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Five Days and Counting….

It seemed as if opening day was so far off when we started this Shakespearean adventure, but alas, we are a mere FIVE days from our Thursday soft opening. We are offering our dress rehearsal as a ‘pay what you can’ night for those who are adventurous enough to play the role of audience at Thursday evening’s performance.

Because we are an inclusive theater company we offer extended rehearsals so those cast members who have the talent but need that extended time to get comfortable in their roles can have that. And so we have been rehearsing since June.

Our cast members who don’t require as much rehearsal time have generously and magnanimously rehearsed right alongside their peers with a level of enthusiasm that has demonstrated to us both their love of theatre and their support of our mission. Truly, this is an exceptional group of human beings and we have relished every single minute of our time with them.

These photos taken during recent rehearsals give you just a hint of the powerful performances you will experience during this show. It is a comedy, however, and this cast takes that aspect to the absolute limit. As the temperatures have risen, so has the need for comic relief and we’ve incorporated some of that into the play.

SO, if you think you’ve seen “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” before, well…you haven’t seen this one!

Where: The Foundry 298 Northampton Street, Buffalo When: July 25-28 All performances at 7pm. For tickets click here.

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Who Knew?

As rehearsals proceed for Shakespeare in the Parking Lot: A Midsummer Night’s Dream the cast is finding its footing. And they are hilarious. Did you know that Shakespeare was a very funny guy? And he was an anti-snob. His play within a play (at the end of Midsummer Night’s Dream) is ridiculous, and the royal court doesn’t know quite what to make of it–they’re kind of clueless. It’s Shakespeare’s way of making fun of the upper crust. The actors are disrespectful and the royal court can’t figure out if it’s just part of the play–or could it be they are the butt of the joke? Nah…

Our creative and hilarious cast takes the fun to the limit. Here are a few pictures from this weeks’ rehearsals…

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Shakespeare in the Parking Lot: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Inclusive Theater of WNY (ITOWNY), in collaboration with The Foundry, is proud to announce our inaugural (and now annual!) Shakespearean event – Shakespeare in the Parking Lot!! July 25-28, 2019! All performances begin at 7pm

Join us this year as we present “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” alongside two adapted Shakespearean Shorts by D.G. for good measure! (It’s not really in the parking lot, but in a covered, semi-outdoor space at The Foundry on Northampton Street in Buffalo.)


Avery James Gill as Mustardseed
Chris Wylie as Peasebottom
Colleen Ann OByrne as Handmaiden
Cory McLean as Lysander
Dave Goddard as Slackbeth/Snug
Jennifer L. S. Weber as Francis Flute
Jess Levesque as Titania
Justin A. Chortie as Demetrius
Katy Steen as Fairy
Kevin Dennis as Oberon
Kim Queenie Robinson as Philostrate
Lawrence Rowswell as Nick Bottom
Mario Brown as Robin Starveling
Monica Morrisey as Hippolyta
Nigel Nige as Tom Snout
Patty Crowe as Narrator/Egeus
Penny Striker as Lady Slackbeth/Puck
Quentin Gray as Peter Quince
Russell Holt as Theseus
SueAnn Kowalske as Cobweb
Summer Harris as Helena
Directed by
Aimee Levesque
Dallas Taylor
Marilyn Teresa
Stage Manager:
Imani Sky Mesiah-Skinner

Ticket Information: Brown Paper Tickets

All performance times are at 7pm.

Thursday, 7/25/2019 – Pay what you can!
Friday, 7/26/2019, Saturday 7/27/2019, Sunday, 7/28/2019 – All tickets $10