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Mission

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. 

Vision

Through the vehicles of engagement, excellence and social responsibility we strive to develop the next generation of globally impactful artists and citizens.

 

Our Strategic Plan 2020-2023

 

 

 

Department Events

Spring 2021 Semester:

February 19, 10 p.m.  Friday Night Live! Improv, www.twitch.tv/FridayNightLiveTV

March 1, 11 a.m.  Acting workshop with Gizel Jiminez, see Featured Item for additional information

March 4, 12:20 p.m.  Theater Department meeting, for all students, faculty and staff, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81229873580?pwd=Q1FKbXNQK21PRGxIQWxvVFlNSHd3Zz09

March 8, 11 a.m.  Acting workshop with Heather Velazquez, see Featured Item for additional information

March 12, 10 p.m.  Friday Night Live! Improv, www.twitch.tv/FridayNightLiveTV 

March 22, 1 p.m.  Directing workshop with Kimberley Rampersad, see Featured Item for additional information

March 26, 10 p.m.  Friday Night Live! Improv, www.twitch.tv/FridayNightLiveTV

March 29, 3 p.m.  Directing workshop with Pirrone Yousefzadeh, see Featured Item for additional information

April 9, 10 p.m.  Friday Night Live! Improv, www.twitch.tv/FridayNightLiveTV

April 12, 7 p.m.  For Your Consideration: TBD, directed by Jonathan Seinen

April 16, 7 p.m.  Protest, Hope & Resilince through Black Arts, developed by Michael Mwenso 

April 30, 10 p.m.  Friday Night Live! Improv, www.twitch.tv/FridayNightLiveTV

May 3, 6 p.m.  Senior Showcase

May 4, 12:15 p.m.  Senior Showcase

May 7, 7 p.m.  THA 389 Class Performance, Title TBD

May 8, 2 p.m.  THA 389 Class Performance, Title TBD


Fall Semester:

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


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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