The Space Between
Directed by Julieana Guash and Lily Jones
Performances: September 27–28 and October 2–5 at 8:00 p.m.; September 29 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.; and October 2 at 10:00 a.m. (as part of the Anne Frank Project)
Created by Ensemble Theater (THA 470) Students, Fall 2017, Toured to Buffalo Public Schools by Ensemble Theater (THA 470) Students, Spring 2018, Co-produced by the Anne Frank Project
Meet Avery: smart, misunderstood, bullied and raised by a single parent who just doesn't get it… you know, a typical teenager. When the time has come for Avery to discover her true self, she is launched into the outer space of her imagination where planets teach lessons, stars shine bright and comets send her on a hyper speed journey back to her same tedious high school life. Will Avery use her fantastic voyage to stand up for herself or will she take a back seat to her life? The performance will be followed by a kinesthetic workshop to support and process the lessons in the story.
Directed by Jennifer Toohey
Warren Enters Theatre
Performances: November 1–3 and November 7–9 at 8:00 p.m.; November 10 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
BASED UPON THE NOVEL WRITTEN BY ALICE WALKER AND THE WARNER BROS./AMBLIN ENTERTAINMENT MOTION PICTURE
Book by MARSHA NORMAN; Music and Lyrics by BRENDA RUSSELL, ALLEE WILLIS, STEPHEN BRAY
The Color Purple is an epic story of a poor African American woman in the rural south who, despite the dismissal of her gender and color, finds spirituality, love and the importance of her own voice. Tony Award winning musical based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel and Academy Award nominated film, and set to a Grammy Award winning score, The Color Purple has become a musical phenomenon that should not be missed. Come to Buffalo State to see the first production of this revival in the WNY region.
Directed by Lorna C. Hill
Performances: March 7–9 and March 13–15 at 8:00 p.m.; March 16 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Written by by Sarah DeLappe
The Wolves follows a team of girls preparing for battle! Challenging the depiction of these young women in stories (often uniformly girlfriends, sexual objects, or dream girls), these girls are placed in a larger idiosyncratic web of unique identities: daughters, scholars, students, athletes--but most importantly, warriors aiming to win! A 2017 Pulitzer Prize finalist for Drama, The Wolves has garnered nominations for the Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama League awards for best new play.
Choreographed by the dance faculty
Warren Enters Theatre
April 11– 12 at 8:00 p.m.; April 13 at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m.
Whether social, cultural, or artistic, the joy of communicating with one another in the language of movement unites a group like no other activity. Recognized for its universality and power, dance liberates creativity, embodies history, celebrates culture, and builds harmony. As choreographers, we celebrate dance as the art of body movement. By cultivating and abstracting gestures and actions derived from life experiences, we create a conversation between our dancers and strive to connect with our audience. Buffalo State's diverse community allows for a fusion of storytelling and celebration. This commonality exceeds the physical body, creating a space for the mind and spirit to further explore the relationships between people. We invite you to actively witness dance, a kinesthetic art, as a way of knowing, thinking, communicating, translating, and creating thought. We hope you will be inspired to let your Body Speak and experience the universality of the dance.
Our ten minute Plays are rich with diverse and relatable "college age" characters. The plays were carefully selected, are being directed and will be performed by Buffalo State Students. Come out to support your peers and student-driven creative work!
Flexible Theatre, Donald Savage Building; April 17, 18, 19 at 8 p.m.
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