Monday, January 9, 2012


We are proud to introduce and give you a closer look at one of our Resident Playwrights, JASON FURLANI! Furlani's play, A Long Hard Rain was featured in our 2nd annual bareNaked Reading Series under the direction of Co-Artistic Director, Nicole Haran in the fall of 2010 at the Cherry Lane Theatre.


A native of Schenectady, NY, Jason has asserted himself as a veteran in the New York theatre world, having had successful productions of his work with various companies and on numerous stages in NYC. Currently a Playwright In Residence with Barefoot Theatre Company (whose home stage is the world famous Cherry Lane Theatre) Jason is developing his full length play, A LONG HARD RAIN, for an eventual World Premiere. Prior to his tenure with Barefoot, Jason was in residence with the Blue Collar Theater Company, who presented his full-length comedy, THE BIG VIG, at the Bank Street Theatre, and, his full-length play LEADED at the West End Theatre, as well as, his ten minute play SUSAN IS A PINHEAD, which had its debut as part of the Blue Collar “Shorts” Festival. Other companies/stages that have featured Jason’s work include: Zena Group, the Kraine Theatre, and The 42nd Street Workshop. His most recent completed work, FAMILY TREES, was developed as part of his membership in the Actors Studio Playwright/Director’s Workshop (Carlin Glynn, Director.) Along with Jason’s work in the theatre, his screenplay, REXFORD ALL-STARS, was a Second Round Selection of the 2011 Austin Film Festival’s Screenwriting Competition, and, Jason also wrote the script for both of the Families of Freedom fundraising events (a 9/11 charity) hosted in successive order by Chevy Chase and Carol Kane.

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