ITOWNY’s Monthly Short Play Reading Series Archives – Matt Boyle

We are proud to share Week 1 of ITOWNY’s Monthly Short Play Reading Series! This week, plays by the incomparable Matt Boyle (Lawn Wars & Brotherhood of the Whirlpool Box) were performed and starred Matt Boyle, Anthony Baldwin-GiambroneDallas Taylor and Andrew Zuccari! With Direction by Kim Queenie Robinson!! Kudos for a job well done and thank you to all who attended!

The next short play readings will take place on Saturday, August 8, 2020 with two plays by the extraordinary Donna Hoke! More information is coming soon!

Thank you for your continued support!!

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Virtual Auditions

Inclusive Theater of WNY (ITOWNY) is proud to present our monthly Short Play Reading Series and we need YOU!! The show must go on!!

We are holding an OPEN CASTING CALL – meaning we have a number of roles to fill (and on a rolling basis)! We welcome and encourage all levels of acting experience to audition. We are looking for a variety of actors, especially those that have been underrepresented in American theater.

Upcoming acting opportunities for short plays by Donna Hoke (August) and TJ Snodgrass (September) with more TBA!

VIRTUAL Auditions will be held on SUNDAY, July 19, 2020 and MONDAY, July 20, 2020 between 6 and 8 PM. Additional auditions will be scheduled as needed.

Email with your preferred time slots (please include two time options). You may also send a VIRTUAL audition to us at the same email address by 8PM on Monday, July 20, 2020. Be sure to include your name and contact information.

The readings will be held VIRTUALLY via Zoom on August 8 and September 19 with additional monthly reading dates TBD. VIRTUAL rehearsals will begin on July 27 for the August reading and September 1 for the September reading with additional dates TBD. Rehearsals scheduled in collaboration with director and actor availability.

These are not paid roles. Actors will self-costume and may need to provide minor props.

Questions? Comments? Email


Call for One-Act Plays


Submit your one-act plays to participate in ITOWNY’s monthly reading series “Know Your Neighbor(s).”

Rolling submissions. Please consider submitting your work and sharing our call!
Questions? More Info? Submissions?

Saturday Series

Saturday Series: Inclusion in the Arts – Verneice Turner


ITOWNY’s Special Saturday Series returns THIS SATURDAY, July 11, 2020 at 8pm EDT on Zoom with the magnificent Verneice Turner!

To register in advance, please email For the safety of our attendees, the zoom meeting information will be .posted on our Facebook page Saturday. We look forward to this incredible event!

About Verneice:

Verneice Turner, performance artist, Artie award winning actor, a director is a native of Buffalo, NY. She started out at the African American Cultural Center, studying drama under June L. Saunders-Duel.. She continued her studies in the performing arts at SUNY at Buffalo. She has worked with directors Edward G. Smith, Saul Elkin, Richard Gant, Lorna C. Hill and others. Verneice is happy to be a guest of ITOWNY!

Verneice has performed in numerous productions here in WNY as well as in New York City (off off & off-Broadway), Washington, D.C. and other cities as an actor, singer, dancer and poet. She ran the art space Buffalo East from 2009-13 and grateful to have shared that experience with so many other artists & young people.

Verneice is thankful to and for all who contribute to her growth as an artist, a person, especially late husband, Douglas H. May & their daughter, Jasmine L. May.