Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
The rehearsal process for TOTS has encouraged me to think about my relationship to religion, my sense of spirituality, and the complexities of forgiveness, redemption, and love. The play weaves together so many of these important themes and realizing my characters role in the tapestry has been a wonderful adventure.
Nicole is one of the most intelligent and perceptive directors I have ever worked with. She has been an incredible leader and guide. Along with Joe, Will, and Cass, every evening has been a journey in itself.
With dedication, focus, and a dose of dirty humor, it has been a thrill to watch this piece come to life. I am really looking forward to sharing it with an audience!
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Here's a look at our fourth and final cast member for our upcoming New York Premiere of Teeth Of The Sons by Joseph Sousa, directed by Nicole Haran.
Shayna Padovano (Evelyn) is thrilled to be working with the Barefoot Theatre Company. Credits include: her solo show, The F Factor (Manhattan Repertory Theatre) Give Us Bread with The Anthropologists (Milagro Theatre at the CSV, Berkshire Fringe) Chameleon: The Experience of Global Citizens (University Settlement, Washington D.C. Fringe). Lola Got Bite (Gene Frankel) The Cherry Orchard, The Winter's Tale(Columbia Stages) Don Juan in Chicago (Kirk Theatre at Theatre Row). Training in Italy: Scuola Internazionale della Commedia dell'Arte (Reggio Emilia, with Antonio Fava) The Accademia dell'Arte (Arezzo) La Mama ETC International Director's Symposium (Spoleto). Shayna holds a BFA in Theatre Arts from Boston University.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Q: How long have you been a Barefoot Theatre Company ensemble member?
Friday, April 8, 2011
Sissy sinks her TEETH into theatre producer Francisco Solorzano and playwright Joseph Sousa LIVE!
|Barefoot Theatre Company Artistic Director Francisco Solorzano and playwright/actor Joseph Sousa sit with Sissy to discuss their latest Off Broadway venture, TEETH OF THE SONS Friday night LIVE 7:30pm EST MNN Ch 56 TWC or www.thesissygamacheshow.com|
Recent Barefoot performances include Israel Horovitz' Unexpected Tenderness (opposite Michael Stuhlbarg), and Barking Sharks. Favorite NY credits include Davis in Red Light Winter, Rev. Hale inThe Crucible, Fedotik in LaMama's Three Sisters, and Soldier in Shakespeare in the Park's Mother Courage. Teeth Of The Sons is Joseph's first play. It received a staged reading at 45 Bleeker as Barefoot's first Barenaked Reading. Teeth went on to be produced in Portland, Oregon by the Retheater Instrument. Joseph was awarded Portland's Drammy Award for both Original Script, and Lead Actor in a Role. He would like dedicate this play to Jessica Langer, and Esther Wasserman for inspiring the love these characters are desperate to find. Joseph is a proud member of the Barefoot Theatre Company Ensemble Since 2009.
Has created Sound Design for Barefoot Theatre Co. for the past 12 years including Does A Tiger Wear A Necktie? and the award winning production of De Donde? which he also directed. As an Actor: Currently in the NYC Revival of Metcalf's Strange Snow produced by East 3rd Productions. Theater: Most recently seen in Sins Of The Mother at Florida Stage following the Gloucester Stage Company production. 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), 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), 45th anniversary revival of Lanford Wilson's Balm In Gilead. Film: And The World Goes Round (Cannes Short Film Corner), Love Simple (HBO NYC Latino Film Festival) and Between Something and Nothing (NYC's 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 Graduate Theater Organization of Brooklyn College, CUNY's Alumnus of the Year Award.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Will Allen (Sam) Barefoot Theatre credits include: Teeth of the Sons by Joseph Sousa, Next by Stephen Gracia. Other Theater credits include: Suburbia, Burial at Thebes, The Littlewoods, The Crucible, What's in Chicago, The Cataract, Blood Wedding, and others. Film credits include: Landing, The Landlady, and others. Will holds a BFA in Acting from CUNY Brooklyn College. Will works out of Los Angeles as a film and video editor/director/producer, and on occasion, an animator. He is a proud member of Barefoot Theatre Company.
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The Barefoot Theatre Company appreciates the support of all of its contributors and makes every effort to recognize their donations appropriately.Friend ($1–$99)
- Recognition in program for full season
- Company pin with logo
- Invite to artists events
- Two (2) complimentary tickets to one (1) production
- Special invite to readings/workshops of new plays
- Signed poster and program
- Company t-shirt
- Logo/Ads/Mention in Program
- Special invite to an Opening Night gala
- Additional invitation to an Opening Night performance (4 total)
- Signed copy of script
- Two (2) season tickets for all productions
- Verbal mention at gala event
- Invitation to dinner with ensemble members
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
THE SETTING OF OUR PLAY - Teeth Of The Sons by Joseph Sousa, directed by Nicole Haran
MANY blocks in Midwood, with its rows of orderly detached homes and private driveways, give the feeling of a carefully planned suburb — a serene surprise after turning off a thoroughfare like Coney Island Avenue or Ocean Parkway.
But closer inspection reveals that the landscape has, in fact, been altered: on virtually every block, at least one or two homes have been significantly expanded — built up, built out, even built down.
The larger homes blend in as best they can with their smaller neighbors, but their oversized shadows are hard to miss: they are evidence of the wealth and the larger families that a thriving Orthodox Jewish population has brought to Midwood in recent years.
“Midwood has always been Jewish, but it wasn’t always Orthodox,” said David Maryl, a broker at Jacob Gold Realty. “Now for every family that’s moving out, it’s an Orthodox family moving in.”
Midwood lies south of Flatbush and Brooklyn College, and north of Marine Park. Its eastern and western borders have expanded in recent years, pushing out to McDonald Avenue on the west and Flatbush Avenue on the east. “As people have moved in, they’ve expanded the boundaries,” said Raizy Brisman, the owner of Brisman Realty.
Settled in the mid-1600s, the area was forested and got its name from the Dutch for “middle woods.” Subways arrived in the early 1900s.
Famous residents include Woody Allen, who graduated from Midwood High School; Marisa Tomei, a Murrow High graduate; and Gil Hodges, a first baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1950s and a manager of the Mets.
- By VIVIAN S. TOY
(excerpt from http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/06/realestate/06livi.html?pagewanted=1)