Sunday, 16 June 2013

Barefoot Theater Presents THE BALLAD OF ALEJANDRO LOPEZ by Dwayne Yancey

Barefoot Theatre Company proudly presents The Ballad of Alejandro Lopez by longtime Gi60 collaborator Dwayne Yancey, to wrap up its 2013 barenaked Reading Series at The Cherry Lane Theater in Manhattan. Monday, June 17, 8:00 pm - the reading is free, with drinks and music to follow. Reservations are strongly recommended. Directed by Rose Bonczek, and featuring Gi60 US acting company members Samantha Fontana, Jay Nickerson, and Mickey Ryan, joining the wonderful ensemble members of Barefoot, including Barefoot Theatre co-founder Victoria Malvagno. For more info:

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Gi60 Live UK Edition Performs Tonight!

Gi60 Live US Edition sends love and HUGE applause to Gi60 Live UK Edition - performing tonight at The Viaduct Theatre, Dean Clough Mills, 7:30 pm!! Have a fantastic show!!!

Saturday, June 8: Gi60 Live US Edition will Stream Live tonight too!

If you missed last night's AMAZING opening night of Gi60 Live US Edition, and the torrential epic rains kept you away - COME TONIGHT, June 8, CURTAIN AT 8:00 PM!

If distance or work is keeping you away - watch Gi60 Live US LIVE STREAM tonight - the signal will be up by 7:00, performance starting around 8:00 (hoping we don't have to hold house because of monsoons again...)  I understand only one of the addresses that we sent works - I don't know which one that is!  But try them both - the signal appeared to be very strong, and audio good - and if you watched last night Live Stream, PLEASE let us know your experience of it and feedback. and if you attended last night, let us know your response to the show.

But if you're IN the UK - GO SEE Gi60 LIVE UK EDITION - LIVE AND IN PERSON!!!  The Viaduct Theatre, Halifax, UK - Break a leg!!

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Gi60 2013 Live US Edition: Live Stream!

Gi60 US WILL be Live Streaming tomorrow, Friday, June 7, at 8:00 pm Eastern Standard Time! Here are two links to try - if the first one doesn't work, try the second. If they don't work at first, give a few moments and try again (they were a little twitchy last year). Please let us know where you're watching from, your responses to the plays, and enjoy!

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Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Gi60 UK Live edition 2013 Cast and Crew

Who’s who:

Steve Ansell
Jan Ansell
Jess Hilton

Matthew Lomax
James Osman
James Sadler
George Young
Victoria Shippen
Harry Revell
Anna Shotter
Arthur Sutcliffe
Oscar Allen
Emily Dent
Jess Hilton

Technical support
Natalie McLoughlin – Lighting

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Gi60 Live US Edition: June 7 and 8: Ticket info and Live Streaming!

Gi60 Live US Edition will be performed on Friday June 7 and Saturday June 8 at 8:00 pm in the New Workshop Theatre at Brooklyn College. Located at Campus Road and Hillel Place (accessible from the 2 and 5 trains at Flatbush Ave/Brooklyn College). 50 plays in 50 minutes! Admission is $12.00 - all proceeds benefit the Gi60 US/UK Collaboration Award for theater students. Advance ticket purchase strongly recommended!  Please visit: - online sales only. You can also visit the box office window at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts during their business hours (summer hours listed on their website). 
Gi60 Live US Edition WILL be live streaming again this year! Please keep checking this site for address/link to be posted later this week. Link will also appear on Brookyln College home page, and Department of Theater's home page. Fifty playwrights, sixteen actors, three directors, one amazing stage manager and a fantastic design and tech team!

Arthur Sutcliffe: One actor and ten years of tiny plays

Gi60 has undergone a greet many changes since it first premiered at the Harrogate Theatre studio in 2004 as part of the Write On new writing festival. Gi60 is now an international event, The Gi60 UK Live edition has been performed in five different spaces in three seperate theatres (Harrogate Theatre , stage@leeds Leeds and our current home at Dean Clough, Halifax) and the festival now boasts its own blog, you tube channel and facebook sites. Gi60 has evolved and one actor has seen that evolution first hand. Arthur Sutcliffe performed in the very first 'Gi60 UK Live edition' and has performed in every Live edition since. Artthur is the only actor to have appeared in all nine previous annual festivals (sadly he missed the G(hosts)i60 event as he was out of the country) and we are extremely pleased that Arthur will be part of the cast for Gi60 UK Live edition 2013.

