Saturday, January 30, 2010

from Ensemble Member - Maia Sage

The Barefoot Theatre Company has been such an amazing experience for me. When i was in 7th grade they invited me to join them in their production of nine new short plays by Israel Horovitz. This was the beginning of of my new life as an actress. Though I was already in a performing arts school, doing these plays seemed to set my intentions of becoming an actress in stone because never before then had i experienced the thrill of being in a real show!
All of the plays Barefoot puts on are wonderful in their own ways. Their version of Dog Day Afternoon was so outstanding as well as all their readings ranging from various Horovitz plays to completely unknown writers. Being a part of this way hip New York ensemble of extremely talented artists has been so much fun; I encourage everyone to come and see the Barefoot company because they are guaranteed a good time!

Pictured: Maia Sage; Maia and Barefoot family member, actress Lynn Cohen; Maia with cast of Israel Horovitz's The Race Play featuring Lynn Cohen and Barefoot Theatre Company.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Francisco Solorzano, Israel Horovitz, John Harlacher in LOVE SIMPLE

Later this week and next Love Simple, a romantic comedy featuring Barefoot Thetare Company Producing Artistic Director Francisco Solorzano, Advisory Board Member Israel Horovitz and company member John Harlacher with Barefoot family members Patrizia Hernandez; written and directed by Mark von Sternberg is going to be playing at the Victoria Film Festival in British Columbia, Canada (
Love Simple (3/4) – If only love was that simple. Instead, we have two people who enjoy each other’s company but just can’t reveal their real selves to one another. There is a lot for people to relate to here; the things we hide when we first meet someone to the lies we build to keep the relationship going. Even with some technical roughness of the direction, the two leads are excellent and the film is full of interesting characters and the unique stories they have.

Sins of the Mother OPENING NIGHT

Israel Horovitz's Sins of the Mother featuring Barefoot Theatre Company Artistic Director, Francisco Solorzano will open tonight at Florida Stage. The full-length play was been workshopped and developed by the Barefoot Theatre Company as well as LAByrinth Theater Company and Gloucester Stage Company for the past several years. This production is also part of Barefoot Theatre Company's 70/70 Horovitz Project which opened with a reading of the play directed by Jo Bonney and featured Bobby Cannavale, Michael Stuhlbarg, John Doman and Francisco Solorzano. The reading took place at the Bleecker Street Theater on March 31st, 2009. Be sure to check out our facebook page and website for more info.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Help our Friends at Stella Adler!!

Please help our friends at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting win a $1,000,000 grant!
Vote Now!
It’s simple:
1. Sign in to Facebook
2. Become a fan of "Chase Community Giving"
3. Go to "the Stella Adler Studio of Acting" on Chase's fan page
4. Click to submit your vote.
Voting is free and takes place from Friday, January 15th through Friday, January 22nd . The charities with the most votes win.

Why?The Stella Adler Studio of Acting is one of 100 charities who have been chosen to compete for grant money through the Chase Community Giving Challenge on Facebook. They are the only New York/East Coast theater organization included. This funding is essential for the Stella Adler Outreach Division which provides free theater programming to low-income, inner-city youth. Click here to watch a video and learn more about the Stella Adler Outreach Division.

Barefoot Theatre Company is happy to support our friends in the theater community and we hope you will too. Ask your friends, family and colleagues to vote. The hundreds of NYC teens served in the Stella Adler Studio of Acting’s free theater programs thank you.
The Stella Adler Studio of Acting is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.
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