Theater Talk: More Artie noms next week; theater needs new faces on stage and in the audience

Jul 31, 2020

The remainder of the 2019-2020 Artie Award Nominations will be revealed Wednesday August 5 and 12 at noon on WBFO's Facebook Live. Zoom continues to be the dominant platform which, while not technically "theater," is an excellent space for new play development allowing for a wider audience than a typical reading. COVID is forcing some changes as is #BlackLivesMatter which is demanding more than simply gestures. And, if traditional audiences can't keep up, then, "don't change their minds; change their faces."

The first live actor theater run begins this weekend with Torn Space's SILENCE at Silo City. "Wildfires, a global pandemic, and Black Lives Matter have coalesced, providing a stark portrait of a society in need of change." (First few performances are sold out; tickets must be pre-purchased on line.)
Credit Michael Thomas

With Phase Four of the reopening of the region underway, Torn Space Theater is preparing to present its first in-person production since the start of the pandemic. "Silence" debuts this Friday (first two shows are sold out) at Silo City, which has been home to previous site-specific productions from Torn Space. Artistic Director Dan Shanahan says the work reflects "this unprecedented moment we're living in" when he spoke with WBFO's Jay Moran (listen here).

A new performance for Silo City by Torn Space Theater

Remaining Dates: August 2, August 7-9, August 14-16 2020

Time: Doors at 7:00pm, Show starts promptly at 7:30pm

Venue: 85 Silo City Row Buffalo, NY 14203

Limited capacity – Purchase Tickets Here

Tickets available online only, patrons must show proof of purchase (print at home receipt, smartphone receipt, etc) for contactless entry.