Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Ensemble Member, Daniel Graff...

Ensemble member Daniel Graff will be seen in in Mic. for FringeNYC, written by Brenton Lengel and directed by Melinda Prom. Mic. stumbles into the world of an East Village Open Mic's: a world of painters, poets, and performance artists; and takes you where love, art, sex, and music collide as can only happen in the NYC underground. Music by Beezy Douglas, Killer Kelly Dwyer, Mike Ogletree and Joe Yoga. August 13-18, 2011. TICKETS. You can now order tickets online by clicking on Mic.'s performance times on the FringeNYC website (​_page.php?ltr=M#Mic.), or over the phone by calling 866-468-7619. Sat 13 @ 6:15 Sun 14 @ 6 Mon 15 @ 8:30 Wed 17 @ 4 Thu 18 @ 9:15 More on Mic. Facebook

Daniel Graff

Daniel Graff, a writer and actor, 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. Barefoot also functions as open ground for Graff to develop his writing; including such plays Maharaja Palace and Black Man's Dilemma.

Pictured: Ensemble Member Lucy Boyle with Daniel Graff during our 2nd Annual bareNaked Reading Series.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Ensemble Member, John Gazzale...

John Gazzale will next be seen in Barefoot Theatre Company's 2011-2012 Season!

Pictured: Barefoot Ensemble Members, Mark G. Cisneros, Francisco Solorzano, Lorraine Rodriguez, and John Gazzale at the 10th Anniversary Celebration.

John Gazzale

Select theatre credits: Leon in Barefoot Theatre Company's workshop and premiere productions of Dog Day Afternoon. He also appeared in Barefoot's production of Balm and Gilead, and as Arthur, in Lobo Theatre's New York premiere of Tennessee Williams's Spring Storm. John has also worked regionally with the Virginia Shakespeare Festival, The Shakespeare Theatre, and Theatre of the First Amendment in Northern Virginia. He holds an MFA from the Actors Studio Drama School. Member Since 2008.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Ensemble Members featured in New Monthly Theatre Event

Dialogue with Three Chords is a new, monthly collaboration between Barefoot ensemble member and playwright Stephen Gracia and founding member/Associate Director Michael LoPorto.

D3C will feature new plays written by Gracia and directed by LoPorto the fourth Thursday of every month at Mr. Dennehy's Irish Pub at 63 Carmine Street, NYC. They will be staged readings with live music, a talk back, poetry readings, and more.

D3C is free with a suggested donation of $3 going to support the actors and musicians.

Opening night is July 28th at 8pm and will feature four short plays:

Tiny Hooks
The Rebel Sound of Fuckin' Around
Instructions for Dancing
Fast Food Strategies

Fast Food Strategies
was developed with Barefoot Theatre and presented as a reading at The Producers Club and The Theaters at 45 Bleecker. The other three are making their live debuts.

The four plays will feature Barefoot ensemble members Kendra Leigh Landon, Dan Graff, TJ Lombardo, and Susanne Stewart, as well as Sean Meehan, Matthew Ferretti, and Ridley Parson who previously worked with Gracia and LoPorto on the world premiere of NEXT at HERE Arts Center, a production that Martin Denton of called "vivid and sublime", "uncompromising", "cathartic", and "remarkable theatre."

Live music will be provided by Tommy Lombardozzi.

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Friday, July 8, 2011

Ensemble Members at GLOUCESTER STAGE CO.

Ensemble Members, Francisco Solorzano and Therese Plaehn are currently in rehearsals for the World Premiere of Richard Vetere's LAST DAY at Gloucester Stage Company.

The premiere is being directed by GSC Artistic Director, Eric Engel and also features Timothy Smith. Gloucester Stage is located in the beautiful Gloucester, MA.

Francisco Solorzano is also one of the founders of Barefoot Theatre Company as well as its current Producing Artistic Director.

Therese Plaehn is also Barefoot's Literary Manager, having most recently put together the 2nd annual bareNaked Reading Series as well as the bareNaked Readings Series in LA...

If you find yourself in Gloucester, MA - come check out a little Barefoot at Gloucester Stage!

Friday, July 1, 2011


Barefoot Theatre Company

n 1999, Barefoot Theatre Company was founded by a multicultural group of artists determined to produce vital, thought-provoking works, both new and existing. We embrace the importance of the collaborative process, nurture our ensemble commitment, and continue to learn from the younger generations we mentor.

Founded by actors for actors and reminiscent of The Group Theatre's uncompromising raw aesthetic with process and performance, the Barefoot Theatre Company focuses on presenting socially relevant works.

Associate, Family and Ensemble Members are dedicated to all aspects of collaboration from producing, behind the scenes work, designing, playwriting, acting and directing.

With several Ensemble Members residing in Los Angeles, Barefoot Theatre Company has branched out to bring their visceral style of acting, directing and productions to the West Coast.

1) present a FREE Reading Series to the public while giving artists the opportunity to explore new works and develop working relationships.

2) develop new works by fostering emerging and established playwrights.

3) commit to the actor/director collaboration through workshops and presentations of lesser known works and revivals.

4) present at least two full productions a season.

5) expand an Educational Outreach program through-out the NYC school systems and offer free programming to Inner City High School Students.

Barefoot Theatre Company is NOT a producing house, we are a collaborative ensemble of actors, directors, playwrights and designers.


Producing Artistic Director: Francisco Solorzano
Co-Artistic Director: Nicole Haran
Managing Director: Victoria Malvagno
Producing Director: Christopher Whalen
Literary Manager: Therese Plaehn

PHOTO: street signs at 7th avenue south and Commerce where the street leading up to the legendary Cherry Lane Theatre begins...The Cherry Lane Theatre was the home for our 12th Anniversary Season and we will return this coming Fall with a new collaboration...