Thursday, November 8, 2012

CLOSE UP: newest Artistic Associate, RAYE CYPHERS

We welcome our newest Barefoot Artistic Associate!!!  Here's a closer look at RAYE CYPHERS!!!  

A native New Yorker, completed the 2-year Meisner training program at the William Esper Studio under Barbara Marchant. She recently performed in a reading of The Vote in Orange (as Jaquí) as part of an awards ceremony for the insignia of Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres on Playwirght Israel Horovitz from the Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy, with Kevin Kline, Bobby Cannavale, Judith Ivey and Angelina Fiordellisi. Raye is an Artistic Associate of the Barefoot Theatre Company and has performed with Barefoot in staged readings at the Cherry Lane Theatre as part of the BareNaked Reading series including Parkslope and Pound for Pound. She performed with Bruce High Quality Foundation in a production of The Flowers of Washington Square Park at the Ray Smith Studio and as a lead dancer in the Height's Players production of Brigadoon. She earned her BArch at Cooper Union, trained at the Joffrey Ballet School and is a longtime member of the Ice Theatre of New York with 10+ years of competitive Figure Skating.  She is the creator and co-producer of the anti-hydrofracking campaign to raise awareness of the need protect NY water supplies entitled “ANYBody of Water”.

Barefoot Artistic Associates include: Gillian Rougier (Ensemble Member), Michael Pierre Louis, Jennie West (Ensemble Member), Eric Vigdorov, Lisa Anderson, Mark von Sternberg (Ensemble Member) and Minna Taylor.

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