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Barefoot Theatre Company Presents the bareNaked Reading Series NYC January through June 2015 at the Westbeth Community Room (55 Bethune St.) across from LAByrinth Theater Company.

All readings are at 8:00 pm. Doors open at 7:30pm. Space is limited. Reservations are required. To RSVP, E-mail with the date, play, number of people attending and contact information. There is a $5 suggested donation, which includes refreshments and live music.

The bareNaked Reading Series NYC has a companion, the bareNaked LA Reading Series, which will be held at the Art Of Acting Studio LA in spring 2015 and will celebrate Latino playwrights.

Where you Can't Follow - Barefoot Theatre

Tuesday, January 6th
WHERE YOU CAN’T FOLLOW by Adam Szymkowicz
directed by Paul Schnee

When his doctor tells him he doesn't have more than a month left to live, Matt realizes he's never been in love before. So he leaves home, flies to Paris and tries to fall in love before he dies.

Wetiko - Barefoot Theatre

Tuesday, February 3rd
WETIKO by Greg Paul
directed by Joli Tribuzio

Russ, an ex-marine, decides to adopt "Jack", a pit-fighting dog. However, Bead, the animal's former owner, has other plans. Can "Jack" be rehabilitated? Or is a life of violence all that he is destined for?

Safeword - Barefoot Theatre

Tuesday, March 17th
SAFEWORD by Mariah MacCarthy
directed by Jerry Ruiz

Damien and Lisa have a son together, but have gone their separate ways. When she invites him over to fulfill a sexual fantasy, they embark on a night of lust, trust, and excavating trauma—with devastating consequences.

Bully - Barefoot Theatre

Tuesday, April 14th
BULLY by Amina Henry
directed by Shira-Lee Shalit

Women beat up other women – it’s fun right? When a victim plots revenge, her plot takes a group of women out of the aerobics studio and into the woods where all of them must confront the darkness that lurks inside of them.

Full moon Inside a Red Sky - Barefoot Theatre

Tuesday, May 12th
directed by Michael LoPorto

Two strangers with wounded hearts find themselves underneath a full moon with a red sky and discover that love is only a fallen snowflake away.

Tower 5 - Barefoot Theatre

Tuesday, June 9th
TOWER 5 by Michael Reyes
directed by Scott Illingworth

Two young soldiers guarding the Ministry Of Oil during the first year of the Iraq War are unjustly punished by a deranged lieutenant. Forgotten by the world they came from and at war with the world they occupy they battle insanity and one another as they try to escape an endless purgatory on guard tower 5.

Led by actor Francisco Solorzano, Barefoot Theatre Company is now in its 16th season, developing not only stage, but screen projects as well, via its sister company Barefoot Studio Pictures. The award winning short film, FLOATING SUNFLOWERS, is currently playing the festival circuit and stars ensemble members, Anna Chlumsky (VEEP; MY GIRL; IN THE LOOP) and Lynn Cohen (MUNICH; HUNGER GAMES 2; SEX AND THE CITY). Another short, written and directed by Caitlin FitzGerald (MASTERS OF SEX) is in post-production. Recent collaborations with award-winning writers also include Jose Rivera, Jesse Eisenberg, Kristoffer Diaz, Israel Horovitz, Bernardo Cubria, Hilary Bettis, Mando Alvarado, Ed. Cardona Jr., Mike Reiss, actors Chris Cooper, Ethan Hawke, Bobby Cannavale, Gina Gershon, Richard Kind, Mickey Sumner, Craig ‘muMs’ Grant, Will Rogers, Caitlin FitzGerald, Alfredo Narciso, Annabella Sciorra, Michael Stuhlbarg to name a few. Over 150 new plays have been developed, workshopped and produced since 1999 with many works appearing across the U.S. as well as: INTAR; RATTLESTICK; THE FLEA; CHERRY LANE THEATRE; IRT THEATER; INCUBATOR ARTS PROJECT; HERE ARTS CENTER; THE BRICK; LABYRINTH THEATER CO., THE ACTOR’S STUDIO, THEATRE ROW THEATRES, GLOUCESTER STAGE CO., BOSTON PLAYWRIGHT’S THEATRE, ART OF ACTING STUDIO IN LA and many more.

Barefoot Theatre Company is a bi-coastal collective of artists that fosters its vast and diverse ensemble by exploring and developing new works with contemporary playwrights and directors, in addition to bringing new attention to previously under-appreciated works by long-established playwrights. We take a strong, primary interest in risky stories that illuminate the lives of the middle class, the working class, and all men and women whose experiences and voices are otherwise little known and rarely heard.

Founder / Producing Artistic Director, Francisco Solorzano
Literary Manager / Program Director, Molly Marinik
Co-Producer / Ensemble Member, Jennie West
Music Bookings, Darkseed Entertainment, Timothy Dark
Publicist, Lanie Zipoy