BUFFALO'S NEWEST THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES FIRST SEASON AT THE PARK SCHOOL OF BUFFALO.
First Look Buffalo Theatre Company, dedicated to the development and production of new plays, will be in residence at The Park School of Buffalo for its 2022-23 season.
With a company of thirty-five ensemble actors, six directors and nine playwrights, founders Bob Rusch and John Patrick Patti will present a series of staged productions, readings, and workshops in the 110-seat theatre located at 4625 Harlem Road in Amherst, NY.
"The Park School's Theatre allows us great flexibility and creativity when designing a show. The computerized light board offers a wide array of instruments at our disposal. We are truly excited to begin this relationship with this prestigious institution with a 100 year history of innovation."
---Bob Rusch, Artistic Director
"I'm excited about the location of our new residency at a state of the art theatre on the beautiful Park School campus. It's so quick and easy to get to from the city or the suburbs and there's plenty of free parking, which was a bit of an issue at previous theaters."
---John Patrick Patti, Ensemble Manager
Although this is First Look Buffalo's inaugural season as a not-for-profit theatre company, the group has been producing locally for three years under the name First Look Buffalo Stage
Productions, at both the former Theatre Loft/Ujima Theatre and The New Phoenix Theatre on the Park, respectively.
First Look Buffalo Theatre Company's upcoming season will include a world premiere, two east coast premieres, a one-act/one-location festival and nine staged readings of new plays written by members of the playwright wing:
FUTURE WARS: SCIENCE FICTION DOUBLE FEATURE
by Samantha Macher, Directed by Mike Doben
By Adam Hahn, Directed by Drew McCabe
2 East Coast Premieres!
October 7th-29th, 2022
9 ten-minute plays all in the same setting
BY Jeff Goode
|2022-23 Playwrights' Wing Reading Series|
All Readings @ 7:00 p.m.|
Free and Open to the Public
2022-23 READING SEASON:
September 13th - Avery Pope - "Medicare"
October - MAINSTAGE - OVERLAY/RESET
November 1st - Samantha Macher - "On the Almops"
November 29th - Adam Hahn - "The Mashup"
December 6th - Donna Hoke - "Brilliant Works of Art"
January 24 - Bella Poynton - "A.I. at Delphi"
February - MAINSTAGE - ONE ACTS (first 2 weeks)
February 21st - Drew Fornarola - Untitled Dr. Fauci/Larry Kramer 2 hander
March 7th - Jeff Goode - ""
March 21st -Wendy Marie Martin - "To Be A Starfish"
April - MAINSTAGE - FURSONA NON GRATA
May 2nd - Breana C. Venable - "Unpacking: Being a Black Woman in America"
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Let's Play House!|
The 1st Annual
LET'S PLAY HOUSE!
EIGHT SHORT PLAYS. ONE EMPTY HOUSE.
FIRST LOOK BUFFALO’S INAUGURAL SEASON CONTINUES WITH “LETS PLAY HOUSE: EIGHT SHORT PLAYS. ONE EMPTY HOUSE.”
First Look Buffalo Theatre Company, dedicated to the development and production of new plays, presents LETS PLAY HOUSE: EIGHT SHORT PLAYS. ONE EMPTY HOUSE. This production features eight short world premiere plays that all take place in the same setting, an empty house. The plays are all written by members of First Look Buffalo’s playwright wing and feature a variety of both comedies and dramas, with topics ranging from the lost of a loved one, the paranormal and even time travel. The production opens on Friday, February 3rd 2023 and will run Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm through February 12th (6 performances). Ticket prices are $30 general admission with discounted tickets for students and seniors at $20. The company is in residence at The Park School of Buffalo Theatre, located on the school’s campus at 4625 Harlem Road in Amherst, NY. Parking is free.
First Look Buffalo is a company of thirty-seven ensemble actors, seven directors and nine playwrights. Its founders, Bob Rusch and John Patrick Patti, will present a series of staged productions, readings, and workshops throughout the year in the 110-seat theatre.
THE EIGHT SHORT PLAYS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
JUST SIGN by Wendy Marie-Martin, directed by Vanessa Shevat. Starring Susan King and Anthony J. Grande.
THE MEAN BOY ON MOVING DAY by Donna Hoke, directed by Vanessa Shevat. Starring Jesse Zappia, Madison Sedlor, Becky Globus, Nick Lama, Shanda Gardner, and Jacob Applegate.
RECIPES ON USED NAPKINSby Avery LaMar Pope, directed by Kayla Victoria Reumann. Starring Steven Maiseke, and Shawnell Tillery.
THE FUTURE FORMER HOME OF THE TIME TRAVEL MUSEUM by Jeff Goode, directed by Bob Van Valin. Starring Weston Young, Kari Becker, Becky Globus, and Jon Cesar.
QUIET CONNECTION written and directed by Drew Fornarola. Starring Kaylie Horowitz and Jacob Applegate.
DO THE SPIRITS CONVEY by Samantha Macher, directed by Drew Fornarola. Starring Madison Sedlor, Kelly Morgan, Austin Gallego, Jon Cesar, Sarah Waechter, Shawnell Tillery, Anthony J. Grande, and Becky Globus.
OPEN HOUSE OF THE DAMNED by Adam Hahn, directed by Mike Doben. Starring Steven Maiseke, Kaylie Horowitz, and Weston Young.
ELF SPACE by Jeff Goode, directed by Kayla Victoria Reumann. Starring Nick Lama, Sarah Waechter, Kathleen Rooney, Shanda Gardner, and Jesse Zappia.
For further information, or to purchase tickets, visit FirstLookBuffalo.com.
Bella Poynton email 8/8/22:
Additionally, please remember that we will all also be writing a short 10-minute piece for the First-Look One Acts opening February 3, 2023. Please send your 10-minute plays by the week of November 20th, as we need time to cast and rehearse.
The one acts will all have the same setting: an empty house (i.e.: a home with no furniture in it). There are a lot of really cool avenues to go in with this setting! Please let me know asap if anyone objects to the setting and we can have a conversation.
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