Monday, December 26, 2011

RAFFLE WINNERS!!!

Congratulations to our RAFFLE WINNERS
(brought to you by Santa's helper, MATEO):

1 ) Framed 11X17 Poster of RAFT OF THE MEDUSA - Gil Ron

2) Collection of Israel Horovitz Plays (over 25) - Michael Pierre Louis

3) Stainless Steal Holiday Flask - Lydia Espinoza

4) Smith & Krauss Collection of Horovitz Plays - Aidan Koehler

5) LED Book Holiday Book Light - Don DiPaolo

6) Out of Print/Limited Edition Plays by Horovitz - Andrew Maclarty

7) Ace Ventura Collection DVD - Jeremy Brena

8) RENT T-Shirt from current Off-Broadway production - Haleigh S.

9) AMC's MAD MEN 2012 Calendar - Michael LoPorto

10) 2 Tixs to Barefoot's Red-Carpet Opening of Spring Production - Shilpa Mankikar

11) 1 hour Headshot Session w Barefoot Photographer - Jennie West

12) A Role in upcoming bareNaked Reading Series / Workshop - Ricardo Riethmuller

13) 2 Tixs to Barefoot's productions in current season - Raye Cyphers

14) Dinner with Barefoot Ensemble - Betty Hudson

Congratulations to all!!! To claim your holiday gift please shoot an email to barefoottheatre@aol.com and we'll work out a date and time to hand off with a holiday hug and kiss. THANK YOU ALL FOR JOINING US AT OUR HOLIDAY BASH!!!

Wishing you and your loved ones a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Stay tuned for some exciting events and news for next year including: lots of new workshops and director's labs!

Love,
Barefoot Theatre Company Ensemble, Staff, Administrative Team!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

FREE RAFFLE PRIZES!!!

A little something to say thank you!!!
Here's a list of some of the FREE RAFFLE PRIZES we're giving away:

1) collection of Barefoot Theatre Company limited edition pins
2) Framed Poster of RAFT OF THE MEDUSA by Joe Pintauro
3) 2 FREE Tixs to Opening Night of Spring Production at The Cherry Lane Theatre
4) Invitation to Dinner with Barefoot Theatre Ensemble
5) 1 hour Photo Session with Barefoot Theatre Co. Photographer (headshots, portraits, etc.)
6) Rare Collection of Horovitz plays (over 25 plays)
7) A role in upcoming bareNaked Reading Series / Basement Workshop Series
8) T-Shirt from the current Off-Broadway production of RENT
9) All Access Pass (for 2) to any upcoming event in our 2011-2012 Season
10) and MORE!!!!!



Join Us as we gather at one of the hottest spots in the East Village to celebrate an incredible year with friends and family!
Promises to be another amazing celebration!!!
HOLIDAY THROWDOWN
Wednesday, December 21st - 7pm until...

FREE - NO ADMISSION
Meet and party with the Barefoot Ensemble - Drinks, Dancing, LIVE MUSIC, and FREE Prizes!!!
Affordable Drinks
- Barefoot Theatre Company film/photo recaps throughout the night!

CENTRAL BAR (2nd FLOOR)
109 East 9th Street (bet. 3rd & 4th avenues)

Special thanks to the CHERRY LANE THEATRE and all of our sponsors for an incredible year/season so far!
www.barefoottheatrecompany.org

Sunday, December 18, 2011

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

Wishing you, your friends and families a Happy Holiday Season!
We promise to bring you some of the most professional and innovative theater NYC has to offer in 2012. Be sure to keep an eye out for some really exciting upcoming news. Thank you for an incredible 2011!

your support means the world to us and goes a long way - please consider making your 2011 Tax Deductible Donation-

Become a Family Member today. It wouldn't be possible without you.


It is with your support that we are able to continue bringing you compelling stories/productions at affordable prices. We thank you in advance for your donation and for your commitment to the arts.


