Monday, December 17, 2012


Tune in to WBAI AM today around 145pm to hear Producing Artistic Director/Executive Producer of ROCKAWAY, Francisco Solorzano talk about being from Far Rockaway and more about the benefit event to take place tomorrow 12.18.12 at the legendary Cherry Lane Theatre...

Francisco recently directed and starred in the short film, Floating Sunflowers opposite barefoot ensemble members, Anna Chlumsky, Christopher Whalen and Lynn Cohen; 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?OprhansNever The SinnersubUrbia(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 PicturesAnd 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.

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