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Artist Spotlight: Baroness von Smith

ITOWNY is so excited that our inaugural play, “And Where Will You Put the Things You Save?,” was written by the illustrious Baroness von Smith!

She has had plays produced in Buffalo and Chicago, and was a 2008 Artie Award nominee.  Additionally, she’s published a novel and a collection of short stories, and has YA verse novel coming out next April (under the penname Melody Dodds). 

We are so proud to present the Baroness’s work. We know you will love it as much as we do!

One more day until preview night! Thursday’s are pay what you can! Hope to see you there!!

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Artist Spotlight: Janet Harrison

Did you know that you can literally win the art off of the set walls at “And Where Will You Put the Things You Save?”

Thanks to brilliant artist Janet Harrison, who has so graciously donated art prints, you absolutely can! Tickets will be available throughout the run of the play for $2 each or 3 for $5! Winners will be drawn at our final performance!

Here’s a sneak peak of the artist and the prints you can win! Keep an eye out for them on the set!

Thank you for your support!

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Artist Spotlight: Carling Barry

We are extraordinarily fortunate to have Carling Barry join us as an Assistant Director for “And Where Will You Put the Things You Save?”  She a wonderful gift from the Great White North and comes to us with extensive experience in theater, most recently performing at the Toronto Fringe Festival in “Birds Make Me Think About Freedom” and also in Disability Studies, where she is currently getting her Masters degree!

Always with a beautiful smile on her face, Carling is a calming presence on set (and in real life!) and can always be counted on to jump in wherever she is needed!  We are so thankful that she is a part of ITOWNY and look forward to what is to come!

Did you know that Thursday shows are pay-what-you can?!  ITOWNY believes that theater should be accessible to EVERYONE.  You can also purchase a regular priced ticket for another night to donate to someone who may be interested in attending but lacks the funds to do so.  Just purchase a ticket on the site: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/and-where-will-you-put-the-things-you-save-tickets-49656156902 – and then drop us a line to let us know!

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Artist Spotlight: Dallas Taylor

Today, we are excited to share the Assistant Directors of “And Where Will You Put the Things You Save?” and first up, is Dallas Taylor!

Dallas has been with ITOWNY since its early beginnings!  He began with writing group, did mentoring, took some of our classes (and OMG is he HILARIOUS!), and starred in last year’s My Story: An Evening of Personal Narratives.   Dallas is an all-around terrific human, with the greatest smile, and we are so lucky to have him cut his teeth as an AD on this show!  Looking forward to so much more!

You can get your tickets (which gets you a meet-and-greet with Dallas! 🙂 ) by visiting https://www.eventbrite.com/e/and-where-will-you-put-the-things-you-save-tickets-49656156902

See you there!

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Artist Spotlight: Aimee Levesque

Next up is the Founder and Executive Director of Inclusive Theater of WNY – Aimee Levesque.

Aimee’s passions are advocacy and the Arts so when the opportunity to combine the two, she jumped at the chance and formed ITOWNY! She is so excited to share all of the hard work that has been happening in the organization.

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Photography by Bob Howard

 

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Artist Profile: Marilyn Erentsen-Scott

In honor of 3 days until opening/preview night, we are going to spotlight the ITOWNY admin team!

Kicking us off is Marilyn Erentsen-Scott! It is safe to say that ITOWNY wouldn’t be what it is today with our Marilyn Teresa’s guidance and support! Whether it is teaching a writing class or doing set design, you can always count on Marilyn to represent! We are so lucky to have her!

Come meet Marilyn and the rest of the cast and crew of “And Where Will You Put the Things You Save?”

Thursday night is our opening/preview night and tickets are pay what you can! No reservations required!

 

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Press: Buffalo Theater Guide

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Thank You Cherie Messore and the rest of the wonderful folks at Buffalo Theatre Guide for writing such a beautiful article about ITOWNY and our upcoming inaugural staged performance of “And Where Will You Put the Things You Save?” We are forever grateful!

We are so very proud to be a part of the Buffalo theater community and are so very thankful to have so much support! We LOVE you!!!

From the article:

“The company began modestly, with writing groups and acting workshops. Participation is open to anyone, disabled or not, with one condition: they have to be willing to work. The company dynamic reflects its name. Aimee says, “We welcome abled and disabled people working together. Our company is made up of people color, from different lifestyles and countries of birth. We want everyone to feel safe in their creative expression.”  Company members aren’t asked to disclose their disability or identify as disabled. “The word ‘disabled’ is thrown around a lot. The word itself is disabling,” says Aimee. “We want everyone to feel wanted and accepted in this company.”

You can read the entire article here: https://buffalotheatreguide.com/2018/10/06/first-look-inclusive-theatre-of-wny-regions-newest-theatre-company-for-everyone/