Some amazing upcoming events: Spring Production at The Cherry Lane Theatre featuring Ensemble Member, LYNN COHEN; bareNaked Reading Series LA; Education Outreach programs, and more!


HELP US CELEBRATE AN INCREDIBLE YEAR!!!
click on link to watch a clip of celebrations thist year!
click on link to watch a clip of celebrations thist year!

Join Us as we gather at one of the hottest spots in the East Village to celebrate an incredible year with friends and family! Promises to be another amazing celebration!!!

HOLIDAY THROWDOWN
Wednesday, December 21st
7pm until...FREE - NO ADMISSION

Meet and party with the Barefoot Ensemble -

Drinks, Dancing, LIVE MUSIC, and FREE Prizes!!!

Affordable Drinks with

Barefoot Theatre Company film/photo recaps throughout the night!

CENTRAL BAR
109 East 9th Street (bet 3rd and 4th Ave.)

Special thanks to the staff at the Lortel Organization,

Angelina Fiordellisi, and everyone at the CHERRY LANE THEATRE

and all of our sponsors for an incredible year/season so far!!!

On behalf of the Barefoot Theatre Company Ensemble,
we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Will Allen, Tala Ashe, Lucy Boyle, Jeremy Brena, Susanne Bruno, Gabriel Buentello, Anna Chlumsky, Lynn Cohen, Mark G. Cisneros, Alona Dadiani, Danelle Eliav, Charles Everett, Samantha Fontana, Gabe Fazio, Cristina Fernandez, Lydia Gladstone, John Gazzale, Stephen Gracia, Daniel Graff, Nicole Haran, John Harlacher, Patrizia Hernandez, Josh Iacovelli, Joanna Leigh Jacobsen, Lanna Joffrey, Kenneth King, Adian Koehler, Jessica Langer, Kendra Leigh Landon, Luke Landric Leonard, Thomas James Lombardo, Michael LoPorto, Ruben Luque, Victoria Malvagno, Dedra McCord-Ware, Roderick Nash, Luca Pierucci, Amanda Plant, Therese Plaehn, Lorraine Rodriguez, Gil Ron, Pamela Seiderman, Francisco Solorzano, Anika Solveig, Joseph Sousa, Mark von Sternberg, Jennie West, Christopher Whalen, Jason Zimbler.

Barefoot Theatre Company is a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt, non-profit organization.

For volunteer opportunities, or to make a tax deductible contribution, please contact Victoria Malvagno at 212.802.8305;barefoottheatre@aol.com or visit us at:www.barefoottheatrecompany.org.

Barefoot Theatre Company is made up of actors, directors, designers, and stage managers. Join us at www.myspace.com/barefoottheatre, barefoottheatre.blogspot.com, Facebook.com

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Ensemble Member, John Harlacher

Congratulations to Ensemble Member, John Harlacher for the success of his current production/project/event: NIGHTMARE (BEFORE CHRISTMAS): THE EXPERIMENT.

The reviews are in:

"Nightmare (Before Christmas): The Experiment is definitely a unique theatre experience. " - NYTHEATRE.COM

"Creators and co-directors Timothy Haskell and John Harlacher have reached a new high in their unique blend of the haunted house and the theatrical, developing the traditional "boo!" into something truly original and exciting. " - CULTURECATCH

"The Experiment is a show unlike any other you will see this year. The holidays are a time of giving and John Harlacher and Tim Haskell give us a gift of prepackaged fear that is unpredictable and hilariously funny. You're definitely going to laugh at how ridiculous we as humans can be when put in preposterous situations." - THE JADED VIEWER

http://hauntedhousenyc.com/tickets.php

  • John Harlacher (Co-director,) is an actor and director. Recent acting work includes the indie feature Love Simple, directed by Mark von Sternberg; Off-Broadway’s Dog Day Afternoon, adapted by Francisco Solorzano; and the revival of Israel Horovitz’sRats. Both stage productions were produced by The Barefoot Theatre Company, of which he is a member. Directing work includes Cats Can See The Devil,written by Tom X. Chao; the Miami version of Nightmare: Ghost Stories, created by Timothy Haskell and the feature film Urchin, which he also wrote. Released theatrically and distributed worldwide, Urchin was banned in Malaysia as a “threat to culture.”

