Monday, March 26, 2012

Ensemble Member, LYNN COHEN (who's who)

We are proud to give you a closer look at Ensemble Member, LYNN COHEN who will be appearing in our Spring Production, EAVESDROPPING ON DREAMS by Rivka Bekerman-Greenberg at the CHERRY LANE THEATRE...


Lynn Cohen‘s roles on film and television have ranged from Golda Meir in Steven Spielberg’s

Munich and Maman in Louis Malle’s Vanya on 42nd Street to the nanny Magda in Sex and the City (both the two movies and the TV series). Included among her many other movie and TV credits are Woody Allen’s Manhattan Murder Mystery and Deconstructing Harry; Eagle Eye; Invincible; The Extra Man; Everybody’s Fine; Hello Lonesome; Law and Order; Nurse Jackie, Damages, and Bored to Death. On the New York stage, she has appeared in such plays as Tina Howe’s Chasing Manet (with Jane Alexander), Hamlet (with Kevin Kline), Macbeth (with Live Schreiber), Orpheus Descending (with Vanessa Redgrave), and Israel Horovitz‘s New Shorts with Barefoot Theatre Company. She has also trod the boards in many of the country’s leading regional theatres. Recent productions include Three Sisters in the new Sarah Ruhl trans

lation directed by John Doyle and Beckett’s Happy Days. Awards include a Fox Fellowship; a Richard Seff Award from Actors Equity Association: a Screen Actors Guild ensemble award (for Sex and the City), and a Bowden Award from New Dramatists. Barefoot Theatre Company Ensemble Member.

Our 2011-2012 SEASON comes to a close this Spring with a full production, reading series and late night workshops. We are thrilled about what's in store and are looking forward to seeing you at The Cherry Lane Theatre soon!
Ensemble Members, Lynn Cohen, Aidan Koehler and
Christopher Whalen set to star in the World-Premiere production of

By Rivka Bekerman-Greenberg

Directed by Ronald Cohen

April 20 – May 20 at The Cherry Lane Studio Theatre (38 Commerce Street)

Wednesday thru Saturdays @ 7pm with Saturday & Sunday Matinees at 2pm.

PREVIEWS: Friday, April 20th - Saturday, April 28th
PRESS OPENING: Sunday, April 29th @ 2pm
CLOSING: Sunday, May 20th @ 2pm
Lynn Cohen and Stephanie Roth Haberle set to headline the cast of the world-premiere of Rivka Bekerman-Greenberg’s EAVESDROPPING ON DREAMS, presented Off-Broadway by Barefoot Theatre Company with previews beginning April 20 prior to an official press opening of Sunday, April 29 at the Cherry Lane Studio Theatre (38 Commerce Street) in Manhattan. Ronald Cohen will direct.
EAVESDROPPING ON DREAMS is Rivka Bekerman-Greenberg’s haunting play about three generations of women in one family and their struggles with coming to terms with the aftermath of the Holocaust. Shaina Eberkohn, a 25 year-old medical student, searches for clues about her family’s lost history. Her mother, who is paralyzed by her own demons, adamantly opposes Shaina's obsession. And Shaina’s grandmother, a survivor of the Lodz ghetto and Auschwitz, refuses to help. All three women are caught in a spider’s web comprised of vague memories, distant emotions and nightmarish dreams. As they struggle to make sense of it all, they uncover a harrowing secret that unlocks their mysterious past.

Joining Ms. Cohen and Stephanie Roth Haberle in the cast of EAVESDROPPING ON DREAMS will be Aidan Koehler, Mike Shapiro and Christopher Whalen.

The design team for EAVESDROPPING ON DREAMS is Niluka Hotaling (set design), Eric Nightengale (lighting design), Victoria Malvagno (costume design), Jennie West (costume assistant), Adam Stone (sound design), Adam Dalton (graphic design), Michael Denis (production stage manager), Kristina Mueller (assistant stage manager), Judy Keller (casting director, associate producer), Samantha Fontana (associate prodcuer).

Francisco Solorzano (producing artistic director) & Nicole Haran (co-artistic director) for Barefoot Theatre Company.

