Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Resident Playwrights, Daniel Graff & Francisco Solorzano will present works at bareNaked Reading Series LA!

Barefoot Theatre Company Ensemble Members and Resident Playwrights - Daniel Graff and Francisco Solorzano will present new works in the west coast premiere of the bareNaked Reading Series. Graff's short play, Maharaja Palace was originally workshopped in a writing retreat in July 10' and Solorzano's Jessica originally written and workshopped in the summer of 07.

"Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact."- George Eliot (1819 – 1880)
Daniel Graff was blessed until after the age of 30. It took some time, but Graff has begun to hone in on what he wants to say, and Barefoot functions as open ground for Graff to develop his voice. This voice can be heard in his first two plays Maharaja Palace and Black Man's Dilemma - performed in January 2011 at the Secret Theatre. As an actor, he joined forces with Barefoot Theatre Company in 2009, performing in Israel Horovitz's What Strong Fences Make, The Hotel Plays and A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley. He studied acting at The Maggie Flanigan Studio and holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

Theater: adapted, acted in and directed the critically acclaimed/sold-out world premiere of Dog Day Afternoon (Theatre Row Theatres). Currently working on several writing projects for Barefoot Studio Pictures, a film co. he co-founded with Christopher Whalen and Daniel Graff. As an Actor and Director, Francisco has worked on numerous productions that include award winning revivals, NY and World Premiere, regionally and throughout NYC. BFA: CUNY'S Brooklyn College; a founder and Producing Artistic Director of the Barefoot Theatre Company since 1999. Recipient of the 2009 Graduate Theater Organization of Brooklyn College, CUNY's Alumnus of the Year Award. Member Since 1999.

This playwriting duo will be seen acting opposite each other during the week long event. Keep your eyes open for any and all sudden stage combat!!!

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