  • Monday, December 12, 2011

    Ensemble Member, Lanna Joffrey

    CONGRATULATIONS to Ensemble Member, Lanna Joffrey on her SUPPORTING ACTRESS in a COMIC ROLE NOMINATION - 2011 Denver Post Ovation Award!!!!

    Here's what she's been up to and a closer look:

    Colorado Shakespeare Festival: COMEDY OF ERRORS, THE INSPECTOR GENERAL & ROMEO AND JULIET

    *Feature Films DRUID PEAK w/ Spencer Treat Clark & Andrew Wilson dir. Marni Zelnick & FISHING NAKED w/ Elaine Miles & Bronson Pelletier


    **Developing THE FOOD PROJECT supported by New Georges & NYTW & Ryder Farm with writer Lauren Feldman & director Pirronne Yousefzadeh

    ***THE LARK PLAYGROUND: Thomas Bradshaw, Rob Ackerman, Jackie Sibblies Drury & Susan Soon He Stanton--Dir. Shelley Butler, Alex Correia & Ralph Pena
    Short film HONK w/ Bob Clendenin

    *The Factory's HAMLET PROJECT directed by Tim Carroll & Louis Scheeder, supported by The Public & NYU

    **Working Theater's Director Salon production of WAITING FOR LEFTY & Performing my Spoken Word in Noor Theatre & BE Company's Salon Series

    ***The Public Theater's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Dir. Michelle Hensley & Denver Center's award-winning THE HOUSE OF SPIRITS By Caridad Svich, Dir. Jose Zayas

    Valiant "War seen through women's eyes makes a different kind of war story." --Sally Hayton-Keeva www.valiant.tamilla.com/about.htm


    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'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.

    Friday, November 25, 2011

    collaborating with PULITZER PRIZE NOMINEE...

    During our 2010-2011, Literary Manager, Therese Plaehn brought us a new play by Kristoffer Diaz which was read in our 2nd Annual bareNaked Reading Series. Now, we embark on journey that takes this play and its development one step further...we present F**KING VIGWAN (OR SWAG) as a workshop for 5 performances only at the legendary CHERRY LANE THEATRE next week.

    KRISTOFFER DIAZ: Full-length titles include The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, Welcome to Arroyo’s, Guernica, and The Revolution. Awards: New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award; Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play; Village Voice Obie Award for Best New American Play; the inaugural Gail Merrifield Papp Fellowship from the Public Theater; finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. Current commissions include The Public Theater, Dallas Theater Center, Center Theatre Group, The Goodman, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He is a playwright-in-residence at Teatro Vista; a resident playwright and Van Lier Fellowship coordinator at New Dramatists; a co-founder of the Unit Collective (Minneapolis); and a recipient of the Jerome Fellowship, the Future Aesthetics Artist Regrant, and the Van Lier Fellowship. Kristoffer holds a BA from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, an MFA from NYU’s Department of Dramatic Writing, and an MFA from Brooklyn College’s Performing Arts Management program.

    Thursday, November 24, 2011

    our ADDED BONUS...WARNING...

    WARNING: EXTREME EXPLICIT MATERIAL / STRONG ADULT LANGUAGE AND SEXUAL SITUATIONS / FULL NUDITY / NO ONE 21 and UNDER WILL BE PERMITTED / THOSE 21 AND OVER PERMITTED ONLY WITH PARENT OR GUARDIAN...ADULTS ONLY!

    Barefoot Theatre Company in collaboration with East 3rd Productions present
    the "ADDED BONUS" to their STRIPP3D FESTIVAL (Sex, Murder, Revenge...and Sex!)
    with a workshop presentation of a new play by Kristoffer Diaz...
    in rep with Israel Horovitz's GLOUCESTER BLUE.