Now in its 13th season, BAREFOOT THEATRE COMPANY earlier this season collaborated
with Academy Award nominee Jose Rivera, Pulitzer Prize nominee Kristoffer Diaz and Emmy award-winner Mike Reiss during their bareNaked LA Reading Series in

Los Angeles, CA; and presented the STRIPPED FESTIVAL with plays by Joe Pintuaro, Israel Horovitz, Kristoffer Diaz and Randall Colburn at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New

York. Other recent productions Off-Broadway include TEETH OF THE SONS, a stage adaptation of the film DOG DAY AFTERNOON, the 35th anniversary of Israel Horovitz's THE INDIAN WANTS THE BRONX, as well as the 70/70 HOROVITZ PROJECT, a yearlong worldwide festival that feature 70 of Horovitz's plays on the occasion of his 70th birthday.

EAVESDROPPING ON DREAMS will perform Wednesdays through Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 7pm, and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are $35; $25 for students/seniors (with valid ID), and can be purchased by calling 212-352-3101 or online at

*please note that there are service charges for purchasing tickets via phone or email.

For more information on EAVESDROPPING ON DREAMS or Barefoot Theatre Company, please visit

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Artistic Director, Francisco Solorzano directing...

Barefoot Theatre Company Co-Founder, Producing Artistic Director and Actor, Francisco Solorzano will direct two new plays this month. His directorial work can be seen this month with the newly formed Stable Cable Lab Co and the award winning Rattlestick Playwrights Theater.

With Stable Cable Lab Co, Francisco will direct the staged reading of Lauren Yee's IN A WORD at Jimmy's #43!

For more info for IN A WORD:

Following the reading of Yee's work, Francisco will take part in Rattlestick's THEATERJAM3 with the presentation of Pulitzer Prize Nominee, Kistoffer Diaz's play JULIA & ERIC. The evening will include new works by Stephen Belber, Craig Lucas, Jesse Eisenberg and more!!! JULIA & ERIC will feature Barefoot Theatre Company Artistic Associate, Lisa Anderson and Barefoot Family Member, Arthur Kriklivy.

For more info on THEATERJAM3:

Francisco recently directed a staged reading of Diaz's F**KING VIGWAN (OR SWAG) at the Art Of Acting Studio in Los Angeles, CA for Barefoot Theatre Company's bareNaked LA Reading Series. Previous to the LA presentation of Diaz's new play, Francisco directed the fully staged workshop at the legendary Cherry Lane Theatre this past fall.

Theater: 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), Vetere's Last Day (Gloucester Stage Co.), Israel 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), Los Muertos (Stella Adler Theater with Mark Ruffalo), Israel Horovitz's New Shorts (Theatre Row Theatres with Lynn Cohen), 45th anniversary revival of Lanford Wilson's Balm In Gilead,Six Hotels (GSC, dir Israel Horovitz), Does A Tiger Wear A Necktie?, Oprhans, Never The Sinner, subUrbia(Various NYC Theatres) including the reading of Horovitz's The Little Shock (with Mark Ruffalo, Julianne Moore, Peter Boyle, Fisher Stevens, and Peter Dinklage).

Directing credits: Revival of Joe Pintauro's Raft Of The Medusa, workshop production of Kristoffer Diaz's F**KING VIGWAN (OR SWAG) both at the Cherry Lane Theatre, Mary Gallagher's ?De Donde? which won the OOBR award for excellence,Kingdom Come (Bouwerie Lane Theatre), Joe Pintauro'sMetropolitan Operas (The Pantheon Theater), Rising Sun, Falling Star (78th Street Theatre Lab), the reading/workshop of Horovitz's The P Word at the Bleecker Street Theatre with Marin Ireland (Barefoot's bareNaked Reading Series and for NY Playwright's Lab at The Cherry Lane Theatre), and many others. Executive producer of the 70/70 Horovitz Project (a worldwide, year-long festival celebrating Israel Horovitz's 70th Birthday with 70 of his plays.)

Film: Co-Founder of Barefoot Studio Pictures, And The World Goes Round (2009's Cannes Short Film Corner), Love Simple (HBO NYC Latino Film Festival) and Between Something and Nothing (NYC's 20th anniversary 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 2009 Graduate Theater Organization of Brooklyn College, CUNY's Alumnus of the Year Award. Member Since 1999. Proud member of AEA & SDC.