Monday, March 11, 2013

ALLIGATOR by Hilary Bettis, directed by Jerry Ruiz (WHO'S WHO bareNaked Reading Series)

Barefoot Theatre CompaNY
Season 2012-2013
bareNaked Reading Series
Molly Marinik, Program Director
Jennie West, Co-Producer

proudly presents
written by
Hilary Bettis
directed by
Jerry Ruiz+

Rex………….….………….………..……Cristina Pitter+
Emerald………...…………….……..………Sol Crespo+
Ty/Sasha……..………………………….Daniel Isaac*
Lucy……………...…………………………….Maia Sage+
Dianne…………………………...…….Colbie Minifie*
Merick………....……….………..Andrew MacLarty*
Danny………………………………..……TJ Lombardo+

Stage Directions…Charlotte Pines

*member AEA
+ barefoot ensemble member

Musical Guest: Sarah Turk of Bird to Prey

Monday, April 8, 2013 @ 7pm
4th bareNaked Reading
ON THE 5:31 by Mando Alvarado
Directed by Jerry Ruiz

Thank you to our generous sponsors:
Ricardo Riethmuller and East 3rd Productions
Archutek Communications, LLC


Francisco Solorzano, Producing Artistic Director
Christopher Whalen, Producing Director
Sol Crespo, Company Manager


Sol Crespo graduated from New York University earning a BFA in Drama and a BA in Latin American Studies.  She was recently named Person of the Year, 2012. In 2005 she received an HOLA award for Outstanding Performance of a Featured Female Actor.  Sol is also a Ford Foundation Fellowship for Career Advancement recipient. For Flux Theatre Ensemble: Deinde, Menders and Ajax in Iraq. For Pregones Theatre: Rasgos Asiaticos, Aloha Boricua, Las facultades, Game Over, The Beep (2007 HOLA award for Best Ensemble), Medea’s Last Rosary with Lupita Ferrer, The Red Rose with Danny Rivera (2006 HOLA and ACE award winner for Best Musical Production), and the Asunci├│n Playreading Series. Other theater credits include: Wizard of Oz, Closer, Clowning Around, Kennedy’s Children, Las Hermanas Mirabal, Pl├ítanos and Collared Greens, The Mouse that Roared. Film credits: Albita in Tracked, Tanya in Overnight Shift, Jes in Surrender, Trina in Making Change. As a playwright: Old Maid and Texting 4 Life, “El cheque” for Pregones-In-Motion Educational & Outreach Department. Barefoot Theatre Company Ensemble Member and Company Manager.

NYC Theatre: La Divina Caricatura (Under the Radar, written & directed by Lee Breuer), MacbethTala (HERE Arts & Mabou Mines), A King of Infinite Space (dir. Jerry Ruiz, HERE Arts & NYC SummerStage), disOrientedThin Skin Jonny (Upright Citizen’s Brigade), El Beso del Adios (dir. Jerry Ruiz, Spanish Repertory). Regional: Miss Electricity (La Jolla Playhouse). Other Theatre: Balm in Gilead (dir. Jeff Perry), Macbeth (dir. Ben Benison, Oval Theatre), Woyzeck (dir. Gabor Tompa). Film: Too Big To Fail (dir. Curtis Hanson, HBO Films), The Pressure, upcoming Last Night. Training: UCSD, British American Drama Academy, and Steppenwolf.

is the founder and artistic director of Look At The Fish Theatre Company.  For Look At The Fish, he has acted in/directed in Seascape With Sharks And Dancer and The Genesis Collection Of Plays.  He is also with the Strain Theatre Company.  For the Strain he has acted in Leader, The Indian Wants The Bronx, Tape, The Sin-Eater, Things That Go Bump In The Night, Seven Stories, and Fully Committed.  Barefoot Theatre Company Ensemble Member and has participated with the ensemble at the Cherry Lane Theatre in the Horovitz 70/70 Project, a yearlong celebration of the works of Israel Horovitz.  Mr. Lombardo has also appeared in The Maltinsky Cycle and By The Short Hairs (Theatre for the New City), Basic Training (The Barrow Group, dir. David Wohl), Origins Of Us (dir. Jerome Parker), and The Thugs (dir. Welker White). TV: “Law and Order SVU”.

performed in Barefoot Theatre Company's Raft of the Medusa, F***ING VIGWAN, and ROCKAWAY. Other favorite stage experiences have been relief benefit shows at The United Nations and a puppet/mask production of Lysistrata at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theater. On television Andrew has appeared on Boarwalk Empire and was the narrator in Partnership for a Drug Free America's Phases campaign. Hobbies include synthesizer programming and jumping stilts.

