Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Here's an inside look at one of our long time Advisory Board Members and Directors, ROSE BURNETT BONCZEK and her new book ( with quotes/interviews with several Barefoot Theatre Company Ensemble Members!)...Be sure to read below to find out about the upcoming workshop and book signing at the Drama Bookshop on Friday, May 3rd.  Congratulations Rose!!! 

Rose most recently directed several short plays for our benefit for Hurricane Sandy Victims in the ROCKAWAYS.  All proceeds from the event went towards Mike D's (Beastie Boys) ROCKAWAY PLATE LUNCH TRUCK.  The staged readings took place at the legendary Cherry Lane Theatre featuring the Barefoot Theatre Ensemble alongside special guest artists, Jesse Eisenberg, Gina Gershon, Mickey Sumner, John Doman, Craig "muMs" Grant, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Will Rogers, Angelina Fiordellisi, and more...

Rose Burnett Bonczek is a professor of theater arts and program head of the BFA in Acting at Brooklyn College where she specializes in directing, improvisation, and theater pedagogy. She has directed professionally and in educational theater for over 35 years, and is the festival director and co-producer of Gi60: The International One Minute Play Festival held annually in New York and in the UK. Ms. Bonczek is the recipient of the Clare Tow Distinguished Teacher award, and recent directing credits include Sisters by Tim Duncheon for Boomerang Theater,The Rimers of Eldritch by Lanford Wilson at Brooklyn College, and the world premiere of Lily Rose by Aurora de Pena for the Ghost Story Festival of Halifax, UK.

HERE'S A NOTE FROM ROSE about an upcoming Workshop and Signing at DRAMA BOOKSHOP:

I'm delighted to announce that David Storck and I have been invited to conduct a workshop followed by a book signing at The Drama Book Shop, 250 West 40th Street in Manhattan, on Friday, May 3, 2013. Starting at 5:00 pm, David and I will offer a workshop in DBS's downstairs theater space (followed by a Q & A) on why ensembles matter, how to build strong foundations, and ways of cultivating truly collaborative ensembles. Then from 6:00-7:00 pm, the event will continue upstairs with a book signing (and sales!) of Ensemble Theatre Making.
For additional information, please see:
Now: The Drama Book Shop has asked us to sell a minimum of twenty (20) copies of the book at the event. It would be a tremendous help to us if you would 1) RSVP to this email that you're going to attend the event (the workshop, the book signing, or both!), and 2) if you intend to purchase a copy of the book for yourself, or as a gift for a friend or colleague. We're excited by this opportunity, please help spread the word, and we look forward to hearing from you!
Best wishes,

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