Monday, December 26, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
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'sSecurity & 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 Café, TerraNova Collective's Subterranean and other NYC venues and events. Barefoot Theatre Company member since 2010.
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Set 20 years after the death of Kurt Cobain -- the rock musician who wrote the song of the same name for the popular band Nirvana -- VERSE CHORUS VERSE follows Polly, the haunted subject of the Nirvana song, as she seeks out the young rock star who wants to prove Cobain's death was a murder.
Mr. Colburn's plays have been produced or developed at such theatres as Alliance, Public Theater, Victory Gardens, Stage Left and The Right Brain Project, which dedicated its 2010 season to his work. His plays include LAMP & MOTH, RAVISHMENT and BLESSED ASSURANCE. His HESPERIA is slated for production at Writers' Theatre next winter. He is a resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists and was named by Chicago Reader as "One to Watch."
Here's a look at WHO'S WHO (Playwright, Director, Cast):
Randall Colburn’s plays have been produced or developed at such theaters as the Alliance, the Public, Victory Gardens, CityLit, InFusion, Brain Surgeon Theater, Stage Left, and The Right Brain Project, who dedicated their 2010 season to his work. He is the recipient of a 2010 Individual Artist Grant from the Illinois Arts Council, as well as playwriting fellowships from Dad’s Garage Theatre and the Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference. His play Lamp & Moth was a finalist for the 2011 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, the Alliance’s 2009 Kendeda Graduate Playwright Competition and the 2009 New York Summer Play Fest, and his short play Ravishment was part of the Northwest Playwrights Alliance’s 2008 British Arts Tour. He has been commissioned by Writers’ Theatre and InFusion Theatre and is an artistic associate with Brain Surgeon Theater. This spring he premiered his play Verse Chorus Verse with Tympanic Theater after developing the play at the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs’ Incubator Series, and will be developing his play Blessed Assurance in a residency at Stage Left Theater. His play Hesperia is slated for production at Writers’ Theatre next winter. He is a resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists, and was recently named by the Chicago Reader as “One to Watch.” A bad movie scholar, Randall was also featured in the hit documentary, Best Worst Movie. He received his MFA in Playwriting from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.
Ricardo Riethmuller is a director, performer, and producer. He is a founding member of East 3rd Productions. His directing credits include: NO EXIT (Fehomj Group), THE WIERD SISTERS (East 3rd Productions, Inc), 70/70 HOROVITZ PROJECT: HOROVITZ MARATHON (East 3rd Productions, Barefoot Theatre Company), A LASTING IMPRESSION (East 3rd Productions), and STRANGE SNOW (East 3rd Productions). He has also directed readings by playwright Zack Calhoon and has directed for aMios Theater Company’s SHOTZ.
Forbes March (Gerald Friend) March's first big acting role was Scott Chandler on the ABC daytime soap opera All My Children in 1999. Paired with new character Becca Tyree (Abigail Spencer), he was written off the series in 2000. March and Spencer soon worked together again on the 2001 independent film Campfire Stories. He next played Jesse Kilmartin on the Canadian science fiction series Mutant X from 2001 until the show's cancellation in 2004. In late July 2005, he returned to daytime television as Nash Brennan on ABC's One Life to Live from July 7, 2005 to June 5, 2008, and then briefly from June 6, 2008 to July 16, 2008. Special thanks to Henry Ravelo for all his help and support over the years.
Lorraine Rodriguez-Reyes* (Polly, Managing Director, Producer) is an actress and producer. She received her MFA from the American Repertory Theatre/Moscow Art Theatre School at Harvard University and her BA in Theatre Arts from SUNY New Paltz. She has produced and performed in numerous films and plays. Production credits include: Associate Producer for “CAPICU” (Best Short at the Poconos Film Festival), Associate Producer for Rising Sun Falling Star (78th St Theatre Lab) and The Room (Howl Theatre Festival, NYC). As an actor she has appeared at Columbia Stages (Columbia University), Theatre Row Theatres, the A.R.T. and The Moscow Art Theater. Film: The Stick Up Kids and Willets Point. Ms. Rodriguez-Reyes has been seen on HBO’s The Sopranos, ABC’s Primetime Negligent Nanny, and the Discovery Learning Channel Cookin in Brooklyn. She joined East 3rd Productions in 2008 as Producer for their first main-stage show, The Weird Sisters, and has gone on to become Managing Director. She has produced all of East 3rd’s theatrical and cinematic productions as well as starring in the second main-stage production, A Bicycle Country, at Theatre Row Theatres. Lorraine is also a member of Barefoot Theatre Company. Many thanks to my wonderful husband Marc, our precious son Marcus Joaquin and The Rodriguez and Reyes Family for all your love and support! With out you this wouldn’t have been possible.
Kristy Powers (Moira Stanwyck) is happy to be making her debut with East 3rd Productions at the Cherry Lane Theatre. She completed her studies at American University, The British American Drama Academy in London, and Circle in the Square Theatre. She's also founding member of Rag N'Bone Theatre Company. Special thanks to family, friends, and aMios with whom she feels honored to work with every month.Joshua Coomer* (Terry Krug) is a member of aMios Theatre Company and can be seen in LongShotz: Arrivals in December. NY: Shotz (Under St. Marks), NYCycle(Access Theater), Another Day in Polka-Topia (American Globe Theatre). Regional: Much Ado About Nothing, Tantalus, Cloud 9, Romeo and Juliet (Denver Center), Macbeth (Minnetrista), The Falcon's Pitch, Measure For Measure (Illinois Shakespeare Festival). BS: Ball State University. MFA: National Theatre Conservatory.
