Monday, September 5, 2011

2011-2012 SEASON has arrived...

We are proud to announce our 2011-2012 Season beginning this FALL at the legendary CHERRY LANE THEATRE. As a young company made up of Actors, Directors and Playwrights, we couldn't feel more proud to return to the Cherry Lane under the leadership of Angelina Fiordellisi.

This season begins with a collaboration with emerging theater company, East 3rd Productions (Ricardo Riethmuller, Artistic Director; Lorraine Rodriguez, Managing Director (Barefoot Ensemble Member); and Michael Mallard, Creative Director). We team up this Oct, Nov and Dec to bring you a variety of new works, a revised / highly controversial play, and many workshops. During our 9 week, yes 9 week!, residency at The Cherry Lane Theatre, we will make it a point to bring you the most affordable, high quality work we've been known for. Special performances will be presented at an Admission Price lower than the cost of a Movie as well as a PAY WHAT YOU CAN opportunities.

Barefoot Theatre Company
in collaboration with
East 3rd Productions
proudly presents
"sex, murder, revenge...and sex"

a festival of new works featuring

New York Premier of Revised Edition of
Joe Pintauro's* critically acclaimed
directed by Francisco Solorzano+
"RAFT OF THE MEDUSA is a microcosmic crisis clinic, airing aspects of a tradgedy and entreating the audience into acts of empathy." MEL GUSSOW, NEW YORK TIMES.
"Pintauro's dialogue is propulsive, humorous and blistering.... gives only the appearance of being raw. On the inside, it's tuned like a clock." LOS ANGELES TIMES.
"Raft" grabs, holds and harrows. Unquestionably hits home and hits hard. Emphatically worth seeing." CLIVE BARNES, NEW YORK POST.

New York Premier of
VERSE CHORUS VERSE by Randall Colburn
directed by Ricardo Riethmuller
"Taking place twenty years after the death of Kurt Cobain, Verse Chorus Verse follows Polly, the haunted subject of Nirvana’s song of the same name, as she seeks out the young rock star who wants to prove Kurt’s death was a murder. "

Workshop Premier of never before seen/heard play
GLOUCESTER BLUE (working title)
written and directed by Israel Horovitz*
"sex, murder, revenge...and sex"

and an added "Bonus Track"
(a surprise NEW PLAY by award winning, highly acclaimed playwright -
admission to this event will be extremely impossible so we'll get you info on how to before it gets sold out - or we may just force some people not to attend in order to protect them from what they may not want to experience...).

A collaboration with AOA (Art Of Acting Studio)
in Los Angeles, California
3rd Annual bareNaked Reading Series
featuring works by Resident Playwrights: Jason Furlani, Jonathan Libman, Mike Reiss, Joseph Sousa, Tim Plaehn, Francisco Solorzano and more....

New Play
featuring Barefoot Theatre Company Ensemble

During the presentations we will be working on new works within our Director's LAB as well as bareNaked WORKSHOP Series. Please stay tuned for more details (CAST, DESIGN TEAM, DATES, ETC). The Season will also feature some surprise presentations that have been in development for some time now...

Also coming up, 2011-2012 SEASON BASH featuring LIVE MUSIC, DRINKS, RAFFLE PRIZES, FREE TIXS and MORE!!!

Barefoot Theatre Company
Francisco Solorzano, Producing Artistic Director; Nicole Haran, Co-Artistic Director; Christopher Whalen, Producing Director; Victoria Malvagno, Managing Director; Therese Plaehn, Literary Manager; Mark G. Cisneros, Marketing Director; Samantha Fontana, Artistic Associate

2011-2012 Season Associate Producers: Eric Vigdorov, Jennie West, Charles Everett, Lorraine Rodriguez, Daniel Graff, Samantha Fontana, Patrizia Hernandez, Therese Plaehn, Mark G. Cisneros.

To inquire about VOLUNTEERING and JOINING THE FAMILY please send us an email to

+member of SDC
*advisory board member


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.

