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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!

 

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MEET THE ROYAL COURT: Shakespeare in the Parking Lot – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

MEET THE COURT!
Click on names for individual bios!
Russell Holt as Theseus
Monica Morrisey as Hippolyta
Patty Crowe as Egeus
Kim Queenie Robinson as Philostrate
Colleen Ann OByrne as Handmaiden

Inclusive Theater of WNY (ITOWNY), in collaboration with The Foundry, is proud to announce our inaugural Shakespearean event – Shakespeare in the Parking Lot “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” along side an adapted Shakespearean Short 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.)

July 25-28, 2019

All performances begin at 7pm.

Ticket Information: Brown Paper Tickets
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MEET THE FAIRIES: Shakespeare in the Parking Lot – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

MEET THE FAIRIES!
Click on names for individual bios!
Kevin Dennisas Oberon
Jess Levesqueas Titania
Katy Steen as Fairy
Avery James Gill as Mustardseed
Chris Wylie as Peasebottom

Inclusive Theater of WNY (ITOWNY), in collaboration with The Foundry, is proud to announce our inaugural Shakespearean event – Shakespeare in the Parking Lot “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” along side an adapted Shakespearean Short 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.)

July 25-28, 2019

All performances begin at 7pm.

Ticket Information: Brown Paper Tickets
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MEET THE MECHANICALS: Shakespeare in the Parking Lot – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

MEET THE MECHANICALS:
Click on names for individual bios!
Quentin Gray as Peter Quince (Director!)
Lawrence Rowswell as Nick Bottom (Pyramus!)
Jennifer L. S. Weber as Francis Flute (Thisbe!)
Nigel Nige as Tom Snout (Wall!)
Dave Goddard as Snug the Joiner (Lion!)
Mario Brown as Robin Starveling (Moonshine!)

Inclusive Theater of WNY (ITOWNY), in collaboration with The Foundry, is proud to announce our inaugural Shakespearean event – Shakespeare in the Parking Lot “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” along side an adapted Shakespearean Short 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.)

July 25-28, 2019

All performances begin at 7pm.

Ticket Information: Brown Paper Tickets
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BEHIND THE SCENES: 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 Shakespearean event – Shakespeare in the Parking Lot “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” along side an adapted Shakespearean Short 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.)

July 25-28, 2019

All performances begin at 7pm.
Ticket Information: Brown Paper Tickets
 
MEET THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE MAGIC! 
Click on names for individual bios!
 
Stage Managers:
 
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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.

Continue reading “Five Days and Counting….”

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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.)

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Starring:

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: 
 
Stage Managers:

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