Thursday, January 24, 2013

WORKSHOP SERIES (Park Slope by Michael Reyes)

MEET our cast for our Workshop Series (works in progress by Resident Playwrights) featuring Michael Reyes' PARK SLOPE directed by Producing Artistic Director, Francisco Solorzano beginning tonight, Thursday, January 24th at 7pm thru Saturday!  SEE BELOW for more info or visit us on FACEBOOK.

LISA JILL ANDERSON - recent credits include The Eden Project (Theater for the New City/Stable Cable), Barter (Or Stealing Other People’s Credit Cards) by Emily Daly (DC Capital Fringe/Stable Cable) and Julia and Eric by Kristoffer Diaz (Theaterjam at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater).  Upcoming: Blue Moon by Bryan Quick at Columbia University.  Lisa was a member of the Hangar Theatre Lab Co. in 2010. BFA in Acting, Brooklyn College.  Co-founder, Stable Cable Lab Co.  

UGO CHUKWU - is thrilled to finally have the chance to work with Barefoot with Francisco once again! Recent credits include the world premieres of Laurel Haines' "Future Anxiety", Qui Nyugen's "She Kills Monsters" (Drama Desk nomination) and Thomas Bradshaw's "JOB", the U.S. premiere of "I Hate Fucking Mexicans" and the N.Y. premiere of "These Seven Sicknesses" directed by Ed Iskandar (Drama Desk nomination) all performed at The Flea Theater. In addition to being a Bat at The Flea, Ugo is also a member of The Amoralists and was seen in their production of "The Bad and The Better" directed by Daniel Aukin and written by Derek Ahonen. He will be seen in Target Margin's production "The (*) Inn" this spring. Education: BFA at Brooklyn College.

ANGEL DILLEMUTH is from the Bronx, NY. Having started performing at a young age at his church, he's developed into a fine young actor; who's constantly looking to grow and learn more. He has a Master's degree from the Actor's Studio Drama School. Angel has performed Off-Broadway, in Community Theater, and has appeared in Television and Film. The future is promising for this young actor who's just now coming into his own. "Many thanks to Barefoot for this opportunity."

JOHN HARLACHER - is an actor and director. Acting work includes the indie feature Love Simple; Off-Broadway’s Dog Day Afternoon, and the revival of Israel Horovitz’s Rats, all with the Barefoot Theatre Company, of which he is a member - and NEXT! at the HERE art center. Directing work includes Penetrating The Space and Callous Cad at The HERE art center, several editions of NYC's long running Halloween institution Nightmare Haunted House (This year called Killers), two versions of the twisted Christmas show The Experiment, and the feature film Urchin, which he also wrote. Released theatrically and distributed worldwide, Urchin was banned in Malaysia as a “threat to culture." 

A native New Yorker, Cristina is a graduate of Suffolk County Community College's Theatre Arts Program, and will be graduating this year with a BFA in Acting from CUNY Brooklyn College. For the past two years she has performed in Gi60: International One Minute Play Festival playing multiple roles and also played Rust in Barefoot's staged reading of Balm in Gilead. Along with acting, Cristina is also an avid dancer, singer, writer and theatrical make-up artist. Cristina is blessed and honored to explore and grow as an artist with the wonderful family at Barefoot.

Mark von Sternberg is a Brooklyn-based playwright, screenwriter and director whose stage plays have received numerous productions across New York City. Such credits include The Zen Cynic, which premiered at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts (wrote and directed); Rats! at the DUMBO Art Festival (2000); Lost in Buenos Aires produced by Barefoot Theatre Company at the Producers’ Club (2002); and La Pump (a staged reading at 541 Space). He served as a script reader for Manhattan Theatre Club during their 2005-2006 seasons.
In 2008, Mark wrote and directed the coming-of-age romance, Love Simple, which received tremendous feedback on the 2009-2010 festival circuit and was hailed by Variety as an “engaging neighborhood pic... with genuine flair and wit.” The film was released on iTunes in the Spring of 2010 and will be distributed by Your Indie Films/Synergetic for home video DVD (November 2010).  Mark was most recently seen in the workshop production of F**KING VIGWAN (OR SWAG) by Kristoffer Diaz and directed by Francisco Solorzano at the Cherry Lane Theatre.  
Mark is a graduate of Brooklyn College with a B.F.A. in Acting (2000). He and his wife, Denise, own two cats and are the proud parents of their two-year old son, Dylan.

JENNIE WEST started performing at a very young age most notably singing private audience for former first lady Bess Wallace Truman. She has honed her craft at such institutions as The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and The New School. Her work, based in the Meisner Technique, won her the Best Performance Award at the Dusty Film Festival for her leading role in Resonance and distinction as a "standout" in stage productions. Jennie began working with Barefoot Theatre Company on their production of Balm in Gilead as "Babe".

Other roles include "Alma Weinmiller" in Eccentricities of A Nightingale, ensemble work in various exciting original works curated by Mabou Mines and the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre. Most recently, Jennie performed in Dramatic Question Theatre’s Bar Play Series as the lead in Pink Bunny Slippers and DoubleStoly , Ensemble player in Dialogue with Three Chords podcast production of The Krampus and Barefoot Theatre Company’s workshop production as “Quellz” inFucking Vigwan by Kristoffer Diaz.
Jennie is truly grateful to be working with Barefoot Theatre Company.

WARNING: Explicit Material; Adult Situations; Nudity NO ONE under 18 years of age will be permitted Barefoot Theatre CompaNY's WORKSHOP SERIES PARK SLOPE by Michael Reyes directed by Francisco Solorzano featuring Lisa Jill Anderson, John Harlacher, Jennie West, Angel Dillemuth, Ugo Chukwu with Mark von Sternberg & Cristina Pitter Thursday thru Saturday - 3 PERFORMANCES ONLY!!! January 24, 25, & 26, 2013 7pm Curtain Free Drinks Free Coffee Admission: $10 - RSVP a must! SEATING is EXTREMELY LIMITED!!! to RSVP, send email with play title, number of rsvps and contact info to: THE LOFT (East 3rd productions) 684 Broadway, # 5W NYC 10012 (corner of B'way & East 3rd/Great Jones) Francisco Solorzano, Producing Artistic Director Christopher Whalen, Producing Director Sol Crespo, Company Manager, Jennie West, Co-Producer Ricardo Riethmuller, East 3rd Productions, Sponsor