Wednesday, May 30, 2012

PSA (Calling all cancer survivors! )

Calling all cancer survivors! 

We are creating a public service announcement (PSA) called “A Word About Cancer” and we are looking for people who have had cancer to take part.  The message is simple:  A positive attitude makes all the difference.   When those around them are optimistic, it helps cancer patients succeed in being positive as well.  Patients with a positive attitude fight harder and feel better.

WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOUR HELP - - if you are a cancer survivor and are available on either June 4th or 5th, day or evening, to join us for a short time to take part in a video being shot in Brooklyn please contact Samantha Fontana at   Or call 917-447-7533.   We will forward you the PSA and if you believe in our message please take part.   You do not need to memorize anything-- it will be simple!

We look forward to seeing you on June 4th or 5th.   Thank you for your help!
Nicole Haran
Co-Artistic Director / Co-Founder

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

BAREFOOT TONGUES (featuring Resident Playwrights...)

Here's a look at one of our newest Resident Playwrights, MICHAEL REYES!  We are currently working on two new works, a short play titled PARK SLOPE and the full-length TOWER 5.  Park Slope will be seen in our BAREFOOT TONGUES READING SERIES (our bareNaked Reading Series and Cherry Lane Theatre's Tongues Reading Series joint production) taking place on Tuesday, May 8th, 7pm at the Cherry Lane Studio Theatre.

Here's a closer look at Michael:

From Brooklyn. Joined Army at 18. Stationed at Ray Barracks in Freiburg, Germany. Deployed to Kuwait then Iraq first year of the war. Moved back to New York. Was a member of Castillo Theatre’s young playwrights group. Play, Over There/ Over Here, produced in New York and L.A. Press in N.Y. Times, Backstage and American Theatre Magazine.  Currently a member of The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre writing workshop and The Dramatist’s Guild.
Lives in the Bronx and works at a bookstore. 

Monday, May 7, 2012


We welcome you to take a closer look at another one of our cast members in EAVESDROPPING ON DREAMS by Rivka Bekerman-Greenberg at The Cherry Lane Theatre...Christopher Whalen is also currently appearing in our reading series: BAREFOOT TONGUES which pairs up our bareNaked Reading Series with Cherry Lane Theatre's TONGUES Reading Series....

CHRISTOPHER WHALEN (Hans / S.S. Officer) Theater: bareNaked LA Reading Series in Mike Reiss’ (THE SIMPSONS) I’M CONNECTICUT (opposite Joyce DeWitt); Joe Pintauro’s RAFT OF THE MEDUSA; Kristoffer Diaz's F**KING VIGWAN (OR SWAG); GLOUCESTER BLUE (Cherry Lane Theatre) and SINS OF THE MOTHER written and directed by Israel Horovitz (Gloucester Stage Company), 70/70 Horovitz Project in Horovitz's UNEXPECTED TENDERNESS (alongside Michael Stuhlbarg, Annabella Sciorra, Anna Chlumsky; Bleecker Street Theater), bareNaked Reading Series (NY/LA), SUITE HOROVITZ & MID EAST PIECES by Horovitz (Theatre For The New City). Christopher developed the role of Moretti in the workshop production of DOG DAY AFTERNOON, Horovitz's NEW SHORTS (Theatre Row Theatres opposite Lynn Cohen), BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, PERICLES, CRIMES OF THE HEART,
Israel Horovitz's SECURITY (Bleecker Street Theatre) & NORTH SHORE FISH (78th Street Theatre Lab) and Joseph Sousa's TEETH OF THE SONS (Bleecker Street Theatre) among others. Film: PS. I LOVE YOU opposite Lisa Kudrow, (Warner Brothers), THE PROCTOR (Endless Films). A physical fitness enthusiast, he completed his third New York City marathon in the fall of 2007. Barefoot Theatre Company Ensemble Member.