Tonight a few of us from Inclusive Theater of WNY, along with a few friends, are going to see 1984 at The Kavinoky Theatre on Porter Rd (at D’Youville College). Friends of ITOWNY Aleks Malejs and Patrick Moltane are in this production, as well as John Profetta, who was in ITOWNY’s production of “And Where Will You Put the Things You Save?” last October at the Alleyway Theatre.

The cast of 1984 had a difficult job to do. They had fully prepared to perform To Kill A Mockingbird when the production was cancelled because Scott Rudin, producer of the version currently playing on Broadway (an adaptation of the original that is completely different than the original) threatened to sue the Kavinoky, as well as many other theaters across the country and in the UK! The publisher had given these groups the green light because the adaptation was so different, but Rudin wasn’t having it. You don’t wrestle with a 900 lb. gorilla and so these smaller theatres, often working on tight margins, really had not choice but to cancel. The Kavinoky’s manager, Lorraine O’Donnell, decided they would do 1984 instead, and although it is a difficult play to do, the cast was game.

I can’t wait to see what this talented cast has accomplished! If you can support them by buying a ticket and seeing the play, I would encourage you to do so. 1984 is as relevant now as it was in the 60s when I first read the book and saw the movie. Perhaps even more relevant. I’ll be posting my review of the show tomorrow!

In the meantime, we at Inclusive are busy rehearsing our short plays for next weeks’ opening of A Festival of Shorts! Did you purchase your tickets? You can do so here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4205379


A Festival of Shorts Now at The Foundry: Friday April 5 @ 7:30 pm Saturday April 6 @7:30pm Sunday April 7 @ 2pm

Holy torn ticket Batman! ITOWNY has secured THREE consecutive days at The Foundry on Northampton Street in Buffalo! You know—that incredible maker space/business incubator/event space? ITOWNY’s Festival of Shorts will be for three hilarious days. Yes! The Foundry—298 Northampton St Buffalo

Here are some pictures from tonight’s rehearsal!

Plays · Rehearsals

Behind the Scenes…Rehearsal for A Festival of Shorts

Another hilarious night of Shorts-this cast is having a great time!

A Festival of Shorts Friday April 5th 7:30 pm at The Foundry–298 Northampton Street, Buffalo. Saturday April 6th 7:30pm at The Foundry 298 Northampton St. Sunday April 7th 2pm at The FoundryT

For tickets please email inclusivetheaterofwny@gmail.com


Weekend Rehearsal for A Fesitval of Shorts

Our cast got together this past weekend over lunch to discuss their characters, go over lines, cues, and scenes. We ‘ve been encouraging improvisation in the earlier rehearsals because we saw how creative and, well–FUN–this cast is.

We will be opening A Festival of Shorts on Friday April 5th at The Foundry on Northampton Street in Buffalo, at 7:30 pm. Saturday we will be at Hallwalls (at Babeville) on Delaware Avenue at 7:30 pm. Each of these venues is unique and we look forward to performing in each. We will be posting our venue for Sunday April 7th (2pm) shortly. Watch this space!

For ticket information, email us at inclusivetheaterofwny@gmail.com

Here are photos from this past weekend:

Our fabulous cast discusses a scene over pizza.