Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Ensemble Member, Caitlin FitzGerald leads Tennessee Williams' ensemble play...

We are thrilled to present a SPECIAL ONE-NIGHT ONLY sneak peek at our upcoming 18th anniversary season on Monday, July 24th.  This season's final bareNaked Reading Series presented by Hi-ARTS will feature a staged reading of the rarely produced, political drama, NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALES.  The play will be directed by Barefoot Theatre Company's Founder/Producing Artistic Director, Francisco Solorzano.  Solorzano will also appear in the play alongside Ensemble Member, Caitlin FitzGerald (featured below).  Stay tuned for more on Who's Who in the cast & crew.

Caitlin FitzGerald is an actress, director and writer. As an actress her theater credits include, Hedda in ‘Hedda Gabler’ (Private Theater Company), Juliet in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (Shakespeare Santa Cruz), and ‘The Optimist’ (Abingdon Theater). Her film credits include ‘It’s Complicated’ (Dir. Nancy Meyers), ‘Newlyweds’ and ‘The Fitzgerald Family Christmas’ (Dir. Ed Burns), ‘Taking Woodstock’ (Dir. Ang Lee), ‘Damsels in Distress’ (Dir. Whit Stillman), ‘Manhattan Romance’ (Tom O’Brien), ‘Adult Beginners’ (Ross Katz), and the up-coming features ‘Always Shine’, ‘This is Your Death,’ and ‘A Little Something for Your Birthday.’ Her television credits include ‘New Girl,’ ‘Blue Bloods,’ ‘Law and Order:SVU,’ ‘How to Make it in America,’ ‘Gossip Girl,’ ‘Rectify,’ and the role of Libby Masters in Showtimes acclaimed series ‘Masters of Sex.’ Caitlin co-wrote and starred in the independent feature ‘Like the Water.’ She has directed two short films, ‘The Girl with the Jacket’, and ‘Mrs Drake.’ Caitlin’s training includes New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. She is a proud member of the Actors Center and Barefoot Theatre Company. 

Check out the INFO below or visit us on FACEBOOK for all info on our final bareNaked Reading Series of 2017.

by Tennessee Williams
directed by Francisco Solorzano

Featuring Caitlin FitzGerald, Maria Paz Alegre, David Anzuelo, Reuben Barsky, Jeremy Brena, Peter Collier, Kathryn Danielle, Charles Everett, Gabriel Furman, Czarina Mada, Roderick Boyd Nash, Mel Nieves, Stacey Raymond, Bobby Daniel Rodriguez, Gilberto Ron, Nino Shengelaia, Francisco Solorzano, Eric Svendsen, Nabil ViƱas, Christopher Whalen and more!!!

WHEN: Monday, July 24th, 2017
(Doors Open @ 6:30pm; Curtain @ 7:00pm)

WHERE: El Barrio's Artspace PS 109
(215 E 99th St, New York, NY 10029, bet. 2nd & 3rd Ave.)

: $5! Cash Only at the Box Office
*all funds support the general operating costs of Barefoot Theatre Company. PLEASE NOTE: This presentation will act as a fundraiser for our upcoming 2017-2018 Season.

: email barefootrsvp@aol.com with Name and amount of tixs. Limited Seating. Reservation confirmed UNLESS you hear back from us.

FREE DRINKS sponsored by ZYR Vodka
- J. Eric Cook, Ad Tumulum Arts

Synopsis: The play itself focuses on a group of inmates who go on a hunger strike in attempt to better their situation. Williams gained inspiration for the play after reading newspaper accounts of inmates who suffocated in a steam room in a Pennsylvania prison.

Hi-ARTS is a leading institution within the urban arts movement — developing and producing new works of performance and visual art, providing a platform for artists, and creating educational and community programs that connect and expand the audiences for urban arts.

is a multicultural collective of actors, writers, directors and filmmakers specializing in the development and incubation of new work and the cultivation of new attention for lesser-known works by long-established authors, with a vital, thought-provoking eye toward themes of diversity and inclusion.

Francisco Solorzano, Actor /Producing Artistic Director
Christopher Whalen, Actor / Reading Series Co-Producer