Company, we thank you over and over.

pictured: Top to Bottom: The legendary Cherry Lane Theatre; playwright, actress, Barefoot Theatre Co. Ensemble member, Chiara Montalto; Montalto's Grandfather Andrew aka "Poppy"

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Master Class on Ensemble Collaboration (barefoot theatre co. opens its home)

Barefoot Theatre announces an ENSEMBLE COLLABORATION WORKSHOP lead by Co-Founder and Producing Artistic Director, Francisco Solorzano. This 4-week workshop will take place at Barefoot's rehearsal space in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Actors, directors and playwrights are invited to apply. Selected by Francisco, the group will be guided through a series of warm-ups and exercises with a focus on script analysis and making the strongest choice possible for a memorable theatrical experience. The workshop will culminate in a public performance.

Saturdays - October, 2, 9, 16, 23 @ 2pm-5pm
Company Rate: $125
Accepting Applications - Reserve your spot TODAY!
Send email to with:

$75 deposit is due upon acceptance. First come, first served basis. All participants must come prepared with comfortable clothing and ready to work. Prvt Coaching is also available. For more info contact Director of Education, Nicole Haran at

Francisco Solorzano most notably adapted, directed and was featured in the acclaimed ensemble stage adaptation of Dog Day Afternoon. As Producing Artistic Director for Barefoot Theatre Company, Francisco created and produced the 70/70 Horovitz Project, a year-long festival celebrating Israel Horovitz's work with over 70 readings and fully staged productions world-wide. In addition, Francisco Co-Founded Barefoot Studio Pictures, a film production company dedicated to the production of film/video/viral media. A graduate of CUNY's Brooklyn College with a BFA in Acting, Francisco recently received the Brooklyn College Alumnus of the Year Award for Excellence in Theater. Other recent credits include the development and premier of Israel Horovitz's full-length play Sins of the Mother (Gloucester Stage Company & Florida Stage). He has appeared on stage alongside Mark Ruffalo, Ethan Hawke, Michael Stuhlbarg, Lynn Cohen, Anna Chlumsky, John Doman, Bobby Cannavale, Israel Horovitz and more. He currently splits his time between Brooklyn, NY and Los Angeles, CA.

Barefoot Theatre Company "…what real acting is..." – The Off-Off-Broadway Review
"…powerful, engrossing, commanding..." – Back Stage
"…gusto!.." - The New York Times
"…riveting...a company to notice in New York." – The Boston Globe
"…artists who take on their endeavors with gusto and innovation. Those looking for a spark of genius Off-Off Broadway might want to look them up. – The Off-Off-Broadway Review "I work with young theatre-troupes around the globe, and Barefoot Theatre Company is one of my favorites…serious, talented, meticulous, thoroughly professional troupe, reflecting the sort of ethnic mix that makes NYC such a vibrant, delicious city. If you want to see authentic NYC theatre, skip Broadway...hop to Barefoot Theatre Company." – Israel Horovitz (World-renowned playwright)
"…professional…skillful…exemplified what true theatre is about — serious and committed actors …challenging and innovative theatre. It is the life's blood of the future of our theatre." – Lynn Cohen (Speilberg's Munich, Sex and the City, Vanya on 42nd Street)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Saying Goodbye to Ensemble Member, Anika Solveig...for now...

Ensemble Member, Anika Solveig heads to the west coast to pursue an MFA at UC-Irvine...we will miss her on the East Coast...
Anika Solveig-
Selected NYC Credits: Jenny in Dog Day Afternoon with Barefoot, Schooled and Unschooled at Dixon Place, Irina in Three Sisters: To Moscow with Greige Theater, Estelle in No Exit with Threads Theatre Co, With A Big Fat Luscious Hug: The Real Life Blog of a Professional Wife, Mother, Stripper and CEO and the Internationalist's Seven Deadly Sins Project at The Public. Regional: Betty in Vinegar Tom with Frank Theatre, Angelique in Imaginary Invalid with National Theater for Arts and Entertainment, Caroline Cassidy in By The Bog of Cats with Frank Theatre at the Guthrie. Film: Michigan on Broadway (Michael Epstein and Jeffrey Sellers), Slavenka (Katy Scoggin), Call, Collect, Connect (Jake Whitlen). Anika received a BFA from the University of Michigan. She is currently pursuing an MFA at UC-Irvine.
Member since 2007.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Ensemble Member, Aidan Koehler in Horovitz drama...

Lebensraum, By Israel Horovitz
at The Stella Adler Studio,
31 West 27th Street, (btwn
Broadway and 6th)
with Adam Gerber, Mickey Ryan, and Aidan Koehler
Directed By Don Williams
Opening the Harold Clurman Festival for the Arts
Show runs:
9/16- 10/1
7:30 curtain, except matinees which are at 2:30, and Sept. 27th which is at 6:30
Lebensraum Performance Schedule:
9/15/10 Wednesday Final DRESS preview 7:30pm
9/16/10Thursday Performance 1 All Performances are at 7:30pm
9/17/10Friday No Show
9/18/10Saturday Performance 2
9/19/10Sunday Performance 32PM Matinee
9/20/10Monday No ShowFestival Opens
9/21/10Tuesday No Show
9/22/10 Wednesday Performance 4
9/23/10Thursday Performance 5
9/24/10Friday Performance 6
9/25/10Saturday Performance 7
9/26/10Sunday Performance 82PM Matinee
9/27/10Monday 6:30 performance #9*Israel Horovitz to speak after performance
9/28/10Tuesday No Show
9/29/10 Wednesday Performance 10
9/30/10Thursday Performance 11Festival Closes
10/1/10Friday Performance 12 (Last performance)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Ensemble Member, Gil Ron

Barefoot Company Member Gil Ron will portray Julius Caesar in William Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” at the Secret Theatre in Long Island City. The show will run at 8pm, Wednesday thru Sunday from September 16th to October 2nd. The play, set in a post-apocalyptic Rome governed by warrior gangs, is directed by Secret Theatre Founder and Artistic Director, Richard Mazda. Advance tickets are $15 or $18 at the door. (For more info go to

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Ensemble Member, Jennie West

Check out what one of our newest members, Jennie West is up to currently: Bar Plays Series 210 - Thursdays at 8pm on: September 9, 16, 23 and 30th! All tickets $10.00 at the door of SoHo or reserve Tickets at Presented by The Dramatic Question Theatre Company.


On Behalf of Everyone at the Barefoot Theatre Company:
thank YOU to all who showed their love and support this past Tuesday Night at the Wicked Monk in Bay Ridge in support of our 2010-2011 Season beginning with Chiara Montalto's Emergency Used Candles directed by Victoria Malvagno.

Extra Special thanks to Dennis and EVERYONE at the Wicked Monk!!!