Barefoot Theatre CompaNY
bareNaked Reading Series
Molly Marinik, Program Director
Jennie West, Co-Producer
WELCOME TO THE WHITE ROOM
Ms. White……….…….………..……Anna Chlumsky*
Mr. Paine……..……………..………….Luke Leonard*
Patrick……………...…….……..……….Jacob A. Ware
A Voice…………………..…….......…..Aidan Koehler*
Musical Guest: Cory Kosel
COMING UP NEXT AT THE LOFT:
Monday, June 13 2013 @ 7pm
6th bareNaked Reading
THE BALLAD OF ALEJANDRO LOPEZ
by Dwayne Yancey
Directed by Rose Bonczek
Thank you to our generous sponsors:
Ricardo Riethmuller and East 3rd Productions
Archutek Communications, LLC
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Francisco Solorzano, Producing Artistic Director
Christopher Whalen, Producing Director
Sol Crespo, Company Manager
Barefoot Theatre Company Ensemble Member, Anna Chlumsky became a household name when she starred alongside Macaulay Culkin as Vada Sultenfuss in the 1991 film, My Girl. Since then, she has continued making a name for herself in film, on television and on stage.
In television, Chlumsky can be currently seen in the Emmy© nominated HBO Comedy, “Veep” as Amy TBD, chief of staff to Vice President of the United States (Julia Louis-Dreyfus). The comedy series is a spin-off of The Thick of It and is written by Armando Iannucci. Other notable TV credits include: “Hannibal”, "White Collar" (Recurring role), "Covert Affairs", "The Quinn-Tuplets" (CBS Pilot), "House Rules" (CBS pilot), "Cupid", "30 Rock", "Law & Order", "Eight Days a Week" (CW pilot), "Twelve Men of Christmas" and "3 Weeks 3 Kids."
Chlumsky will soon star as Sabrina in Bert and Arie’s Guide to Friendship. The film is directed and written by Jeff Kaplan and set for a release later this year. Anna will also be seen in SAM, a John A. Gallagher film, alongside fellow actors Chris Klein and James Lafferty. The film, currently in pre-production is about a New York City male who is magically transformed into a beautiful girl, falls in love with his best friend (Chlumsky) and learns what it is to be a woman. Chlumsky's other notable film credits include: In The Loop; The Good Guy; Blood Car; My Girl 2; Gold Diggers; the Glamour Reel Short, and Wait.
New York stage credits include: 3C, Love, Loss, and What I Wore (Westside Theatre); So Help Me God (Mint Theatre Company); Unconditional (LAByrinth Theater Company); The Fabulous Life of a Size Zero (DR2); Darwin in Malibu (Bay Street Theatre); The Butcherhouse Chronicles (Summer Play Festival); Balm in Gilead (Barefoot Theatre Company - Member); Half Life (Flea Theater/Fringe Festival); Iphigeneia at Aulis (TimeSpace Productions); Measure for Measure (Astoria Performing Arts Center); No Alarms: Headfullofradio (Veritas Productions); and The Trojan Women (Veritas Productions).
is a director-designer, playwright, actor, and Producing Artistic Director of Monk Parrots, a New York-based experimental theatre company. His work has been described as "taking creditable gambles...outstanding" by The New York Times, “bold and experimental...a clear vision...pure theatrical experience” by nytheatre(dot)com, and "visually arresting" by Austin American-Statesman. Directing credits include: Monk Parrots’ After an Earlier Incident (La MaMa Experimental Theater Club, New York), Monk Parrots’ Here I Go (59E59 Theaters, New York and the 2012 La MaMa Spoleto Open, Spoleto, Italy), Benjamin Britten’s opera The Turn of the Screw (Symphony Space, New York), and David Lang and Mac Wellman’s opera The Difficulty of Crossing a Field (B. Iden Payne Theater, Austin, Texas). Upcoming projects include a new opera with playwright Kirk Lynn and composer Peter Stopschinski of the Austin-based Rude Mechs about retired NFL coach, Bum Phillips. Leonard is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, Associate Member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Compagnia Horovitz-Paciotto, Ensemble Member of Barefoot Theatre Company, the Screen Actors Guild, and holds a Master of Fine Arts from The University of Texas at Austin. Websites: www.lukeleonard.com and www.monkparrots.org
is a performer, director and playwright based in New York City. He has developed and produced his own work with such institutions as HERE Arts Center, Perseverance Theatre, California Theatre Center, Irish Repertory Theatre, The Weasel Festival and his own company that he co-founded in Prague, Misery Loves Company. Recent New York performing work includes Dreamless Land (New York City Players), A Good Year for Hunters (Ice Factory) Father of Lies (Underground Zero Festival), and The Archery Contest (Hotel Savant). He has appeared in the films Les Miserables, Dead Fire, Hostage Train and The Buttoners. TV work includes Curb Your Enthusiasm, Sex and the
City and Law & Order. MFA in Playwriting from Brooklyn College.