    F**KING VIGWAN (OR SWAG)
    Vigwan is an awful man with impeccable swag. Greg, who has no swag, has had enough. But when one man vanquishes another with great swag, does the second man's swag become the first's own swag? And which one of those dead bodies is really a zombie? A horrible play about horrible people that should be seen by no one.

    F**KING VIGWAN (OR SWAG)
    by Kristoffer Diaz
    directed by Francisco Solorzano+^

    featuring:
    Charles Everett+, Samantha Fontana+*, Christopher Whalen+*, Jennie West+, Robert Spence, Eric Vigdorov, Molly Millard, Michael Pierre Louis, Lorraine Rodriguez-Reyes+*, Andrew MacLarty, Gillian Rougier, Arthur Kriklivy, Mark von Sternberg+

    Morgan Eisen, Production Stage Manager
    Adam Stone, Composer/Sound Designer
    Adam Dalton, Graphic Designer+
    Niluka Hotaling, Lighting Design
    John Harlacher, Props/Zombie Cock Designer


    CHERRY LANE THEATRE
    STUDIO THEATRE - 38 Commerce Street (off 7th Avenue South & Hudson)

    FIVE (5) PERFORMANCES ONLY!
    Tuesday, November 29th - 7pm & 945pm
    Wednesday, November 30th - 945pm
    Thursday, December 1st - 945pm
    Friday, December 2nd - 945pm

    Running Time: 80mins

    No Intermission

    LIMITED SEATING / RESERVE TODAY!

    RESERVATIONS:
    email barefoottheatre@aol.com with name, amount of tixs, date and time with I SAW VIGWAN'S CAT in subject line. A confirmation will be sent once you've made the list.

    TICKET INFO: $15 CASH ONLY at the BOX OFFICE
    $5 with your ticket stub from GLOUCESTER BLUE by Israel Horovitz: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/883205

    *F**KING VIGWAN was first presented with Barefoot Theatre Company during the 2nd Annual bareNaked Reading Series last fall in SEASON 2010-2011 at The Cherry Lane Theatre: http://barefoottheatre.blogspot.com/2010/11/2nd-annual-barenaked-reading-series.html

    ADDITIONAL BLOOD SPLATTER WARNING:
    audience members sitting in the front row choose seats at their own risk.

    KRISTOFFER DIAZ: Full-length titles include The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, Welcome to Arroyo’s, Guernica, and The Revolution. Awards: New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award; Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play; Village Voice Obie Award for Best New American Play; the inaugural Gail Merrifield Papp Fellowship from the Public Theater; finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. Current commissions include The Public Theater, Dallas Theater Center, Center Theatre Group, The Goodman, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He is a playwright-in-residence at Teatro Vista; a resident playwright and Van Lier Fellowship coordinator at New Dramatists; a co-founder of the Unit Collective (Minneapolis); and a recipient of the Jerome Fellowship, the Future Aesthetics Artist Regrant, and the Van Lier Fellowship. Kristoffer holds a BA from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, an MFA from NYU’s Department of Dramatic Writing, and an MFA from Brooklyn College’s Performing Arts Management program.

    +Barefoot Theatre Company
    * Actor's Equity Association Member
    ^ Stage Directors & Choreographers Member

    Tuesday, November 15, 2011

    UP NEXT in our Collaboration with EAST 3rd PRODUCTIONS...

