20–21 Theater Plans At A Glance

At RLTP, the hope is that Maura Nolan Coseglia, Dan Urtz, and their castmates can reprise HAND OF GOD in spring.

Check theater websites for details and updates about all upcoming initiatives.

Alleyway: Stage season postponed until 21–22. Three major digital projects coming this fall, the first a series of solo works from fifteen local playwrights. 

Brazen-Faced Varlets: Planning March and May 2021 shows

Buffalo United Artists: Waiting until production is viable to begin planning

Desiderio’s Dinner Theater: Looking to open with small cast comedy as soon as possible

Irish Classical Theatre Company: Moving first two 20–21 shows to start of 21–22 and working to open season in October with a digital production of Sea Marks. Celtic Connections will continue through summer; other digital and in-theater programming is planned, the latter dependent on legal allowances for gathering.

Jewish Repertory Theatre: Offering a season subscription of filmed readings, but open to doing a production or two if it becomes viable

Kavinoky: I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers will open November 6 both live, with whatever seating is allowed, and livestreamed. Three remaining shows will begin in March. Live at the Kav streaming events will feature cabaret and conversation.

Lancaster Opera House: Keeping an eye toward March

MusicalFare: Releasing a video concert version of Swing, Swing, Swing—the originally planned summer show; if possible, this concert version will travel Amherst parks this month and next.

New Phoenix: Scrapping Curtain Up!’s Suddenly Last Summer and looking at two-handers for a possible September show.

O’Connell and Company: Continuing Readings With A Twist, but waiting on mounting planned shows or announcing dates

Paul Robeson Theatre: chose not to comment

Raíces Theatre Company: Releasing a digital reading of the new musical, El Closet Magico, this fall during Hispanic Heritage Month

Road Less Traveled Productions: Moving intact 20–21 season to 21–22; if possible by spring or summer, will remount Hand to God, followed by the last show of 19–20, The Curious Case of the Watson Intelligence

Second Generation Theatre: Planning its first season show, Constellations, as a hybrid streaming/live experience.

Shea’s: Planning to begin its 20–21 Broadway Series with a non-union tour of Tootsie, opening December 1. Remaining 2020 shows are rescheduled for next year.

Shakespeare in Delaware Park: Moving intact 2020 season to 2021; offering a forty-five-minute, socially distanced traveling Shakespeare highlights show in Olmstead parks this summer

Subversive: Canceled 20–21 season; looking for a new venue after leaving the Pierce-Arrow building’s Manny Fried Playhouse

Theatre of Youth: Planning nothing live until possibly fall 2021; exploring digital possibilities

Torn Space: Silence, an outdoor installation, runs July 31–August 16 at Silo City

Ujima Theatre Company: no response by press time, as the company was dealing with its founder’s passing (see sidebar about Lorna C. Hill)

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