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!
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$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)

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