Sunday, January 17, 2010

Guest Blogger Paul Bargetto


A huge Thank You to Lanie Zipoy for giving us some fun and insightful blogs last week.

We are very excited that our next guest blogger will be Paul Bargetto.

Paul Bargetto
is an international theater director, festival curator, and producer. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of East River Commedia, an international theater company headquartered in New York City and the founder and curator of the annual undergroundzero experimental theater festival. Other curatorial credits include Voices from undergroundzero, a festival of New York based playwrights in translation in Bielefeld, Germany in October 2008, and The Union Square Free Night of Theater Celebration in October 2009. Recent directing credits include Crumble, Lay Me Down Justin Timberlake by Sheila Callaghan at the Theater Bielefeld in Germany, Necessary Monsters at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, The Magnificent Cuckold at the Connelly Theater in New York, The Jamal Lullabies at Collective Unconscious, The Taming of the Shrew and Serenada si Vulpe Filosof at the National Theater of Constanta in Romania, Serenade & Philosopher Fox at Collective: Unconscious, Philosopher Fox at the Malta International Festival in Poznan, Poland Striptease & Out at Sea at La MaMa ETC, A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Riverside Church, and Hecuba in Assos, Turkey. He was the recipient of the Outstanding Director and Outstanding Production of a Play awards at the 2005 New York Innovative Theater Awards and a semi-finalist in the Wagner Forum, Ring Award competition, Graz, Austria. He is also a founding member of the League of Independent Theater, a group of activist theater makers in New York City dedicated to improving and promoting Independent and Off-Off-Broadway theatre and currently serves as its Managing Director of Public Affairs.

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