Michael Mallard* (Mason Dwyer, Set Designer) is an actor, photographer, and designer. He received his MFA from the National Theater Conservatory, and his BFA from Texas State University. Most recently Michael portrayed the role of Megs in Stephen Metcalfe's STRANGE SNOW. He has performed with Arkansas Repertory Theater, The Denver Center, and toured with Romeo & Juliet as part of the NEA’s Shakespeare Across America Tour. He has acted in industrial films, commercials, and has recorded numerous voice-overs. During Michael’s three years at the National Theater Conservatory he had the opportunity to train in an array of movement and vocal studies including the Skinner releasing technique, the Fitzmaurice method, as well as low-flying trapeze. He has since joined East 3rd Productions as Creative Director and serves as a core creative member. In addition to being a member of East 3rd he is also active with aMios Theater Company and the Ensembull$h!t trapeze workshop.
Michael Bryan Hill* (Garrett Leskin) This Ohio native is thrilled to be working with such a talented cast and crew. National Tours include both Aladdin and Babes in Toyland. Favorite regional credits include Cosmo Brown in Singin in the Rain, Snoopy in ....Charlie Brown, Peter in Diary of Anne Frank, Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream as well as roles in West Side Story, On the Town, A Christmas Carol, Once Upon a Mattress and Brighton Beach Memoirs. Proud member of AEA & AFTRA. Thanks to family, friends and manager Susan at CBU Management and agent Eileen Haves for all their love and support. For Arlah Brewer, love you YahYah!
Singh Birdsong (Sez/Spirit of Grunge) is a New York based multi- instrumentalist. He has performed in Moscow, Belgium, Paris, London and elsewhere in England, Italy, Greece and all over the United States. Singh was born in Queens, raised on the Lower East Side, and attended school around downtown Manhattan. The eclectic beauty and energy of these parts of the city have had a palpable influence on his music.
VERSE CHORUS VERSE
October 28-Nov. 12 (previews: Oct 26th, 27th, & 28th; Opening Night: Sat, Oct 29th @ 7pm)
Written by Randall Colburn
directed by Ricardo Riethmuller
Michael Bryan Hill*
Eric Nightengale: Light Designer+
Michael Mallard: Set Designer
Jennie West: Costume Designer+
Sidiq Alexander: Sound Designer
Zoe Sarnak: Composer
Charles Casano: Stage Manager
Matthew Brierly: Assistant Stage Manager
Meropi Peponides: Dramaturg
Michael Mallard: Photographer
Barefoot Theatre Company: Executive Producer
*AEA Member / + Barefoot Theatre Company Member
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Here's a look at the final three cast members in our current production of RAFT OF THE MEDUSA by Joe Pintauro, directed by Francisco Solorzano.
GILLIAN ROUGIER (Nairobi) is pleased to be a part of Barefoot’s fall 2011 season! She last worked with the company doing a reading of BALM IN GILEAD at the Cherry Lane Theatre. She holds a BFA in Acting from Brooklyn College (CUNY.) She was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago. This summer marks her 10-year anniversary of being in the United States. She wants to thank Frank and Sam for giving her the opportunity to be a part of this great company. She also wants to thank her family and Mack for their continuous support.
CHRISTOPHER WHALEN (Alec) Theater: SINS OF THE MOTHER written and directed by Israel Horovitz (Gloucester Stage Company), 70/70 Horovitz Project in Horovitz's UNEXPECTED TENDERNESS (alongside Michael Stuhlbarg, Annabella Sciorra, Marcia Jean Kurtz, Anna Chlumsky, and Sol Freider at the Bleecker Street Theater), bareNaked Reading Series (NY/LA), SUITE HOROVITZ & MID EAST PIECES by Horovitz (Theatre
For The New City). Christopher developed the role of Moretti in the workshop production of DOG DAY AFTERNOON, Dave, Benjy, Todd, and Angry Male in Israel Horovitz's NEW SHORTS (Theatre Row Theatres opposite Lynn Cohen), BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, PERICLES, CRIMES OF THE HEART, Israel Horovitz's SECURITY (Bleecker Street Theatre) & NORTH SHORE FISH (78th Street Theatre Lab) and Joseph Sousa's TEETH OF THE SONS (Bleecker Street Theatre) among others. Film: PS. I LOVE YOU opposite Lisa Kudrow, (Warner Brothers), THE PROCTOR (Endless Films). A physical fitness enthusiast, he completed his third New York City marathon in the fall of 2007. Christopher is currently the Producing Director of the Barefoot Theatre Company. Member Since 2004.
ANDREW MacLARTY (Tommy) is a New York based actor. He has most recently appeared in Theodora Skipitares' adaptation of LYSISTRATA at La MaMa, and TOMORROW'S SHORE, the HERE Arts Center, and is a regular ensemble member in the Gi60 international one minute play festival. As a teenager, Andrew performed at The United Nations in two fund raising relief benefit shows. Television credits include BOARDWALK EMPIRE.