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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.


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2020-21 Productions

Mother C

by Ansley Valentine

December 3, 4, 5, 2020

As civil unrest sweeps across the country, an industrious businesswoman and her children are trying to make a buck. Mother C, an unscrupulous survivor of epic proportions, strikes out to make a good living in bad times. But when is the price of sacrificing one’s humanity too high? Based on Bertolt Brecht’s 20th century theatrical classic Mother Courage and Her Children, Ansley Valentine’s Mother C re-imagines a morality tale for our times.

Directed by Jonathan Seinen

Tickets can be purchased here

Faculty Highlights

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.

Joy Guarino, professor of dance, was recently featured as a guest contributor to NDEO's blog, Behind the Curtain. Her entry is titled "Dancing Beyond the Academy". Click here to read more. 

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