    Barefoot Theatre Company in collaboration with East 3rd Productions proudly presents STRIPP3D, a festival of plays culminating with a never before heard or seen play by the award winning, world renowned playwright, Israel Horovitz!

    workshop premiere of
    GLOUCESTER BLUE
    written and directed by Israel Horovitz

    featuring:
    Therese Plaehn*+
    Francisco Solorzano*+
    Robert Walsh*
    Christopher Whalen*+

    Assistant Director - Nicole Haran+
    Playwright Assistant - Joseph Sousa+
    Production Stage Manager - Samantha Fontana*+
    Sound Design / Original Music - Adam Horovitz
    Lighting Design by Niluka Hotaling
    Set Design by Michael Mallard
    Costume Design by Victoria Malvagno+
    Props / Blood work by Nelly Reyes
    Fight Choreography by Robert Walsh
    Graphic Design by ADZN STUDIO, Adam Dalton+
    Interns / Crew by Stella Adler Conservatory

    Previews:
    Wednesday, November 16th
    Thursday, November 17th
    Friday, November 18th
    Saturday @ 3pm, November 19th

    Opening:
    Saturday @ 7pm, November 19th

    Wed-Sat @ 7pm with Sat Matinee @ 3pm
    No performance on Thursday, November 24

    Closing Night
    Saturday @ 7pm, December 3rd

    TICKETING INFO
    Tickets to all 3 plays in STRIPPED are $18; $15 for students/seniors (at Box Office with I.D. Only).

    TALK-BACK (following performances)
    Thurs Nov 17th
    Fri Nov 18th
    Weds Nov 23rd
    Pay-what-you-can nights have been set for November 23rd.

    Tickets can be purchased by calling 212 352 3101 / online / CHERRY LANE BOX OFFICE

    or ONLINE: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/883205

    *Actor's Equity Association member
    +Barefoot Theatre Company members

    Wednesday, October 26, 2011

    VERSE CHORUS VERSE by Randall Colburn (WHO'S WHO)

    VERSE CHORUS VERSE by Randall Colburn receives its NY premiere this fall, having debuted this spring in Chicago at Tympanic Theater. VERSE CHORUS VERSE will preview October 26th prior to its official opening night October 29 and running through November 12.

    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.


    Barefoot Theatre Company in collaboration with East 3rd Productions proudly presents STRIPP3D, a festival of plays continuing with the NEW YORK PREMIERE of:

    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

    featuring
    Forbes March
    Lorraine Rodriguez-Reyes*+
    Michael Mallard*
    Kristy Powers
    Michael Bryan Hill*
    Joshua Coomer*
    Singh Birdsong

    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

    Adam "AD ROCK" Horovitz joins STRIPP3D!!!

    It's official! BEASTIE BOYS' Ad Rock, Adam Horovitz will create the sound design to our 3rd installment in STRIPP3D, GLOUCESTER BLUE by Israel Horovitz. The festival features new and reintroduced works by emerging and established playwrights.

    Barefoot Theatre Company and East 3rd Productions collaborate to bring you some the most exciting plays this Fall Season. Part of BTC's 2011-2012 Season at the legendary CHERRY LANE THEATRE.

    GLOUCESTER BLUE written and directed by Israel Horovitz will feature Ensemble Members, Therese Plaehn, Francisco Solorzano and Christopher Whalen along with special guest, Robert Walsh. Joining Adam Horovitz in the design team, Niluka Hotaling (lighting design); Victoria Malvagno (costume design); Michael Mallard (sets); Adam Dalton (graphic design); Nicole Haran (assistant director); Joseph Sousa (playwright assistant); and Samantha Fontana (production stage manager).

    Pictured: 1st, AD ROCK w Beastie Boys; 2nd, Adam Horovitz at Barefoot Theatre Company's 70/70 Horovitz Project; 3rd Rachel Horovitz, Israel Horovitz and Adam Horovitz at the Opening of Barefoot Theatre Company's 70/70 Horovitz Project.

