Every year, the Conference presents multiple evenings of live theatre that are included with the cost of registration, or only $10 for individual performances.
Sunday, June 14, 8:00 PM
Truth Be Told: Sinners and Saints, designed by Gregory Pulver and Timothy Brown, features our Play Lab Respondents reading from their work, plus non-writers reading from work that stirs their own heart. A great opportunity to look inside the mind of a play-maker, this annual event is a chance to journey into the heart of artists. Suggested for audiences 16 and up.
Monday, June 15, 8:00 PM
Perseverance Theatre presents Bostin Christopher and Lucy Peckham in Lisa Peterson & Denis O’Hare’s An Iliad; Directed by Art Rotch, Stage Managed by Nicoline Dawson. The Poet appears in an empty theatre to tell a story about sacrifice, war and the rage of mankind. Homer’s classic comes roaring to life in a contemporary new telling and becomes breathtakingly relevant. Bostin Christopher takes on the role of The Poet in this unflinching account about our unshakeable attraction to violence, destruction and chaos. Suggested for audiences 13 and up.
Tuesday, June 16, 8:00 PM
TBA Theatre presents William Missouri Downs’ Cockeyed, directed by Erin Dagon Mitchell. TBA Theatre presents William Missouri Downs’ Cockeyed, directed by Erin Dagon Mitchell. After discovering the woman he loves looks right through him, literally, Phil sets out to prove his existence and win Sophia’s heart. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch called Cockeyed a clever romantic comedy, Talkin’ Broadway called it “hilarious,” while Playback Magazine said that it was “fresh and invigorating.” Recommended for audiences 14 and up.
Wednesday, June 17, 8:00 PM
Buffalo Laboratory Theatre presents Build Your Own Adventure: Mystery of the Silver Chalice, Starring John Kaczorowski and Ray Boucher, Written and Directed by Taylor Doherty. Robert has never been very good with the ladies – in fact, he’s borderline pathetic. But now, thanks to a silver chalice and a magical new friend, Robert might have one last chance at love… but he needs YOUR help! Using the latest in theatre technology, the audience uses small audience-response remote controls to direct the choices Robert makes throughout the show! Suggested for audiences ages 12 & up.
Thursday, June 18, 8:00 PM
Cyrano’s Theatre presents Shakespeare’s Macbeth, directed by one of this year’s Jerry Harper Service Award winners, David Edgecombe, and featuring the other, Elizabeth Ware, in the dream role of Lady M. This modern staging features strong political overtones, contemporary dress and lots of intrigue! There’s lots of multi-media… and perhaps even a little heavy metal! Suggested for audiences 12 & up.