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Auditions for Inclusive Theater of WNY’s Festival of Shorts – Tomorrow (2/23/19) & Monday (2/25/19)!

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AUDITION ALERT!

Auditions for Inclusive Theater of WNY’s Festival of Shorts!!

When: Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 1pm – 4pm AND Monday, February 25, 2019 from 6pm – 8pm. No appointment necessary! However, if you need a specific time, please email inclusivetheaterofwny@gmail.com.

Where: Auditions will take place at The Foundry, 298 Northampton, Buffalo, NY.

Show Dates/Location: April 4th, 5th, 6th, & 7th. MUST be available during the week of March 25th for tech rehearsals. Performances and rehearsals will take place at Ujima, 429 Plymouth Avenue, Buffalo, NY.

All levels of acting ability are welcome! Available roles include traditional acting roles for men and women of various ages. Sides from the script will be available to read from. Headshots and resumes are not required, but are welcome.

Questions? Please email inclusivetheaterofwny@gmail.com

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ITOWNY NEWS Winter Edition

Hot off the presses… ITOWNY’s Winter Edition 2018-2019

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How 2019 Could Be Your Best Year Ever

I know a woman who begins her presentations with “Today is the best day of my life”.  As she continues you discover why: Because today is the only day we have! Yesterday is gone and tomorrow isn’t here! The only moment we have is this moment, right now. It is the only moment in which we live fully. The only moment in which we are fully alive. To appreciate this you need to become aware. First, that you’re not living fully in the moment. Then, by developing a practice that helps you develop greater awareness of the present moment. 

You can accomplish this simply by tuning into all or some of  your five senses.

Whatever you’re doing, whether it’s making a plan, reading, studying, creating a vision board at a free VISION BOARD PARTY (more info here), or meditating, bring your full awareness to your senses.

If you’re doing this during meditation, for instance, start by focusing on your breath.. If you start to relax and suddenly you hear someone hammering outside your window. Don’t resist it! FOCUS ON IT! You’re tuning in with your sense of hearing… Observe your annoyance: You’re tuning in to your body–your pulse rate usually goes up a bit when you’re annoyed, right?  Are you outside? Do you feel a breeze against your skin?

Continue to move about your environment mindfully, fully experiencing everything through your senses.

Your senses are what connects you with this moment. You become more aware. With greater awareness comes greater intuition and clarity of thought. And with that comes the ability to choose more wisely from a greater number of possibilities.

You can start a mindfulness practice right this minute. You don’t need to go to a class, or spend any money. Connect yourself to this moment by feeling the air against your skin, your back against the chair, your feet on the floor. Do you feel or hear your heartbeat?  Are you calm or anxious?

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Whatever works for you. Become the observer. Sit quietly and observe and feel everything. If your mind wanders, observe that. Then bring it back to your breath, your posture, the sounds of birds, anything you can observe with your senses. That is mindfulness.

Do this for a few minutes every hour, or several times a day. I used to have a mindful clock on my computer; something I downloaded from the internet. It sounded like Big Ben. I could set it to ring at regular intervals, or randomly. When it gonged, I’d sit for a few moments and tune in to the present moment, then go back to work. I started this practice as a way of healing from medical trauma. My therapist was an expert in trauma and had done considerable research into the practice of mindfulness as a treatment for PTSD. It works.

Try it. What do you have to lose, except anxiety, stress, pain, high blood pressure–the list goes on. If you’d like to learn more about mindfulness I highly recommend books by Jon Kabat-Zinn, or his website which you can access here.

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FREE “Welcome 2019” Vision Board Party!

Join us on January 3, 2019 between 5-6:30 pm to create your vision for the coming year! Let us know you’re coming by email,  or just call… Hope to see you at The Foundry on Northampton Street Thursday at 5!

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Writing Group Over for 2018!

After more than 25 weeks, ITOWNY’s Writing Group is over for 2018!

We wrote for ourselves, for production, and even for publication! That is incredible!!

Thanks to everyone who attended! Look for more information on our 2019 Writing Group coming soon!

See you in 2019!

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ITOWNY’s Welcome 2019 FREE Vision Board Party – JANUARY 3, 2019, 5:00pm – 6:30pm!

Start off 2019 the right way by creating a vision board with Inclusive Theater of WNY! Join us on Thursday, January 3, 2019 from 5pm – 6:30pm and set your intentions and visualize the outcomes for the new year!

This FREE event will allow participants to create artistic visual representations of their goals, hopes and dreams to give them a reference as they work through their road map for success.

Poster board, crayons, markers, glue and some magazines will be provided. Please bring any other pictures/supplies you wish to add to your vision board!

This is a FREE event and is open to all ages and levels of ability. However, only a limited number of spaces/supplies are available so you MUST RSVP to inclusivetheaterofwny@gmail.com. Reservations due by 12/28/2018.

 

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Congratulations Artwork Winners!

We are happy to announce the following winners of the artwork from our walls! They are:

Top left and right: Susan Davidson

Bottom left: Susan Jaworski

Bottom right: Judy Burnett Christian

Thank you for supporting the artist and our show! Congratulations!!

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THANK YOU!!

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to everyone who came to and supported the show. We could not have done it without you!

WE LOVE YOU!!

To the cast and crew of And Where Will You Put the Things You Save? – you are extraordinary and we are so thankful that you honored us with your gifts. Onward! 💕

Stay tuned for information on our Spring production and our upcoming fundraiser! The #inclusionrevolution has just begun. Hold on to your hats! You ain’t seen nothing yet! 🙂

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Press: Wgrz: The Festival Fest Halloween Spectacular! 🧡🎃

https://www.wgrz.com/article/entertainment/television/programs/daybreak/the-festival-fest-halloween-spectacular/71-606678410