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ITOWNY Meets WBFO

Tonight we had a very special visitor at rehearsal – the charming Nick Lippa from WBFO! Thank you so much for taking the time to meet and talk with our cast and crew and learn more about our theater company and upcoming performance –2nd Annual Festival of Shorts – Theme: Stigma.

We can’t wait to hear your story!

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2nd Annual Festival of Shorts – Rehearsals

Rehearsals are underway for the 2nd Annual ITOWNY Festival of Shorts

These plays are intense, they involve suicide, PTSD, drug addiction, gun violence, eating disorders, mental illness, & physical disabilities.

We are so incredibly thankful to have an empathetic, talented cast of actors and directors working together to bring these important stories to the stage. We hope you’ll join us.

 

Plays

Call for Western New York Playwrights!

Inclusive Theater of WNY (ITOWNY) IS LOOKING FOR IMAGINATIVE, GENRE-DEFYING, GROUNDBREAKING, SOUL-SHAKING, STEREO-TYPE SHATTERING, TRANSFORMATIVE, AND ENLIGHTENING NEW PLAYS FROM WESTERN NEW YORK-BASED PLAYWRIGHTS FOR ITOWNY’S ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF SHORTS! THE THEME FOR THIS YEAR’S FESTIVAL IS “STIGMA.”

PLEASE SEND SCRIPTS (NO LONGER THAN 15 MINUTES), RESUME/CV, AND CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS TO INCLUSIVETHEATEROFWNY@GMAIL.COM BY SEPTEMBER 1, 2019.

-NO ADAPTATIONS OR CHILDREN’S PLAYS.
-LENGTH: 15-MINUTES MAXIMUM. NO MINIMUM.
-SETTINGS SHOULD BE SIMPLE OR SUGGESTED.
-PLAYWRIGHTS MAY MAKE MULTIPLE SUBMISSIONS. (THESE NEED NOT BE MADE UNDER SEPARATE COVER.)

SELECTED PLAYS WILL BE PRESENTED FOR THREE (3) PERFORMANCES.

PLAYWRIGHTS OF SELECTED PLAYS WILL RECEIVE A $50 STIPEND.

PLAYWRIGHTS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND ANY REHEARSALS OR PERFORMANCES. ITOWNY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL ELEMENTS OF PRODUCTION; PLAYWRIGHTS INCUR NO EXPENSES. ITOWNY RETAINS NO FUTURE PRODUCTION RIGHTS.

FINAL SELECTION OF PLAYS WILL BE IN MID-SEPTEMBER 2019.

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THANK YOU!

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Shakespeare in the Parking Lot shows this weekend! Thanks to your love and support we SOLD OUT ALL FOUR SHOWS! On behalf of the cast and crew, we humbly express our gratitude!! We love you all to pieces!

Stayed tuned to #itowny’s social media platforms and website for more information on our fall production! And save the date – October 5, 2019 – as we will hold our first Concert for Inclusion! So many exciting events on the horizon!

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A Crip Summer Night’s Dream

An incredible blog post by ITOWNY member and actor from our most recent production, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream!” Give it a read! 

A Crip Summer Night’s Dream

This is why relationships and representation matter. You care about people more when you meet and build relationships with them.

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Opening Night – SOLD OUT!

Wow. Humbled are we!

Sold out first night? (With 15 additional seats than we planned?) We’re gonna need a bigger boat!

If you’re planning on coming tonight or this weekend we recommend purchasing a reserved seat online until 6pm. Tickets will be available at the door until sold out!

Here are a few pictures from last night’s performance. And Click HERE to see all the cast & crew bios and photos from rehearsals!