As this is also Arthurs 10th Gi60 Anniversary we thought it would only be appropriate to speak to him:

"I first got involved with Gi60 as a member of the Harrogate Theatre Youth Group when Gi60 was just a small cast performing in the studio. I have been acting since I was six years old and have been in many Harrogate Theatre Youth Theatre productionsd and Pantomime's. I was unable to take part in G(hostsi60 as I was working at Saint Joseph Secondary School in ghana assisting with teaching (I even tried to start a Ghana Gi60). I have been involved with Gi60 from the start and have had the privaledge to perform many wonderful plays in some fantstaic environments. It's had its up's and downs but it is always a hugely enjoyable to work with so many amazing people."

I can honestly say that Gi60 UK Live edition wouldn't be the same without Arthur. His skills as an actor on and off stage together with his wisdom, intelligence, support and kindness of spirit are a large part of what makes Gi60 so much fun to return to year after year (he also has access to some brilliant costumes :O)  ). He can play a household pet, a superhero or a lost soul looking for love with equal dexterity and always knows where his blocks should be set. 2014 will be Gi60's tenth International year, a real milestone for us and we have some really exciting things planned to celebrate this monumental occasion. We all hope that once again the name Arthur Sutcliffe will be on the cast list.

Thanks Arthur.

Gi60 10 - 4 - 10 Featured Writer: Esme Sanders

Name: Esme Sanders

Location: Harrogate, UK

Title of Play: Network
"I'm 14 and I live in Harrogate. I've always read a lot, so that got me into writing. I wrote my first 'novel' aged 8 - it was 16 pages long and about a family who move into a post office! I've written short stories, poems, and when I was 9, I wrote an episode of a 'sitcom'! In the future, I'd love to have a career as a screenwriter, TV presenter, actress, or director."

Esme is our youngest 10 - 4 - 10 participant and based on 'Network' has an excellent future ahead of her as a writer.

Monday, 3 June 2013

Gi60 10 - 4 - 10 featured writer: Steve Goldman

Steve Goldman


Title of play:

Steve began writing comedy in his teens, culminating in two of his shows being performed at the Edinburgh Fringe in 1987/8. He then paused to lead a normal life. 23 years later he began writing again, working on a number of projects, including various short comedies, a spoof sculpture trail, and a web shrine to pointless travel and related obsessions (

Gi60 10 - 4 - 10 Featured writer: Margaret Holbrook

Name: Margaret Holbrook

Macclesfield, Cheshire, UK


"I write mainly poetry, plays and short stories. I have had poetry published in several anthologies and accepted for publication in magazines, most recently SLQ and The Dawntreader."

In October 2012 Margaret received an Honourable Mention for her short play, 'SOUP FOR STARTERS' at the Ovation Theatre Awards.


Sunday, 2 June 2013

Gi60 10-4-10 featured writer: Vincent Krasauskas

Gi60 10-4-10: As part of our 10 years of UK Gi60 celebrations we put out a search for up to ten UK based writers who have never had worked performed as part of Gi60 (Under the banner '10-4-10'). In the end we chose just seven writers for 10-4-10. Over the next few days as part of the lead up to Gi60 2013 we will be running short fetaures about each of the chosen writers on the blog and facebook sites before their work is performed at the Viaduct theatre on June 8th.

Vincent Krasauskas
Pontefract, W Yorkshire

Title of Play:
Drama (A Comedy)

Vincent maintains a blog examining geek culture - - and has previous experience as a contributing writer/artist for UK contemporary theatre and mixed media artists 'The Skeleton Project'. Vincent has written and produced two short films too and has completed a novel about what it's like playing in a band to three of your mates.

Gi60 10-4-10 Featured writer: Rain

Gi60 10-4-10: As part of our 10 years of UK Gi60 celebrations we put out a search for up to ten UK based writers who have never had worked performed as part of Gi60 (Under the banner '10-4-10'). In the end we chose just seven writers for 10-4-10. Over the next few days as part of the lead up to Gi60 2013 we will be running short fetaures about each of the chosen writers on the blog and facebook sites before their work is performed at the Viaduct theatre on June 8th.

I'm known simply as "Rain" and I live in Leeds. The title of my play is "NEIGHBOURS". I began writing for stage with Hull Women's Theatre Group, and have had work showcased by Snowgoose Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse. I've just completed a full length play about peace, ORIGAMI CRANES, and I'm currently working on a couple of film projects, one related to the upcoming WW1 centenary celebrations