Sunday, June 8, 2014

Vassallo Award (Outstanding Achievement In The Arts)...

We are over the moon about awarding our inaugural VASSALLO AWARD, (in honor of our friend, collaborator and mentor, Ed Vassallo) to LYNN COHEN for Outstanding Achievement In The Arts.  Lynn has been an Ensemble Member for many years and most recently made a special appearance in our debut film project, Floating Sunflowers, opposite Ensemble Members, Anna Chlumsky, Francisco Solorzano and Christopher Whalen.  She will star in Barefoot Studio Pictures (our sister co.) upcoming film currently in preproduction.  

Take a closer look at Lynn's phenomenal credits in Film, Television and Theater.  She deserves every bit of love and attention.  Her commitment to the arts and the collaborative process has always made her a true artists in every sense of the word.

Our Gala & Awards Ceremony will take place on Monday, June 23rd at the Beatrice Theatre (SVA) in the heart of NYC.  For tixs and more information please visit:  

Most recently starred in HUNGER GAMES, CATCHING FIRE as Madge opposite Jennifer Lawrence.  Lynn Cohen‘s roles on film and television have ranged from Golda Meir in Steven Spielberg’s MUNICH and Maman in Louis Malle’s VANYA ON 42ND STREET to the nanny Magda in SEX AND THE CITY (both the two movies and the TV series). Included among her many other movie and TV credits are Woody Allen’s MANHATTAN MURDER MYSTERY and DECONSTRUCTING HARRY; EAGLE EYE; INVINCIBLE; THE EXTRA MAN; EVERYBODY’S FINE; HELLO LONESOME; LAW AND ORDER; NURSE JACKIE, DAMAGES, andBORED TO DEATH. On the New York stage, she has appeared in such plays as Tina Howe’s CHASING MANET (with Jane Alexander), HAMLET (with Kevin Kline), MACBETH (with Live Schreiber),ORPHEUS DESCENDING (with Vanessa Redgrave), and ISRAEL HOROVITZ‘S NEW SHORTS with Barefoot Theatre Company. She has also trod the boards in many of the country’s leading regional theatres. Recent productions include THREE SISTERS in the new Sarah Ruhl trans lation directed by John Doyle and Beckett’s HAPPY DAYS. Awards include a Fox Fellowship; a Richard Seff Award from Actors Equity Association: a Screen Actors Guild ensemble award (for SEX AND THE CITY), and a Bowden Award from New Dramatists. Barefoot Theatre Company Ensemble Member since 2007.

Lynn Cohen as Golda Meir on the set of MUNICH with director Steven Spielberg.

Lynn Cohen as Mags in HUNGER GAMES 2, CATCHING FIRE.

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