Bekki is excited to perform in her first show with Inclusive Theatre of WNY! A graduate from the University at Buffalo with a B.A. in Theatre, Bekki has been acting and doing theatre since the age of six. She was last seen at Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre as Sarah in God’s Favorite. Some other favorite credits include: Stevie/Steve in the Artie-nominated She Kills Monsters (Subversive Theatre), Andie in Honky (Subversive Theatre), Daisy in Biloxi Blues (Desiderio’s), Annie in King O’ the Moon (Lancaster Regional Players), and Essie in You Can’t Take It With You (The Aurora Players). Come see what it’s Bekki’s paper bag this weekend! Friday and Saturday at 730pm and Sunday at 2pm. St Mary’s High School in Lancaster. Tickets Only $10 at the door! #itowny #inclusivetheaterofwny #inclusion #inclusionrevolution #wnyplaywrights
Next up is long time #itowny actor, Queen Robinson. Queen Robinson says “acting is so great and I love the stage and my mother always said I had a flare for the dramatic.” Three more chances to see Queen and the rest of the cast this weekend! Friday and Saturday at 730 and Sunday at 2pm. St. Mary’s high school in Lancaster! Tickets only $10 at the door! #inclusivetheaterofwny #inclusionrevolution #inclusion #wnyplaywrights
Next is the beautiful chameleon, Danielle Burning!
This is Danielle’s first in-person show with Inclusive Theater of WNY. In 2020, she was a part of ITOWNY’s Zoom Short Play Reading Series, playing Barbie in Dry Rub. Other favorite shows include: Falsettos (Trina) with Bellissima Productions, Murder on the Orient Express (Countess), The Adventures of Peter Rabbit and Friends (Beatrix Potter, 2019 BroadwayWorld’s Best Actress in a Play, Local), and Charlotte’s Web (Charlotte) with Rocking Horse Productions, as well as Bright Star (Alice Murphy, Aurora Players’ Best Actress 2019/2020) and Dearly Departed (Delightful) with Aurora Players. When not on stage, she can be found working as a Collection Development Librarian for the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library or with her nose stuck in a book. Come see Danielle transform from a Marvel loving Phase to a mysterious and ancient man this weekend! Tickets only $10 at the door! Friday and Saturday at 730 and Sunday at 2! #itowny #inclusivetheaterofwny #inclusion #inclusionrevolution #wnyplaywrights
Let’s welcome another new member to the #itowny family – Jesse Zappia!
Jesse Zappia is excited to be performing his first show with the Inclusive Theater of WNY playing Krung in I Just Want To Be Held. Jesse is a graduate from SUNY Buffalo State College with a B.A. in Theater Arts. He has played Max In Cabaret, Ensemble in the production I Am A Man by OyamO, and Timothy in Hand to God at Daemen College, including various short films. In his spare time Jesse continues to push himself as an actor, writer and teacher by training everyday. He also enjoys traveling the world, hiking and camping, reading and spending time with his family. Heis eternally grateful and would not be anywhere he is today without the love and support of his family and friends along his side throughout his journey. Special thanks to his Mother and Father David Zappia, and Michelle Rorick including Michael Rorick, and sisters Savannah and Haley, and cousins. Three more chances to see the show! Tonight and tomorrow at 730 and Sunday at 2pm! Tickets only $10 at the door! #inclusivetheaterofwny #inclusion #inclusionrevolution #wnyplaywrights
And the last bio of the night is for Director – Aimee Levesque! Aimee M. Levesque is the Founder, Executive and Artistic Director of Inclusive Theater of WNY. She received her PhD from the University of Buffalo and her dissertation focused on empowerment through the arts for persons with disabilities. Aimee grew up in Charlotte, NC and now resides in Western New York. She is a writer of all things and loves to be creative! She is a big fan of Halloween, horror movies, Christmas and pizza and her daughter is the reason behind all that she does!
Aimee directed “Paisley, Fire, and Stone” as well as co-director of “Pandemic Grief in the Marvel Cinematic Universe,” “Ronnie Audition Slayer,” and “Therapy.” Aimee also acted as consultant on all of the plays.
Join us tomorrow as we share the remainder of the cast AND did we mention it is OPENING NIGHT?!!