BUFFALO'S HOME FOR NEW PLAY DEVELOPMENT
BUFFALO’S NEWEST THEATRE COMPANY COMPLETES AN OUTSTANDING FIRST SEASON!
First Look Buffalo Theatre Company, is a 501c3, non-profit company, dedicated to the development and production of new plays, has just wrapped up a highly successful first season! With a company of thirty-five ensemble actors, six directors and ten playwrights, founders Bob Rusch and John Patrick Patti, First Look Buffalo produced 2 full-length productions, a production of one-act plays, a series of staged productions, readings, and workshops. We hope you will join us for the 2023-2024 at our new home:
Canterbury Woods Performing Arts Center
705 Renaissance Drive | Williamsville, NY 14221
New 2023-2024 Plays
FAUCI AND KRAMER
A new play by Drew Fornarola
Directed by Kate Powers
Produced by Bob Rusch and Emily Glick
Starring Steve Jakiel and Louis Colaiacovo
February 23 to March 17, 2024. Fridays and Saturdays 8pm. Sundays 2pm
"America's Doctor" Anthony Fauci and playwright and activist Larry Kramer had an unlikely and complicated friendship, when both were fighting the AIDS crisis from opposite ends, of the political spectrum, in the 90s. After Kramer's death during COVID, his spirit visits Fauci one last time to discuss art, power, progress, and where we go from here. Fauci and Kramer is a heartfelt new play that takes a serious and sometimes comical look at this famously complex relationship.
THE A.I. AT DELPHI
he A.I. at the Delphi
A new play by Bella Poynton
Directed by Jeffrey Coyle
April 26 to May 19, 2024. Friday and Saturdays 8 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m.
Iz is an A.I., invented by the premiere intelligence engineer Pythia, her ‘mother.’ As the director of Delphi, the world’s leading technology company, Pythia has allowed Iz to develop as a thinking, feeling entity. Now, Iz has decided she deserves the same rights and privileges as other human beings, including the right to work, vote, hold public office, and marry. While Pythia believes this is the natural next step in Iz’s evolution, the humanist politician Anthros believes it is the first step towards the destruction of humanity.
Our Last Show
Our Mission Statement
First Look Buffalo Theatre Company’s mission is to develop and produce new plays, through a series of readings, workshops, and main stage productions intended for our local community who love and support live theatre. Working with playwrights from around the country, along with a local ensemble of actors, directors, and designers, this will keep the creative pipeline full of new plays and fuel the beautiful art form of live theatre for years to come.