Friday Night Live! is Buffalo State's student improv troupe. Its performances are held on several Friday nights throughout the semester. Free tickets are offered on a first come-first served basis!
Want to be a part of FNL? Auditions are held for current Buffalo State students at the end of every spring semester. Keep watching for audition details!
Dale is is a part-time faculty advisor for Friday Night Live (FNL). He has been with FNL for three seasons now and loves teaching improvisation. A professional improviser since 2006, Dale spent a good deal of that time with ComedySportz as president, assistant creative director, and director of training. One of the most experienced instructors in Western New York, Dale has taught hundreds of local improvisers at all skill levels. Dale has been fortunate enough to have performed in cities like Portland, Los Angeles, Chicago, Milwaukee, and Indianapolis, to name a few. He is the current owner and artistic director of The Improv Revolution, a local improv group. He's also not as mean as he looks, so say, "Hi!"
Richard Satterwhite is a part-time faculty adviser for Friday Night Live (FNL). An alumnus of Carnegie Mellon University Department of Theatre, Satterwhite has over 30 years experience as an actor for stage, film, and commercials and is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA and the Actors Equity Association (A.E.A.).
A professional improviser, Satterwhite is formerly with the CSz Buffalo group from which he retired after 20 years as a performer, serving on the board of directors, and acting as the vice president in charge of corporate training, advertising, and special projects.
Satterwhite can now be seen performing with the Improv Revolution twice a month at the Screening Room.
For more than 20 years, he has worked as a part-time workplace consultant working with INVIZION and Korn Ferry-Hay Group, which specialize in organizational and human capital developmental educational programs that utilize a theatrical modality in their training.
Satterwhite currently works for Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center as the patient engagement specialist, where he specializes in leadership development, communication, team dynamics, and the patient and family experience. A prostate cancer survivor, diagnosed with the disease in 2007, he’s a founding member of MANUP Buffalo, Inc. (Men Allied for the Need to Understand Prostate Cancer), a grass roots prostate cancer awareness group started in 2008 and committed to educating men and their families about the impact of prostate cancer.
A certified lay health adviser, Satterwhite has conducted numerous prostate cancer awareness presentations in the Western New York area, as well as helping to create, organize, emcee, and chair the MANUP Buffalo Inc. Cruisin’ for a Cure Car Show and Free Prostate Cancer Awareness and Education Event, held every September on the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center campus.
Emma Connaire is a first-year theater major planning to focus on tech. This is her first semester working with FNL, but she has been involved with theater, both onstage and backstage, for years. Outside of the improv and theater world, she enjoys music, art, and knitting.
Jake Marciniak is a senior television and film arts major with a screenwriting focus who is returning for his third semester with FNL. An avid improv fan, Jake is grateful to have FNL in his life. Outside of FNL, Jake is a songwriter, hatchet-throwing instructor at downtown Buffalo's Hatchets and Hops, and is serving as head writer for the student-run production company, Studio 716. He also loves alien-conspiracy documentaries, which is very cool and not weird.
Lucas Colon is a senior theater and fine arts major and geography minor. This is his third semester performing with FNL and he is very excited to be returning as a team lead! When not performing with FNL, Lucas can be found on the ComedySportz Buffalo stage, performing with their Minor League. He is also a member of the local improv troupe Dream Cheese, regularly performing as part of their show dotComedy! Lucas is very grateful to be a part of FNL, as it finally gives him the exciting opportunity to write a third-person biography of himself.
Sabrina Parsons is a sophomore K-12 art education major with a concentration in ceramics and a minor in drawing. This will be her first semester as an FNL cast member and she’s excited to learn more as she performs with her cast members!
Brayton Lydell is a senior television and film arts major studying to be a professional screenwriter. Outside of FNL, he’s one of the executive producers of the student-run production company Studio 716. Brayton’s new to the improv scene, as this will be his first semester performing in FNL, but he’s ready and excited to entertain!
Ezra Bedoya is a sophomore theater major, hoping to get himself involved in the world of film. This will be his first semester as a member of FNL, and he is excited to be alongside some talented performers. Outside of FNL, he likes to keep busy with photography, music, and comedy; such as stand-up and improv!
Allyson Sawyer is a sophomore communications major with a concentration in media productions. This is her first semester in FNL and she’s diggin’ it so far. Outside of FNL, she’s involved in Minor League at Comedy Sportz, instructing karate, and doing a lil’ art.
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