Monday, March 31, 2014

Director: MOLLY MARINIK (bareNaked Reading Series 4.1.14)

Meet our director (Molly Marinik) for tomorrow's bareNaked Reading Series in NYC featuring Ensemble Member, Jennifer SKURA's Pirate.  For more info on reading visit:

We're thrilled to also call Molly our amazing Literary Manager and Program Director for the NY bareNaked Readings.

MOLLY MARINIK (Director) is a director and dramaturg based in Brooklyn. She has created work at/with: Atlantic Theater Company, The Flea, Nylon Fusion, Barefoot Theatre Company, Libra Theatre Company, terraNOVA Collective, Athena Theatre (59E59 Theatres), MuSE (The Secret Theatre), Emerging Artists Theatre, and Dixon Place (where she recently directed Jennifer Skura’s A LOOSE CAT). Molly is a Resident Director at The Flea, and the Literary Manager at Barefoot Theatre Company. She’s also the editor at Theatre Is Easy ( MA Brooklyn College. Additional Training: LCT3, Atlantic Theater Company, The Kennedy Center. 

Saturday, March 29, 2014

2.29 bareNaked LA closing featuring (LIVE MUSIC)...

STOKED about closing our reading series with LIVE MUSIC featuring THE PUBLIC TRUST!  The band is also featured in Barefoot Studio Pictures' debut film, Floating Sunflowers starring Anna Chlumsky (VEEP), Lynn Cohen (Hunger Games 2), Christopher Whalen (P.S. I Love You) and directed by Francisco Solorzano.   The Public Trust's work on the film will be heard when it premieres at World-Fest Houston this coming April.  

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bareNaked LA (WHO'S WHO) Rock Paper Scissors by Ben Synder

Welcome to our paperless program:
Barefoot Theatre Company
Season 2013-2014 

bareNaked LA Reading Series

proudly presents
Three short plays
by Ben Synder

(in order of appearance)
Amanda Barton, Wade Allain-Marcus, Juan Pacheco, 
Amador Plascencia, Christopher Whalen, 
Donna Simone Johnson, Francisco Solorzano, Kimberli Alexis Flores 
Directed by Francisco Solorzano


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March 29th, 2014 @ 8:00pm
1017 N. Orange Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90038

Barefoot Theatre CompaNY / LA
Francisco Solorzano, Producing Artistic Director
Christopher Whalen, Producing Director
Danelle Eliav, Associate Producing Director
Molly Marinik, Program Director
Jennie West, Co-Producer / Artistic Associate

Special Thanks to: AOA, Risa Bramon Garcia, Robert Stein,
 Johnny Yoder, Tom Oppenheim, Nina Cappeli, cast, crew and YOU, our audience.  


WADE ALLAIN-MARCUS Upon receiving an early BFA, from New York University’s Tisch School of Drama, he immediately landed roles in Friends With Money, Waist Deep, and Take Me Home Tonight. He costarred alongside Ethan Hawke in Antoine Fuqua's Brooklyn’s Finest and has guest-starred on Gossip Girl, Burn Notice, and costarred in the MTV musical The American Mall.  In theater, as an actor/singer/guitarist in the off-Broadway musical Post No Bills at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, he originated the role of Eddie Harper, and co-starred in Kris Diaz's Welcome to Arroyo's at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego. Wade also participated in the Sundance Theater Lab on Governor's Island. 

He most recently wrapped a recurring role on VH1's Single Ladies. 

 was born in Pennsylvania, and grew up in Australia and Hong Kong.   She began performing theater in Hong Kong, starring as Kate in Shakespeare’s THE TAMING OF THE SHREW.  She continued to study theater at UC Santa Barbara, where she also took several courses in horror and sci-fi films.  Her acting credits include films seen on Syfy channel, including DRACULA’S CURSE, FRANKENSTEIN REBORN, and THE BEAST OF BRAY ROAD, and the recently released SORORITY PARTY MASSACRE and BLOOD RUSH on DVD.  As a writer, Amanda has numerous features and episodic scripts currently in development, including the dramedy LAte BLOOMERS and the sci-fi concept pilot INVISIBLE INK.  Stay tuned to see Amanda later this year in the hilarious comedy feature  BRO, WHAT HAPPENED?, directed by Last Comic Standing’s Dante.  This is her second year participating in the LA bareNaked reading series and is happy to work with such a great crew.

KIMBERLI ALEXIS FLORES is currently attending the University of Southern California and obtaining her MFA in Acting at the USC School of Dramatic Arts. Kimberli is also a B.A.D.A Alumni, graduating the British Academy of Dramatic Arts Summer Shakespeare Training conservatory in Oxford University, as well as a graduate of the William Esper Conservatory in New York City. Kimberli spent many years touring as professional Latin Dancer and Choreographer throughout the world, and performing on stages such as Lincoln Center's Avery Fischer Hall, Carnegie Hall, City Center, Madison Square Garden, the Staple Center, the Shrine Auditorium, Teatro Arbole (Madrid), and the Victoria Palace Theater (West End,UK)Kimberli is happy to be joining Barefoot Theater Co. for the first time in their Reading Series!