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. BAREFOOT THEATRE COMPANY's "70/70 HOROVITZ PROJECT" BEGAN 31 MARCH 09 (Israel Horovitz's 70th Birthday) and continues until 31 March 2011. During this two-year-long, world-wide event, 70 of Horovitz plays are being given readings and/or productions around the globe.

Pintauro's poems: Harper & Row, also in collaboration with artists, Corita Kent and Norman LaLiberte. His three one acts about Italian American life in NYC, entitled CACCIATORE earned his first major theatre reviews. SNOW ORCHID, his first full length. became a selection of the Eugene O'Neill Conference and later with Olympia Dukakis, Peter Boyle and Robert Lupone at Circle Rep. A revival in London, starred Jude Law and Paola di Ognisotti. Short plays: AMERICAN DIVINE, in Chicago and "MOVING TARGETS" New York City's Vineyard Theater, Metropolitan Operas, Milenium Group, NYC. have been compared to Jame's Joyce's THE DUBLINERS. Full length plays: BESIDE HERSELF, with William Hurt, Lois Smith, Calista Flockhart and Melissa Joan Hart. RAFT OF THE MEDUSA: Minetta Lane and London's Gate Nottinghill (SALVATION). MEN'S LIVES, an adaptation of Mattheissen's non fiction book, was the innaugural production of the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor. THE DEAD BOY, about faith and trauma: work-shopped at London's Royal Court under Stephen Daldry and again there with Ian McKellan. Pintauro directed THE DEAD BOY in Dutch language in the Netherlands as: DODE JONGEN, with Anton Lutz and most recently with Roy Scheider and Mercedes Ruehl, again in workshop in Key West. His collection of some forty short plays called, METROPOLITAN OPERAS (Dramatists Play Service, NYC, are oproduced in various languages world wide including the Comedia del Arte in Venetia under Carla Poli. The trilogy BY THE SEA, BY THE SEA, BY THE BEAUTIFUL SEA, a collaboration with Terrence McNally and Lanford Wilson, was produced by The Bay Street Theatre and Manhattan Theatre Club. HEAVEN AND EARTH, about American Farm life, also a Bay Street production, was directed by Jack Hofsiss. Pintauro has recently completed BEAUTIFUL DREAMER, a Civil War screenplay about the only woman to ever receive the Congressional medal of Honor and is working on two new full length plays with The Pacific Theatre Company, in Los Angeles, KARMA BOOMERANG and DANCE NITE ON THE RIVER QUEEN.

East 3rd, A Brief History

East 3rd Productions was founded in the Fall of 2008 by Ricardo Riethmuller and Charles Alexander Khaikin. Their mission was to create an acting/producing company for theater and film and to be a platform for visual artists. The work that would be created would adhered along social, political, and economical themes and would be in collaboration with other artistic groups and/or individuals. Since its inception, East 3rd Productions has produced four main-stage plays, a workshop presentation of an original musical by Harvard alumna Zoe Sarnak, a marathon festival honoring the work of American playwright Israel Horovitz with Barefoot Theatre Company, a photography division, and an award winning film titled Tapeworm. Following the company motto “facilitating art anytime, anywhere, any way” East 3rd Productions, among its producing work, has also provided space, time, and resources for artists to research and cultivate their work.

East 3rd Bio

East 3rd Productions theatrical work includes The Weird Sisters by Zack Calhoon, A Bicycle Country by Nilo Cruz, Mary Esther by Christopher Petit and Nick Zagone, A Lasting Impression music and lyrics by Zoe Sarnak, Strange Snow by Stephen Metcalfe, 70/70 Horovitz Project: Horovitz Marathon a festival honoring playwright Israel Horovtiz, and the Enter Playwright Theater Festival. The company has also produced the short film Tapeworm, which won awards for best short film and best actor in a short film at the Gotham Screen International Film Festival. This past Spring, East 3rd Productions launched their photography division called East 3rd Visual. The company forever searches out work that speaks to its mission statement of cultivating artists across political, social and economical lines. East 3rd’s motto is “facilitating art anytime, anywhere, any way”.

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