Plays

2nd Annual Festival of Shorts – Stigma

Festival of Shorts- Stigma

Poster Design by: Deedee Clohessy Knutsen 

Inclusive Theater of WNY 2nd Annual Festival of Shorts – Theme: Stigma

  • Friday November 8 – 7pm
  • Saturday, November 9 – 7pm
  • Sunday, November 10 – 2pm
  • Friday November 15 – 7pm
  • Saturday, November 16 – 7pm
  • Sunday, November 17 – 2pm

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Only $15!

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.

The plays and writers (in alphabetical order by title) are:
 
* Anything is Probable (When you make up the rules) by Michael Fanelli, directed by Aimee Levesque, performances by Dallas Taylor and Nigel Nige.
 
* Food For Thought by Cameron Markott directed by Mario Brown, performances by Quentin Gray,Stacy Kowal & Imani Sky Mesiah-Skinner 
 
* Headspace by Quentin Gray & Chris Sposito directed by Dallas Taylor, performances by Erin Bellavia, Quentin Gray, Stacy Kowal, Cat Kwiatkowski & Kim Queenie Robinson 
 
* Page Two by Dave Goddard directed by Aimee Levesque, performances by Erin Bellavia, Dave Goddard, Quentin Gray, Kim Queenie Robinson & Nigel Nige.
 
* The Gun in the Room by Katherine Parker directed by Aimee Levesque, performances by Erin Bellavia, Heather Benson, Cat Kwiatkowski, Jessica Levesque & Penny Striker
 
* The Only Easy Day was Yesterday by Matt Boyle directed by Jennifer L.S. Weber, performances by Dave Goddard & Cat Kwiatkowski
 
* The Opioid Zodiac by Justin Karcher, directed by Aimee Levesque, performances by entire cast.
 
First table reading for An Evening of Shorts
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!

 

Cast

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

MEET THE LOVERS!
Click on names for individual bios!
Cory McLean as Lysander
Summer Harris as Helena
Justin A. Chortie as Demetrius

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