Broadway: The Pillowman.  Off-Broadway: Close Up Space (MTC), Landscape of the Body (Signature), The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (Transport Group), The Shaker Chair (EST, dir Ulu Grosbard), Chrysalis (Cape Cod Theater Project).  Film: Deep Powder, Camilla Dickinson, Beware the Gonzo, The Greatest, The Winning Season, Weekend Away, and Turban Waves.  TV: "Glee", "Nurse Jackie", "Law and Order", "Eden", and "Domestic Bliss".  Colby is a member of Look at the Fish Theater Company.  She is a junior at the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College. 

is delighted to be working with the awesome Barefoot team for the first time! Past credits include Play Dead, Callous Cad, Rhinestone Gorilla Burlesque Presents: Good Idea/Bad Idea, and Syfy's School Spirits. She can be seen next in Fever Dreams' upcoming webseries, Flesh for the Beast, which will air later this year on Hulu.  More info at

Cristina is an actor. singer, dancer, and writer who hails from Long Island, New York. She did a stint in Deltona, Florida for high school where she competed at both District and State level for the International Thespian Society. Cristina has a BFA in Acting from Brooklyn College, and a AS in Theatre from Suffolk County Community College where she also participated as an Irene Ryan Nominee for Odysseus Died From AIDS, and Into The Woods. She is also a member of The Flea Theater's resident acting company, The Bats. Theatre: Cardenio (Brooklyn College, Steve Kaliski), The Eden Project (The Dream Up Festival- Theatre for the New City, Stable Cable Lab Company), Hamlet (Boomerang Theatre Company, Tim Errickson), Gi60: International One Minute Play Festival (US Ensemble, Rose Bonczek), The Demolition Downtown (Brooklyn College, Jason W. Rost), Tallgrass Gothic (Brooklyn College, Justin Ball), The Thugs (Brooklyn College, Welker White), The Trojan Women(Brooklyn College, Elysa Marden). Cristina is very blessed and honored to be a part of the Barefoot familia. 

has performed professionally since age five when she enrolled in Ellen Robbin's modern dance classes. She chose to pursue acting when she joined the Barefoot Theatre Company and appeared in their show of seven short plays written and directed by Israel Horovitz at Theater Row Theaters, and is now a Barefoot Theater Company member. Since then she has participated in many of their projects. Maia also joined Look At The Fish Theater Company after performing in their production of The Genesis Collection Of Plays by Don Nigro. Maia attended LaGuardia Arts High School for drama where she played the role of Harper in Angels in America and Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible. She is currently studying the Meisner technique at the Maggie Flanigan Studio in a two year acting training course. Maia looks forward to many more years of working and collaborating with her two theater companies and can't wait to see what might lie in store next!                                            

is a playwright and screenwriter. Awards, residencies, and commissions include: O’Neill National Playwrights Conference (Alligator), James McLure Fellowship New River Dramatists, Sloan/EST Commission (Dakota Atoll), John N. Wall Fellowship Sewanee Writer’s Conference, Carol Ostrow Commission (The Desert), Blackburn Nomination (Mexico), Cherry Jones/Abingdon Theatre Company Grant. Finalist and semifinalist include: the Source Festival and Bay Area Playwrights Festival (Alligator), New Dramatists, and Juilliard Lila Acheson Wallace Fellowship. Readings and workshops include: New Georges, The Lark, EST, Abingdon, Barrow Street, Barefoot Theatre Company, Pavement Group, Great Plains Theatre Conference, Carolina Costal University, New River Dramatists, The Actors Studio, and The Aurora Fox in Denver. Publications include Smith & Kraus, McFarland & Company, Original Works (American Girls). Film screenings include Williamsburg Film Festival, IFS Festival (best actress), Nashville Film Festival finalist (B’Hurst).
She is a member of SAG, AEA, Dramatists Guild, The Drama League, TCG, Playwrights’ Center, and Fractured Atlas. She is a member of EST and an affiliated artist with New Georges. She is a staff writer for, and has contributed articles and essays to TDF Stages and HowlRound. Hilary lives in Bushwick with a fat orange cat, plays a little violin, and rides horses as much as it is possible to being broke and living in a big city. She is currently working on an untitled feature with Oscar winning producer, Mara Kassin. The Gersh Agency

Upcoming directorial projects include Basilica by Mando Alvarado for Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, and How I Learned to Drive.  Recent directing credits include Love Goest to Press for the Mint Theater, Enfrascada by Tanya Saracho for Clubbed Thumb, King of Infinite Space for Summerstage, Mariela in the Desert for Spanish Rep, 26 Miles at ASU, Nocturnal Creatures for La Micro, Rattlers by Johnna Adams for Flux Theater Ensemble, Twelfth Night for Chalk Rep in LA, and The King is Dead by Caroline V. McGraw.   

Jerry has developed work at The Public Theater, Second Stage, The Atlantic, Playwright's Horizons, Two River Theater Company, New Dramatists, the Lark and the Playwright's Realm.  He was a recipient of the NEA/TCG Career Development Program for Directors, 2009-2011.  2011 Phil Killian Directing Fellow at Oregon Shakespeare Festival.  2008-2009 Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab.   From 2002-2004 he was a Resident Assistant Director on the Broadway production of La Boheme.  Jerry graduated from the MFA Directing program at UCSD in 2007.  BA: Harvard University.

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