Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Ensemble Member, Aidan Koehler performs LIVE MUSIC...

Ensemble Member, Aidan Koehler will be featured playing LIVE MUSIC for our upcoming bareNaked Workshop Series on June 20th at The Cherry Lane Theatre. The presentation of Tim Plaehn's West Asheville directed by Nicole Haran will mark our final event for this season.


Past Barefoot Theatre Company productions include: musician in 'Scrooge and Marley' at the Kraine Theatre and Evvie in 'Second Violin' at Theatre for the New City as well the world-premiere of the ten minute version by the same name at The Boston Theatre Marathon. Aidan has also performed as a violinist in the Barefoot Band. Other recent theatre credits include: Ivan, 'Two Maples' at Urban Stages; Lilly, 'Why Do You Smoke So Much, Lilly?' with Target Margin; staged readings with The Harold Clurman Laboratory Theatre Company as well as productions of 'What Shall I Give My Children?' and 'Our Town' and this coming September Aidan will perform with the Harold Clurman Lab in Israel Horovitz'sLebensraum; With The Vermont Shakespeare Company: Viola, 'Twelfth Night', and Helena, 'Midsummer'; Abigail Williams, 'Salem Justice' with ArtsPower National Touring Co.; Violinist and Narrator, 'Ransom of red Cheif' with East Lynne Thr. Company; Octavia, 'Antony and Cleopatra' at The Looking Glass Theatre; Billitis, 'Arts Nouvaux', with Xoregos Thr. Co.; and Rosalind, 'As Your Like It' with Queens Shakespeare, and the movement-theatre piece, "Decade" in NY at Theatre IATI and in New Orleans. Aidan has played violin in numerous plays and recently scored her first film, "The Big Fiddle" which premiered at this year's South By SouthWest Festival. BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and The Stella Adler Studio. Member Since 2010.

join us for our final presentation this season!
FREE DRINKS, LIVE MUSIC and an AWESOME new play in development by one of our Resident Playwrights!!

a staged, one night workshop presentation of
directed by Nicole Haran+

featuring: Therese Plaehn*+, Christopher Whalen*+, Samantha Fontana+, Francisco Solorzano*+, Charles Everett+, Lisa Anderson, Mark G. Cisneros+, Maia Sage+, Roderick Nash+ and special guests...stage directions by Cristina Pitter

The Cherry Lane Theatre
Monday, June 20th @ 7pm
followed by Live Music and FREE DRINKS
General Admission: $10

West Asheville was first presented by the Barefoot Theatre Company during the bareNaked READING Series LA at AOA (Art Of Acting Studio) in Los Angeles, California. The reading was directed by Nicole Haran.

Nicole Haran most recently directed Barefoot Theatre Company's NYC Premiere of Teeth Of The Sons by Joseph Sousa at The Cherry Lane Theatre.

Most of the writing Tim Plaehn has done over the last ten years has been at the bottom of student essays, but he has still found time to write short fiction and two full-length plays. His short story "Please Read" was featured in Atlanta's Creative Loafing, and Short Story America has recently selected another story, Confirmation," for publication both on its website and in its anthology of short fiction. In his previous life as poet, Tim lived for a time on Inishmore off the coast of Ireland after he was awarded The Aran Islands Poetry Fellowship. Tim graduated from Northeastern University and holds master's degrees from both Harvard's School of Education and Middlebury's Bread Loaf School of English. He has been a teacher and coach for fifteen years and lives in Asheville with his wife Helen and their four children, Martha, Patrick, Flannery, and Henry.

* member of Actor's Equity Association / + member of Barefoot Theatre Company

All proceeds go towards the support of Barefoot Theatre Company and cover costs of rehearsals, theatre rental, printing and artists fees.

thank YOU for your support and we look forward to seeing you there!!!

STUDIO HISTORY Cherry Lane Studio opened its doors in September, 1998 as a birthing room for new American work. Owner, and Founding Artistic Director of the Cherry Lane Alternative, Angelina Fiordellisi created the 60-seat black-box theater, originally named the “Alternative Space,” with Samuel Anderson Architects. At that time, CLT Studio benefited from the generosity of our community, including theater- operator and producer Carolyn Rossi Copeland, who donated sixty chairs from The Lamb’s Theater basement, as well as producing artist Jack Gindi, who donated our technical booth, sound and lighting boards. The seating was upgraded and made retractable in 2006 with a generous grant provided by New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn. Prior to its present incarnation, the 1,200-square-foot space housed a restaurant in the 1950s that was built and managed by the Carroad family, who once owned and operated the entire block. The yard behind their building at 44 Commerce Street served as an outdoor eating area for the restaurant during spring and summer, and the Cherry Lane boiler once served all the properties on this stretch of Commerce Street. The Cherry Lane restaurant, which had a floor dotted with gold-plated fleur-de-lis, also served as a late-night gay club in the 60s and 70s. Arnold Warwick, a tenant at 40 Commerce Street since 1950, claims that the Carroad family evicted an old sea captain in order to create a public ante room where our current lobby is located. Kim Hunter’s children, who grew up in the building, tell the story of an excavation next door at 36 Commerce Street in the late 50s that not only revealed an underground river, but also thousands of turtles.The Cherry Lane Studio is a safe haven for the development of new plays. Our programs allow playwrights to hone their work without the pressure of reviews, before sophisticated, thrill-seeking audiences, who want to discover the bold new voices of today. David Adjmi, Courtney Baron, Sheila Callaghan, Julia Cho, Bathsheba Doran, Anton Dudley, Sam Forman, Katori Hall, Eliam Kraiem, Deborah Zoe Laufer, Rogelio Martinez, Christopher Shinn, Beau Willimon and numerous others have all developed new ideas and plays at the CLT Studio. Our studio- theater programming is a critical component of our mission to build a community to support the playwriting process and the future of American drama.

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