Tuesday, May 31, 2011

New Play by Artistic Director, Francisco Solorzano part of Gi60!

Producing Artistic Director, Francisco Solorzano's short play, Welcome Back Home will be presented in this year's Gi60: International One Minute Play Festival - Live U.S. Edition 2011.

50 original plays in 50 minutes! Theater with no time to spare! Performances on Friday, June 10 8:00 pm and Saturday, June 11, 8:00 pm. Tickets: $10.00 (all proceeds to student scholarship fund) Reservations strongly recommended! Please call (718) 951-5000 X 2768. For more info about Gi60 and the Live UK Edition on June 12, visitwww.gi60.blogspot.com


Francisco Solorzano

Currently appearing in East 3rd Productions' NYC Revival of Strange Snow; World Premiere of Richard Vetere's LAST DAY at Gloucester Stage Company this summer. Theater: adapted, acted and directed in the workshop and world premiere of Dog Day Afternoon (Theatre Row Theatres). Select acting credits: World premiere of Horovitz's What Strong Fences Make (Bleecker Street Theatre, Boston Theatre Marathon), Nilo Cruz's Bicycle Country (Spanish Repertory Theatre, Theatre Row Theatres), The Water Engine (Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edinburgh, Scotland), Israel Horovitz's The Indian Wants the Bronx (Gloucester Stage Company/78th Street Theatre Lab) & A Mother's Love(Boston Playwrights Theatre), Beirut Rocks (EST Marathon, dir Jo Bonney), Sins of the Mother (with Ethan Hawke as well as Bobby Cannavale, Michael Stuhlbarg and John Doman, dir by Jo Bonney at numerous locations including The Actor's Studio, Bleecker Street Theatre, 59E59), Los Muertos (Stella Adler Theater with Mark Ruffalo), Israel Horovitz's New Shorts (Theatre Row Theatres with Lynn Cohen), 45th anniversary revival of Lanford Wilson's Balm In Gilead,Six Hotels (GSC, dir Israel Horovitz), Does A Tiger Wear A Necktie?, Oprhans, Never The Sinner, subUrbia(Various NYC Theatres) including the reading of Horovitz's The Little Shock (with Mark Ruffalo, Julianne Moore, Peter Boyle, Fisher Stevens, and Peter Dinklage). Directing credits: Mary Gallagher's ?De Donde? which won the OOBR award for excellence,Kingdom Come (Bouwerie Lane Theatre), Joe Pintauro'sMetropolitan Operas (The Pantheon Theater), Rising Sun, Falling Star (78th Street Theatre Lab), the reading/workshop of Horovitz's The P Word at the Bleecker Street Theatre with Marin Ireland (Barefoot's bareNaked Reading Series and for NY Playwright's Lab at The Cherry Lane Theatre), and many others. Executive producer of the 70/70 Horovitz Project (a worldwide, year-long festival celebrating Israel Horovitz's 70th Birthday with 70 of his plays.) Film:And The World Goes Round (2009's Cannes Short Film Corner), Love Simple (HBO NYC Latino Film Festival) and Between Something and Nothing (NYC's 20th anniversary NEW FEST Film Festival.) 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.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Ensemble Member, Francisco Solorzano featured in STRANGE SNOW

The work of Ensemble Members, Francisco Solorzano, Eric Nightengale, Lorraine Rodriguez, Joanna Jacobsen and Jennie West can be seen in East 3rd Production's revival of Stephen Metcalf's STRANGE SNOW...now playing...

Michael Mallard, Kathleen Wallace, and Francisco Solorzano will star in Stephen Metcalfe's Strange Snow, to be presented by East 3rd Productions at The Theater at 2 Great Jones Street, May 12-June 11. Ricardo Riethmuller will direct.

In the play, an early spring snow covers the ground as a brother seeks to repress the dreams and aspirations he once sought; a sister grasps at the chance to realize her beauty and potential to love again; and a friend searches for his own redemption in the companionship left within the ruins of the Vietnam War.

The production will feature sound design by James Bigbee Garver, light design by Eric Nightengale, costume design by Jennie West Alexander, and production design by Michael Mallard.


pictured above: LtoR, Francisco Solorzano, Lorraine Rodriguez & Patrizia Hernandez

Ensemble Member, Luke Leonard

Since January, Barefoot Theatre Company Ensemble Member, Luke Leonard, has been working in The Vaults at 14 Wall Street as a Swing Space artist-in-residence developing his latest production, GRBL (Gay Rodeo By-Laws). Next weekend, there will only be three opportunities to see the culmination of five months of hard work.
Please accept this invitation to the Monk Parrots 2011 Spring Gala on Saturday, May 21 at 7pm. There will be a preshow reception followed by the performance of GRBL, an after party with a lot of wine, prosecco, and food, plus fabulous raffle prizes and silent auction items. Please visit the following link for more details:http://grbl.eventbrite.com/. Additional opportunities to see GRBL:

*Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 2 PM (Followed by a Q&A with GRBL creators moderated by director/writer/actress and Monk Parrots Board Member Nicole Potter-Talling.)

*Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 7 PM

*These performances are free, but RSVP is required: info@monkparrots.org

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Who's Who In Teeth Of The Sons (Production Blog Entry)

Here's a closer look at Costume Designer, Victoria Malvagno for our current Off-Broadway production, Teeth Of The Sons by Joseph Sousa, directed by Nicole Haran. Victoria's work as director will also be seen in our upcoming bareNaked Workshop Series featuring Samantha Fontana. Both Samantha and Victoria reunite after making their Off-Broadway debut this past fall with the opening of Barefoot Theatre Co.'s 12th Anniversary Season solo piece.

We are proud to bring you the ultimate Solo Performance Piece, VILLAGE ILIAD by Samantha Fontana, directed by Victoria Malvagno - on Tuesday, May 3rd AND May 10th - 8pm at The Cherry Lane Theatre!
For more information: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=168366523221390

Victoria Malvagno (Costume Designer) Has designed Costumes with Barefoot Theatre Company for over ten years including: 45th Anniversary Revival of Lanford Wilson's Balm In Gilead, World Premiere of Sins Of The Mother, New Shorts, Beirut Rocks, all by Israel Horovitz including the Indie hit, Love Simple (HBO Latino Film Festival; Feel Good Film Festival, CA).

As an Actor some select Theater credits: Liberty, the new musical (New Workshop Theater, Cherry Lane Theatre), The Water Engine (Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Scotland), Israel Horovitz's New Shorts (Theatre Row Theatres), the workshop and premiere of Dog Day Afternoon (Theatre Row Theatres), Jose Rivera's Marisol (Looking Glass Theatre), The Audition Play (Boston Theatre Marathon, 2007), Originated the role of Shelly in Israel Horovitz's Security(Gloucester Stage Company / 78th Street Theatre Lab.) T.V.: The Glamorous Life (Pilot). Film:Security, Mad Hot Ballroom. Victoria is also an Educational Liaison and teaching artist for The American Ballroom Theater. Her work with ABrT's Dancing Classrooms program can be seen in the award winning documentary Mad Hot Ballroom. She is a founder and currently the Managing Director of the Barefoot Theatre Company. Member Since 1999.