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)