Adam Mickiewicz Library and Dramatic Circle

Members of Torn Space Theater held a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday to mark the second phase of renovations.

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Since Torn Space Theater made the historic landmark its home, the Adam Mickiewicz Library and Dramatic Circle has been central to a number of ambitious site-specific productions. With the support of the UB CAI grant,  the Mickiewicz will host two separate performances for multiple runs this weekend. The group 600 Highwaymen presents Manmade Earth. Torn Space Theater is producing Light/Station, which will lead patrons from the Mickiewicz outside to a massive stone sculpture to an organ concert in St. Stanislaus Church.


Once again this year, the Response Performance Festival will utilize the space at Silo City for a site-specific production. According to Dan Shanahan, Artistic Director at Torn Space Theater, more elements and venues have been added. Some performances will feature a boat ride along the Buffalo River, and Bridgman/Packer Dance will perform inside the bed of a 17-foot box truck at Canalside and at the Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle.


Buffalo Rising

Jessica Marinelli of Buffalo Rising is effusive in her praise of Torn Space Theater. "If you haven't been there, you should go." On WBFO's Press Pass, Marinelli highlights Torn Space's recent production of  "Far Away," and the theater company's home, the historic Adam Mickiewicz Library and Dramatic Circle. "It's a gem on the East Side."


Plans would expand arts opportunities in Buffalo

Feb 23, 2016
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After the area lost three theaters to development, it looks as if arts development projects are coming back.  One plan looks to expand a cultural site on Fillmore Avenue while another would convert of a former church on Richmond into a dance center.


Nora's departure from her marriage at the end of 19th century Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen's A DOLL'S HOUSE marked the beginning of the modern age of theater, but apparently, 20th century Swedish director Ingmar Bergman felt that Ibsen didn't go far enough. Enter NORA which opened last night.