The Subversive Theatre Collective:

2002-2014: Now in the eleventh season of our theatre revolution!
Subversive Theatre: Where pissing you off is only the beginning

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  "The good citizen is not the one who merely lives in a Society: it is she or he who changes it to make it better.  
   Theatre can be the means through which you become a citizen, a place where you imagine a future world."

                 -Brazilian Director
                  Augusto Boal, 2004

Our 2011-2012 Line-Up of Events

     From staged readings and special events to full-scale productions of plays, here's what happening in our current subversive season!

 

Click on each highlighted title to read more about that particular project...

September 15 - October 15, 2011
one of the most notoriously "subversive" plays of all time!
MARAT/SADE
by Peter Weiss, Directed by Kurt Schneiderman*
Starring Lisa Vitrano, Christopher Standart*, and Kevin Iuzzini

ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Friday, October 7, 2011 @ 11pm
SUBVERSIVE BURLESQUE REVIEW
Featuring all five of Buffalo's daring burlesque troupes!

October 27 - November 19, 2011
the world premiere of...
GREENSPAN AND THE TRILOBITES
by Michael Fanelli*, Directed by Tilke Hill
Starring Verniece Turner+, Greg Howze, and others

November 25 - December 18, 2011
a new adaptation of Orwell's classic for the 99%
OCCUPY ANIMAL FARM
Adapted by Justin Karcher, Directed by Drew McCabe
Starring Jeffrey Coyle, Jonathan Shuey, & Brian Zybala*
Presented in collaboration with Theatre Jugend

Friday, December 9th, 2011 @ 10:30pm
OH (un)HOLY NIGHT: a very merry evening of subversive burlesque
Yuletide extravaganza featuring five of Buffalo's burlesque troupes!

January 6 - 15, 2012
a performative lecture and interactive workshop
IMPROVISED CONSCIOUSNESS
Conceived of and Coordinated by Josephine Anstey,  

Collectively developed by Intermedia Performance Studio

February 2 - 25, 2012
theater's unsurpassable Civil Rights Era masterpiece
A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by Lorraine Hansberry, Directed by Victoria Perez
Starring Peter Johnson and Patricia Armstrong*

March 15 - April 7, 2012
for installment #6 of our "Workers' Power Play Series"
opening just after what would've been Manny's 99th birthday

ELEGY FOR STANLEY GORSKI
by the one & only Manny Fried,
Directed by Kurt Schneiderman*
Starring Victor Morales, Christina Rausa, and Richard Hummert

April 20 - May 13, 2012
time for an outrageous gender-bending spoof!
SPEED THE PLOW
by David Mamet,
Directed by Christopher Standart* 
Starring Kevin Craig, Andrea Andolina, and Timothy Finnegan

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 
for our 11th annual May Day Staged Reading...

CHE by Mario Fratti
Directed by Victoria Perez*   Starring Rolando Gomez as Che Guevarra!

May 30 - June 9, 2012
our 2nd annual "Subversive Youth Series" presentation
BANG, BANG, YOU'RE DEAD!
by William Mastrosimone
, Directed by Kelly Beuth*
Featuring students of Performing Arts High School

June 21 - July 15, 2012
the 6th installment of our new political play showcase
sUBVERsIVE sHORTs 2012
by multiple playwrights from all across America!

July 4, 2012 @ 7pm
a special one-night-only event for Imperialism Day!
DONNY QUIXOTE!
by the Mysterious Rabbit Puppet Army of Chapel Hill, N.C.

July 26 - August 18, 2012
for our 8th annual show for the Buffalo "infringement" Festival
A MAN'S A MAN
by Bertolt Brecht
, Directed by Bob Van Valin*
Starring Eric Mowery as the ill-fated "Galy Gay"

* = indicates members of the Subversive Theatre Collective
+ = indicates members of the Actors' Equity Association

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