THE BIG FUNK COMPANY was founded in 2011 in Paris, by Julie DELAURENTI, Tiffany HOFSTETTER and Clarence TOKLEY.
BFC’s intent is to bring American theater to France, and to present multilingual productions (theater and film) to the French and English-speaking community, using work from great American authors. The BFC presents their plays in English and French while working with actors from different cultural backgrounds.
THE BIG FUNK COMPANY was created after a Bilingual Acting Workshop production of «THE BIG FUNK» by John Patrick Shanley, directed by Sei Shiomi. After that, Julie DELAURENTI had the privilege of working with John Patrick Shanley himself, as his assistant director on his Off Broadway play “STOREFRONT CHURCH”, at the Atlantic Theater in 2012.
Then John Patrick Shanley offered to the company his latest work, never-before-seen, 5 one act plays that will be called “IN MY OTHER LIFE”, directed by Julie Delaurenti, with Tiffany Hofstetter, Clarence Tokley, Julie Delaurenti and jeremy Coffman. They performed this show in Paris for two seasons and at the Avignon Theater Festival 2014.
The BFC is proud to present their current endeavors- The Big Funk Studio, American Sundays- Brunch and Theater and American Fridays- Play readings, all the while preparing for their next big theater production set to open in the season of 2016.