    ISRAEL HOROVITZ’s plays have been translated and performed worldwide. Best known plays: Line (now in 39th year, Off Broadway), The Indian Wants The Bronx, Rats, Morning, The Primary English Class, The Wakefield Plays, The Widow’s Blind Date, Today I Am A Fountain Pen, Park Your Car In Harvard Yard (which Horovitz has adapted for a film starring Julianne Moore; also being revived on stage in Paris and Prague, this season), North Shore Fish, Fighting Over Beverley, Lebensraum, and My Old Lady (Trés chére Mathilde, (a triumph in Paris this past season at Theatre Marigny, Paris, starring Line Renaud and Samuel Labarthe). Newer plays include Free Gift, Stations of the Cross, One Under, 50 Years of Caddieing, Speaking Well of the Dead, Unexpected Tenderness, Fast Hands, Security, A Mother’s Love, Sins of the Mother, The Fat Guy Gets the Girl, Cat-Lady, The Dance Play, The Race Play, Hotel Play, The Audition Play, 2nd Violin, Beirut Rocks, The Secret of Mme. Bonnard's Bath, The P-Word, and Compromise. Screenplays include Author! Author!, The Strawberry Statement (Prix du Jury, Cannes Film Festival), Sunshine (European Academy Award - Best Screenplay), and EMMY-nominated James Dean. Horovitz wrote, directed and performed the award-winning documentary 3 Weeks After Paradise, shown in the USA on Bravo. He has recently completed new screenplays, The Little Shock and screen-adaptation of The Secret of Mme Bonnard's Bath and My Old Lady. Awards include the OBIE (twice), the Prix de Plaisir du Théâtre, The Prix Italia (for radio plays), The Sony Radio Academy Award (for Man In Snow), The Writers Guild of Canada Best Screenwriter Award, The Christopher Award, the Drama Desk Award, an Award in Literature of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Elliot Norton Prize, a Lifetime Achievement Award from B’Nai Brith, the Literature Prize of Washington College, an honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Salem (Massachusetts) State College, Boston Public Library’s Literary Lights Award, the Walker Hancock Prize, and many others. Mr. Horovitz is Founding Artistic Director of Gloucester Stage, and of the New York Playwrights Lab. He is the father of film-producer Rachael Horovitz, TV producer/director Matthew Horovitz, Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz, and 24-year-old twins, Hannah Horovitz (recent graduate of Vassar College) and Oliver Horovitz (filmmaker, teaching assistant at Harvard College). Each spring, Mr. Horovitz teaches a bilingual screenwriting workshop with six screenwriters from la Fémis, France's national film school, and six from Columbia University's Graduate film program, as well as a playwriting workshop at University of St. Andrews, Scotland, in collaboration with The Byre Theatre. He is married to Gillian Adams-Horovitz, former British National Marathon Champion and Record holder, and former USA Track & Field (Masters) Marathon Champion. The Horovitz family divides its time among homes in Gloucester, NYC’s Greenwich Village, and London’s Dulwich Village. Mr. Horovitz visits France, frequently, where he often directs French-language productions of his plays. He is the most-produced American playwright in French theatre history. He was recently decorated as Commandeur dans l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres, the highest honor bestowed on a foreign artist by the French government.

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    BAREFOOT THEATRE'S "70/70 HOROVITZ PROJECT" BEGAN 31 MARCH 09 (Israel Horovitz's 70th Birthday) and continued until 31 March 2011. During this two-year-long, world-wide event, 70 of Horovitz plays were given readings and/or productions around the globe. Link to the "70/70 Horovitz Project" press info recently posted on Broadwayworld.com is: http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Barefoot_Theatre_Co_to_Present_Year_Long_THE_7070_HOROVITZ_PROJECT_20090207

    Wednesday, October 19, 2011

    WHO'S WHO in RAFT OF THE MUDUSA (now playing)

    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 sum

    mer 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.


    RAFT OF THE MEDUSA
    playing thru Oct 22nd.

    The CHERRY LANE THEATRE
    Studio Theatre

    Joe Pintauro's RAFT OF THE MEDUSA will kick off "Stripped," with previews starting October 6 prior to a press opening October 8 and running through October 22.

    First presented in 1991 to considerable acclaim, RAFT OF THE MEDUSA has been revised by Mr. Pintauro for this production. Drawing on the Theodore Gericault 19th century painting of people clinging to a raft following a shipwreck, Pintauro's play takes place 10 years into the AIDS epidemic, centering on a weekly gathering of people living with AIDS.