Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Gi60 US/UK Collaboration Award Recipients: Meet Francisco Carrillo

Francisco Carrillo, is a born and raised New York City native. His passion for acting first started in high school when he had been part of his first musical, after that experience the rest was history. He joined small theatre groups outside of school to satisfy his thirst of story telling and during that time he heard about Brooklyn College and it’s BFA Acting program. Francisco has now completed his second year in the BFA program and is now going into his senior year. He is eternally grateful to the department and their encouraging efforts to helping students in their craft, especially Rose Bonczek, “she is someone that reminds us all to celebrate our uniqueness and individuality, and as a human being, it makes me so happy to hear that.” 

Monday, 4 July 2016

Gi60 US/UK Collaboration Award Recipients 2016: Meet Joanna Kozak

Joanna Kozak is a third year BFA Acting student at Brooklyn College. A first time company member of the Gi60 festival, she feels so honored to receive this award and wants to thank Rose Bonczek for giving her this fantastic opportunity and teaching her that "the well is never dry." She would also like to thank the entire BFA Acting community for giving her a space to play and grow as an actor.

Gi60 US/UK Collaboration Award Recipients 2016: Meet Fito Alvarado

Fito Alvarado, an Ecuadorean native, currently residing in NYC is on his way to his Senior Year at Brooklyn College. He is so excited to complete this chapter in his career and embark on whatever the future holds for him. He is part of the Gi60 acting company since 2015 and couldn’t be happier to have found a place where his weirdness could shine! He is thankful for the Brooklyn College Theater Department to have chosen him as a BFA student, especially Rose Bonczek who has been his mentor, teacher, friend, and executioner when needed!

Gi60 US/UK Collaboration Award Recipients 2016: Meet Henry Nwaru

Henry Nwaru is an actor that hails from New Rochelle, New York in Westchester county. Henry had always had a passion for being an entertainer, but acting is where he feels most at home. His first play was at a sleep away camp during elementary school years, and from there he was hooked. He studied theater throughout middle school and high school, having been in several of his schools productions. Once he was admitted to Brooklyn College, he tried studying engineering while only acting outside of school. His appetite to act was not satisfied, so he decided to pursue acting in school. Henry has now completed his first year in the BFA-Acting program. He is committed to grasping everything that the program has to offer, and learning from many different sources to create his own personal acting style. 

Gi60 US/UK Collaboration Award Recipients 2016: Meet Ally Callaghan

Ally Callaghan is entering into her third and final year of the BFA Acting Program at Brooklyn College. She is extremely honored to be one of the recipients of the 2016 Gi60 US/UK Collaboration Award! Ally was a proud company member of Gi60 Live US for 2016. At Brooklyn College, she has been seen in Dennis Kelly’s DNA, directed by Rose Burnett Bonczek, and The Triangle Factory Fire Project by Christopher Piehler in collaboration with Scott Alan Evans, directed by Elizabeth Ostler. Ally would like to thank Rose and the entire Gi60 team for this award. Endless love to her ensemble: without them, this wouldn’t be possible.