Starring Sol Crespo, David Deblinger, Kathryn Kalucki, Kenneth King, and Charlotte Pines with Musical guests: Lauren O'Brien and Mitch DiStefano
Westbeth Community Room
55 Bethune Street (or enter at 155 Bank Street, 1 block south)
7:30pm doors, 8:00pm performance
$5 suggested donation, includes refreshments
Barefoot Theatre Company
Francisco Solorzano, Producing Artistic Director
Christopher Whalen, Producing Director
Molly Marinik, Program Director
Jennie West, Co-Producer
Timothy Dark - Darkseed Entertainment, Music Booking
Lanie Zapoy, Publicist
SOL CRESPO: NYU, Tisch School of the Arts. NY Credits: Jane the Plain, Deinde, Menders, Ajax in Iraq (Flux Theatre Ensemble); Dancing in my Cockroach Killers, Neon Baby, Aloha Boricua, Las facultades, Game Over, The Beep (2007 HOLA for Best Ensemble), Medea’s Last Rosary, The Red Rose (Pregones Theater); Wizard of Oz, Kennedy’s Children, The Mouse that Roared, Las hermanas Mirabal. Sol has received many awards throughout her career including: NYTheatre.com Person of the Year 2012; Ford Foundation Fellowship for Career Advancement 2008; HOLA for Outstanding Performance of a Female Actor 2005. Her short film “Old Maid” is screening soon! Sol is an Ensemble Member of Pregones Theater/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, Barefoot Theatre Company and a Creative Partner with Flux Theatre Ensemble. For full bio and credits please visit www.solmarina.com
DAVID DEBLINGER: an award winning actor, writer and director and is also a co-founder of Labyrinth Theater Company. As an actor David has appeared in new plays in New York at Manhattan Theater Club, The Public Theater, Labyrinth, Theater for a New Audience and others…. regionally at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park (Winner Best Lead actor-Acclaim Award), Williamstown Theater Festival, The Old Globe and others. On TV he has been seen on Blue Bloods (CBS), Broad City (Comedy Central) Law and Order, SVU (NBC), Sex and the City, The Sopranos (HBO), and the recent Showtime pilot “Happyish,” starring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. This April David will appear Off Broadway in the new play, “Queen for a Day” opposite David Proval.
KENNETH KING: Since Kenneth first coerced Frank into reading his first written piece of theater in a LAB workshop in 2010, Kenneth became hooked on the empowered community of artists that compose the barefoot ensemble. Joining the ensemble in 2011, he has participated in a myriad of readings and developing new works with the company. In addition Kenneth has proudly earned a degree in Anthropology from Columbia University and is hoping to work his way into some sort of service industry/slash artist hybrid position. Barefoot is a beautiful refuge for which he is very thankful. Kenneth also trained in some acting conservatories and stuff, but you can ask him about it later.
CHARLOTTE PINES: is thrilled to be working on this year's Barenaked Reading Series with her BTC family! Past credits include Play Dead, Callous Cad, (directed by BTC's John Harlacher, NYIT Best Lead Actress Nominee,) Rhinestone Gorilla Burlesque Presents: Good Idea/Bad Idea, and Fever Dreams' latest horror webseries, Flesh for the Beast, now available on Netflix. She is a resident member of TP&co, and just wrote and produced her first webseries,CAT PLANET, coming soon to Mewtube. More info at www.charlottepines.com.
KATHRYN KALUCKI: is a native Brooklynite and is thrilled to join the Barefoot family! Her first venture into acting came in the 6th grade playing Lady Capulet. Nerves overtook and she giggled throughout her first scene. More (successful) attempts came while studying at LaGuardia H.S. ("FAME" school) and Kathryn eventually made her way to NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Favorite roles include: Desdemona, Woyzeck and (surprisingly at 5'10) a munchkin in The Wizard of Oz. When not working reception at a local gym, babysitting or practicing Yoga, Kathryn can be found playing with her twin Maltipoo puppies. She also acts.
PAUL SCHNEE: Directing credits include the world premiere of Daniel Reitz’s Napoleon in Exile at 59E59 Theaters; Snow Day and The Children’s Hour, both for the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School. Casting director credits, with Kerry Barden: The Judge, Get on Up, August: Osage County, Dallas Buyers Club, Pitch Perfect, Prisoners, Winter’s Bone, The Help, and Hateship Loveship, among many other feature films. Barefoot Theatre Company Associate Director. www.bardenschnee.com
ADAM SZYMKOWICZ’s plays have been produced throughout the U.S., and in Canada, England, The Netherlands, Germany and Lithuania. His work has been presented or developed at such places as MCC Theater, Ars Nova, South Coast Rep, Playwrights Horizons, LCT3, LAByrinth Theater Company, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Primary Stages, The New Group, Southern Rep, Rising Phoenix, The Lark, Chicago Dramatists and Studio Dante among others. Plays include Deflowering Waldo, Pretty Theft, Food For Fish, Hearts Like Fists, My Base and Scurvy Heart, Herbie, Incendiary, Old Fashioned Cold Fusion, Bee Eater, Clown Bar, Fat Cat Killers, The Why Overhead, Elsewhere, Where You Can’t Follow, A Thing of Beauty, UBU, Mercy, Rare Birds, Violent Bones, Sarah, Good Morning Good Night, and Nerve. Adam received a Playwright’s Diploma from The Juilliard School's Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program and an MFA from Columbia University where he was the Dean’s Fellow. Szymkowicz is a two-time Lecomte du Nouy Prize winner, a member of the Dramatists Guild, Writer’s Guild of America, Primary Stages’ Dorothy Strelsin New American Writer’s Group, and was a member of the MCC Playwright’s Coalition and a member of the first Ars Nova Play Group. He was the premiere Resident Playwright at The Chance Theater in Anaheim, CA and the first playwright to participate in Bloomington Playwrights Projects’ Square One Series. He has been to The Orchard Project, served twice as Playwright in Residence at the William Inge Center, received a grant from the CT Commission on Culture & Tourism, and was commissioned by South Coast Rep. His plays are published by Dramatists Play Service, Samuel French, Playscripts, Original Works Publishing, Indie Theater Now and featured in New York Theatre Review ’07 and ’09, NYTE’s Cino Nights, and numerous Smith and Kraus books. He has written articles for Howlround, New York Theatre Magazine and The Brooklyn Rail and has interviewed over 700 playwrights on his blog. He also has a web series called Compulsive Love (NYTVF) and a comic strip called Toys In My House Comics. For more, go to www.adamszymkowicz.com.
Lauren O’Brien & Mitch DiStefano create twisted alternate performance pop for the new millenium! According to MPress Ceo Rachael Sage, they are “fierce, fearless, and a force to be reckoned with!” The children of Patti Smith and The Pixies, they take fans on a circus ride through never never land, then kick their rocknroll ass all over town before healing them with love's poetic cascade.... Lauren & Mitch have toured throughout the east coast and have performed at various festivals, including CMJ, MEANY Fest, the NY Funny Songs Festival, and the Joy of Hemp Festival. They are currently recording their first studio album together.