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Casting Hall

Casting Hall is Buffalo State's student-operated and funded theater production company and co-producer for the Theater Department’s season. Casting Hall provides students with practical experience in all aspects of theater production, which includes publicity, costume and set construction, technical staffing, production, and budget management. 


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Friday Night Live!

Friday Night Live! is Buffalo State's student improv troupe. The free performances are held on several Friday nights throughout the semester at 10 p.m. at the Flexible Theatre in the Savage Theater and Communication Building. 

Learn about Friday Night Live!

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New Student Showcase

Performance and design opportunities are available throughout your college experience. By performing on stage in your first year, or participating in a technical element, the New Student Showcase introduces new students to the faculty and students of the Theater Department. 

New Student Showcase photos

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Internships engage students in the complete theater process of acting, set and costume design, stage management, directing, and marketing. Our students have completed professional internships at local, regional and national theaters such as Road Less Traveled Productions, Shea's Performing Arts Center, Irish Classical Theater Company, Theater of Youth, Shakespeare in Delaware Park, and Alliance Theater (Atlanta, Georgia).

Buffalo State partners with Shea's Performing Arts Center, which offers internationally-recognized outreach programs such as "Shea's In the Schools," "Camp Broadway," and the "On School Time Performance Series". Responsibilities include working with area students (K-12), organizations visiting Shea's, professional production companies (e.g., Disney, Nickelodeon), and individual artists preparing for performances.

Buffalo State's Career & Professional Education Center provides additional career counseling and internship opportunities to current students and alumni.

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Anne Frank Project

The mission of the Anne Frank Project (AFP) is to use story as a vehicle for community building, conflict resolution, and identity exploration. Inspired by the wisdom of Anne Frank, AFP surfaces and shares stories stifled by oppression.

Learn About the Anne Frank Project

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Learning Through Doing

Get involved with other students and the community. Buffalo State's Theater Department offers a variety of options for learning, growing, and giving.