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Buffalo, New York
2023-2024
SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact Mark Tramont
716-462-0693
mark.tramont@gmail.com

First Look Buffalo Theatre Company announce their new location and 23/24 season.

First Look Buffalo Theatre Company is proud to announce its 23/24 season to be held at The Canterbury Woods Performing Arts Center located at 705 Renaissance Dr. in Williamsville, NY. WNY's newest state of the art theater will be the place to go to see first-run professional theatre in WNY. "Since our last production, the world premiere of "Fursona non Grata" by Jeff Goode we have been exploring other venues across the area in order to find one that would best accommodate our growing number of patrons" stated Michael Audet, First Look's Board President. Mr. Audet went on to say that "We looked at many options in the area, but none could compare to this brand-new facility here in Williamsville."

"The Canterbury Woods Performing Arts Center was founded on the premise of making performance arts available to all residents of WNY. A world class performance space in the eastern suburbs is long overdue" said Sandy Barallari, Cultural and Performing Arts Director "and we are happy to share this beautiful theatre with all Western New Yorkers."

The season will kick off on October 6, 2023 with HELL-OWEEN: 10 short plays, one raging inferno. The plays have been written by several prominent local and national playwrights including Drew Fornarola, Sean Abley, Donna Hoke, Bella Poynton and Jeff Goode. Directors include Mike Doben, Vanessa Shevat and Kayla Victoria Reumann. Performances are Fridays, October 6, 13 and 20, Thursdays, October 12 and 19, and Saturdays, October 7 & 21 at 8 p.m.

Other performances to be held at Canterbury Woods Performing Arts Center will be two NEW PLAY READING FESTIVALS December 8-10, 2023, and January 19-21, 2024, FAUCI AND KRAMER a New Play by Drew Fornarola February 23-March 27, 2024, and THE A.I. AT DELPHI a New Play by Bella Poynton April 26-May 19, 2024.

Come see for yourself, First Look Buffalo will be hosting an Open House & Cabaret Night on Friday September 8, 2023, from 7:00-9:30 p.m. featuring "The Barbie Girls!" Kaylie Horowitz, Susan King, Madison Sedlor and Clara Tan with accompanist Claudia Andres on the piano. "A Fun, musical Look at positive empowered women". Tickets for this event are $40 and will include an open bar and a selection of hors d'oeuvres. There will also be a basket raffle and auction. Proceeds will support First Look Buffalo's winter staged reading festival. Tickets for September 8, 2023 are available at www.firstlookbuffalo.com.


OPEN HOUSE & CABARET NIGHT
featuring "The Barbie Girls!" Kaylie Horowitz, Susan King, Madison Sedlor and Clara Tan with accompanist Claudia Andres on the piano.
"A Fun, musical Look at positive empowered women"
Friday, September 8, 2023

HELL-OWEEN
10 short plays, one raging inferno
World Premieres!
October 6-21, 2023

NEW PLAY READING FESTIVALS
by First Look Playwrights Wing
December 8-10, 2023
January 19-21, 2024

THE A.I. AT DELPHI
by Bella Poynton
April 26 - May 19, 2024

FAUCI KRAMER
by Drew Fornorola
February 23 - March 27, 2024


SOURCE: First Look Buffalo press release 8/10/23

 


Buffalo, New York
October 6th - 21st, 2023
Hell-oween
Friday & Saturday, October 6 & 7
Thursday & Friday, October 12 & 13
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, October 19, 20 & 21
all shows at 8 p.m.

presents

The 2nd Annual
One-Act/One-Location Festival

HELL-OWEEN

TEN SHORT PLAYS. ONE RAGING INFERNO.
World Premieres!
October 2023


First Look Buffalo Theatre Company (FLB), which exclusively showcases both world and regional premiers, will present the first theatrical production to be held at the all-new Canterbury Woods Performing Arts Center in Williamsville. The season kicks off October 6, 2023 with "HELL-oween: Eight Short Plays. One Raging Inferno." The concept, which places all eight works in the same setting, showcases the talents of both local and nationally recognized playwrights with an ensemble of actors portraying, in some cases, multiple roles in multiple plays. None of the plays are more than 10 minutes in length and will be performed without intermission.

"The concept of playwrights creating short, one-act pieces under the same theme and setting provides the audience with a wide range of stories and genres from comedy to horror," said Bob Rusch, FLB's artistic director. "This is designed to be an entertaining evening of theatre and ideal for the Halloween season."

Produced by Kayla Victoria Reumann and Madison Sedlor, playwrights included are Sean Abley, Drew Fornarola, Jeff Goode, Adam Hahn, Donna Hoke, Wendy Marie Martin, Avery LaMar Pope, and Bella Poynton. Directors Mike Doben, Jason Francey, Camilla Maxwell, Kayla Victoria Reumann, and Vanessa Shevat will work with 16 members of FLB's acting ensemble. The diverse cast includes Susan Acker, Andrew J. Brown, Brendan Cunningham, Tammy Dobe, Shanda Gardner, Anthony Grande, Elspeth Kain, Susan King, Ryan Norton, JR Ozoria, Lori Panaro, Kathleen Rooney, Bob Rusch, Madison Sedlor, Alfonzo Tyson and Nikita Williams

Performances take place Fridays, October 6, 13 and 20, Thursdays, October 12 and 19, and Saturdays, October 7 & 21 at 8 p.m. The Center is located at 705 Renaissance Dr., in Williamsville. Tickets are $30 (General) and $20 (Seniors and Students) and are available at www.firstlookbuffalo.com or at the door.


The Performances will be at The Canterberry Woods Performing Arts Center, 705 Renaissance Drive, Williamsville, NY 14221 October 6, 7, 12, 13, 19, 20, and 21!

The plays included are written by local playwrights Donna Hoke, Drew Fornarola, and Bella Poynton as well playwrights from around the country Sean Abley, Jeff Goode, Adam Hahn, Wendy-Marie Martin and Avery LaMar Pope. Directed by Buffalo locals Mike Doben, Jason Francey, Camilla Maxwell, Reumann, Vanessa Shevat.


The season will kick off on October 6, 2023 with HELL-OWEEN: 10 short plays, one raging inferno. The plays have been written by several prominent local and national playwrights including Drew Fornarola, Sean Abley, Donna Hoke, Bella Poynton and Jeff Goode. Directors include Mike Doben, Vanessa Shevat and Kayla Victoria Reumann. Performances are Fridays, October 6, 13 and 20, Thursdays, October 12 and 19, and Saturdays, October 7 & 21 at 8 p.m.
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Buffalo, New York
December 8-10, 2023
January 19-21, 2024
2023-24 Playwrights' Wing New Play Reading Festival
All Readings @ 7:00 p.m.
Free and Open to the Public

2023-24 NEW PLAY READING FESTIVAL:


by Jeff Goode
directed by Reumann
Friday, December 8
@ 8:00 p.m.

Deconstruction
by Adam Hahn
directed by Mike Doben
Saturday, December 9
@ 3:00 p.m.

The Appliance Department
by Bella Poynton
directed by Kate Powers
Saturday, December 9
@ 8:00 p.m.

The Day I Learned To Fly
by Wendy-Marie Martin
directed by Jason Francey
Sunday, December 10
@ 1:00 p.m.


January - Sean Abley - "TBA"
January - Donna Hoke - "TBA"
January - Avery Lamar Pope - "TBA"
December - Samantha Macher - "TBA"
December - Drew Fornarola - "TBA"

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