DONNA SIMONE JOHNSON is ecstatic to work with Barefoot Theatre Co. and this talented cast! Recently, she's been seen in Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992,  Po'rKnockers (Tamara), Massacre, Sing To Your Children (Vivy), The Cherry Orchard (Dunyasha), We Are Proud to Present (Actor 6/ Black Woman) amongst others. She is a member of Theatricum Botanicum and Urban Theatre Movement and will receive her MFA in Acting from CalArts this May.
JUAN PACHECO, a native Philly-Rican, has called LA home for the last 12 years. His film credits include The Take, Boys & Girls Guide to Getting Down in addition to several short films. Most recently he participated in The Shakespeare Lab at The Public Theatre in NYC. He was last seen as Mace in InterAct Theatre's production of Kristoffer Diaz' play THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY. Juan has also appeared on-camera in nearly 40 national commercials and has lent his voice to over 100 feature films and tv shows combined. He holds a BFA in Acting and is a proud member of SAG/AFTRA and AEA.

AMADOR PLASCENCIA is a current MFA student at USC, grew up in southern California his entire life, currently resides in the San Fernando Valley. Has recently finished a production of Shakespeare's Pericles where he played multiple characters: Antiochus, Simonides, Serimon, Pirate, Attendant. 

FRANCISCO SOLORZANO - for the past 15 years, Francisco has produced, directed, acted, and led the Barefoot Theatre Company as Producing Artistic Director / Co-Founder from Off-Off Broadway to become a critically acclaimed and award winning NYC and LA Ensemble.  Most notably onstage, Francisco adapted, directed and acted in the critically acclaimed/sold-out Off-Broadway world premiere of DOG DAY AFTERNOON (Theatre Row Theatres).  Francisco has also been known for his leading role in Israel Horovitz's two-act drama SINS OF THE MOTHER (alongside Ethan Hawke, Chris Cooper, Bobby Cannavale, and Michael Stuhlbarg).  Most recently, acted in and co-produced two short films with Barefoot Studio Pictures, THE GIRL WITH THE JACKET written and directed by Caitlin FitzGerald and FLOATING SUNFLOWERS (also dir.) w/ Anna Chlumsky, Lynn Cohen & Christopher Whalen. Collaborated on award winning revivals, NY and World Premieres with some of the most prolific companies including: LABYRINTH THEATER COMPANY, RATTLESTICK PLAYWRIGHTS THEATER, FLORIDA STAGE, GLOUCESTER STAGE CO., ENSEMBLE STUDIO THEATER, STELLA ADLER THEATER, THEATRE ROW THEATRES. BFA in Acting: CUNY'S Brooklyn College; Recipient of the Graduate Theater Organization of Brooklyn College, CUNY's Alumnus of the Year Award.  Currently splits his time between his home in Brooklyn, New York and Hollywood, CA.

CHRISTOPHER WHALEN Theater: bareNaked LA Reading Series in Mike Reiss’ (THE SIMPSONS) I’M CONNECTICUT (opposite Joyce DeWitt); Joe Pintauro’s RAFT OF THE MEDUSA; Kristoffer Diaz's F**KING VIGWAN (OR SWAG); GLOUCESTER BLUE (Cherry Lane Theatre) and SINS OF THE MOTHER written and directed by Israel Horovitz (Gloucester Stage Company), 70/70 Horovitz Project in Horovitz's UNEXPECTED TENDERNESS (alongside Michael Stuhlbarg, Annabella Sciorra, Anna Chlumsky; Bleecker Street Theater), bareNaked Reading Series (NY/LA), SUITE HOROVITZ & MID EAST PIECES by Horovitz (Theatre For The New City). Christopher developed the role of Moretti in the workshop production of DOG DAY AFTERNOON, Horovitz's NEW SHORTS (Theatre Row Theatres opposite Lynn Cohen), BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, PERICLES, CRIMES OF THE HEART,Israel Horovitz's SECURITY (Bleecker Street Theatre) & NORTH SHORE FISH (78th Street Theatre Lab) and Joseph Sousa's TEETH OF THE SONS (Bleecker Street Theatre) among others. Film: PS. I LOVE YOU opposite Lisa Kudrow, (Warner Brothers), THE PROCTOR (Endless Films). A physical fitness enthusiast, he completed his third New York City marathon in the fall of 2007. Co-Founded Barefoot Studio Pictures with Francisco Solorzano (debut film, Floating Sunflowers premiering this April at World-Fest Houston).  Barefoot Theatre Company Ensemble Member.