Strengthened by our unique urban setting and diverse cultural community, Buffalo State Theater provides intensive individual artistic training supported by a robust liberal arts education.
Through the vehicles of engagement, excellence and social responsibility we strive to develop the next generation of globally impactful artists and citizens.
When Rachel Repinz visited Buffalo State for the first time, she received more than a cursory meeting with the dance program coordinator. Joy Guarino, who also serves as a professor of theater, invited Repinz to join her and a group of students in a tour of Shea’s Performing Arts Center, followed by dinner at a local restaurant.
“Joy made me feel really comfortable. I didn’t get that at any other school I visited,” said Repinz, now a Buffalo State graduate.
Assistant professor, Jonathan Seinen, was recently awarded the John Hirsch Prize for directing. The John Hirsch Prize recognizes new and developing theatre directors who have demonstrated great potential for future excellence and exciting artistic vision.
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