Green Buffalo Productions (GBP) is bringing back their Spooky One-Act Play Festival this October with a fresh program filled with Halloween-themed plays. This second annual fundraising event will return to the University Heights Community Laboratory (the CoLab) on 9 West Northrup Place and will feature local playwrights, actors and directors.
The six pieces will be directed by GBP veterans Leyla Genl, Zack Hatrick and Emma Tryon. According to co-founder Ellen Scherer, “When the time came to choose directors for Spooky, we found this was the easiest decision we’ve ever made. Leyla, Zack and Emma bring great ideas to the table. They work hard and have a dedication to their craft as well as to Green Buffalo Productions. It’s an absolute pleasure to have them on our team.”
Returning playwright and founder of Rochester Spoken Word Scott Seifritz is excited to get back to work with GBP. “I’m a huge fan of Green Buffalo Productions and what they’re doing. They are a huge asset to the Buffalo community and to all of Western New York as well. If you haven’t attended one of their events or otherwise engaged their services, you’re missing out on something special!”
GBP is thrilled to have Seifritz as well as Justin Pope and j. Snodgrass on board again this year. Emily Bystrak, David Goddard and Justin Karcher are also excited to debut new work with the company.
The second annual Spooky One-Act Play Festival was developed as a fundraiser for Green Buffalo Productions’ 2019-2020 season. There will be items available for raffle; raffle tickets can be purchased via cash or Venmo.
Tickets for the second annual Spooky One-Act Play Festival are $15 per person and can be purchased online via Brown Paper Tickets at gbpspooky19.bpt.me starting Oct. 1. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26 with doors opening at 7 p.m.
Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door while they last. The event was so popular last year that producers Ellen Scherer and Madison Sedlor decided to add a second night of performances. “We had people knocking on the door in the middle of the show to get in,” admitted Sedlor. Buying your tickets ahead of time is the best way to ensure you get a great seat!”
Green Buffalo Productions is a team of young professionals working in theatre, art and creative writing. Each of their team members brings distinct talents to the company, ensuring they can oversee every step of the production process. Their mission is to bring attention to underrepresented voices in the Western New York community by producing new works of theater and providing resources for unpublished writers. Their three main objectives are to foster the creation and production of original works of theater, to provide opportunities for marginalized writers and performers by remaining accessible and encouraging, and to enrich the community through meaningful collaboration.
More information about Green Buffalo Productions events and services can be found on their website at greenbuffaloproductions.weebly.com. You can also follow GBP on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, or send them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.