JACOB A. WARE is a Brooklyn-based actor with roots in the Chicago theatre and improv scene. Jacob performs regularly in a solo comedy reading series presented by Dealbreaker: Wall Street Insider and is host of the upcoming sci-fi comedy show, "Here Come the Humans." This summer he will be touring in the one-man stage show, A Lucky Life: the Lou Gehrig Story. More at www,jacobaware.com
CORY KOSEL (Live Musician) Cory is an actor/musician from Austin, Texas where he plays with backing band Cory and the Rag Tags. You can watch the new video for single "Second Coming" at www.facebook.com/coryandtheragtags.
TRISH HARNETIAUX is a Brooklyn-based playwright whose work has been performed and developed at Soho Rep, The Cherry Lane, Dixon Place, The 13th Street Theatre, 78th Street Theatre Lab, The Ohio Theatre, Metropolitan Playhouse, and The New Jersey Rep. Her latest full-length play, HOW TO GET INTO BUILDINGS, was written in the 2011/2012 Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab. Recently, she adapted Shirley Jackson’s novel The Bird’s Nest for the stage, it’s currently titled YOUR PRETTY LITTLE WORLD. Other plays include WELCOME TO THE WHITE ROOM, THE SIGNIFICANCE OF LOUDEN TASER, A GOPHER IN THE NINTH WARD, STRAIGHT ON TIL MORNING (Broadway Play Publishing) and IF YOU CAN GET TO BUFFALO. Short plays have been published in Post Road Magazine, The Brooklyn Review, and Smith & Kraus. In 2008, Harnetiaux received her MFA from Mac Wellman’s playwriting program at Brooklyn College. She has been a two-time fellow at both the MacDowell Colony and The Corporation of Yaddo. In 2011, she co-created the production company Steel Drum in Space and co-wrote/co-directed the short film YOU SHOULD BE A BETTER FRIEND. Steel Drum in Space continues to make tiny movies about things like unemployed astronauts, space cars and robot cats. Her new play, IF YOU CAN GET TO BUFFALO opens May 16th in Baltimore with The Acme Corporation. More information can be found at trishharnetiaux.com | Her tiny movies can be found at steeldruminspace.com
BENJAMIN KAMINE is a stage director and designer based in Manhattan. He recently directed the world premiere of Thomas Bradshaw’s Job at The Flea Theater (Timeout Critics’ Pick, “a jolting treat” – Ben Brantley, New York Times). Other directing credits include Medea’s Got Some Issues by Emilio Williams (Best International Show 2012, United Solo Festival at TheaterRow), Why Me? by Leah Nanako Winkler (Asking for Trouble at EST), The Man Under by Paul Bomba (59E59), an immersive audio theater piece with Tommy Smith called Nectarine EP, and the upcoming world premiere of a cautionary tail by christopher oscar pena (performances begin May 29 at The Flea Theater). He is a resident director at The Flea Theater and at the Jewish Plays Project and is a member of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab. He has developed work with The New Group, The Flea Theater, EST/Youngblood, Primary Stages, and the Jewish Plays Project, directing readings and workshops of plays by Bekah Brunstetter, Robert Askins, and Nick Jones, among others. He also works throughout New York as a sound, lighting, and projection designer, and is a Guest Artist at the Lab School for Collaborative Studies. www.benjaminkamine.com