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New Phoenix Theatre seeks reliable, friendly front of house people for approximately 9 hours a weekend. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays a must. Modest nightly stipend.
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THREE AND A HALF STARS
"A cast of stalwarts makes this play work."
"Director Kurt Schneiderman, skilled at maneuvering these
mob scenes, literally, in and out of small quarters, does so
again here, reconfiguring the host New Phoenix acting
space into a series of steps and tiers."
Schneiderman makes great use of an old theatrical device,
the “tableau vivant,” live action captured and kept for an
instant, then resumed. It’s very effective here, inspired, portraitlike, with key lighting work by Chris Cavanagh."
“'On the Waterfront' can take its rightful place in the Worker’s series, alongside 'Waiting for Lefty,' 'Mother Jones' and the many labor-related plays of Manny Fried."
- TED HADLEY, THE BUFFALO NEWS"'
"It's a real feel-good story given a really strong production."
"What really makes it work is a series of tableaux of
violence, frozen in the flash of lights, flashes of the
violence on the docks."
“'On the Waterfront' is a stage classic and really worth
the trip to Johnson Park."
- AUGUSTINE WARNER, ONLINEBUFFALO.COM
Since opening doors in 1996, the New Phoenix Theatre on the Park has gained a reputation for award-winning, interdisciplinary theatre and for our continued support of new work and developing artists. Our mission is to present both classical and contemporary plays in ways that speak to our community, to rediscover the theatrical experience through the spirit of collaboration, and to revitalize the neighborhood in which our theatre stands.
Last season opened with the Artie award winning electric hit (and nominee for both a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award), IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY, by Sarah Ruhl. Next up was VIVIEN, by Rick Foster. This powerful, one-woman show about Vivien Leigh starred Josephine Hogan and was a co-production with Red Thread Theatre. Kelli Bocock-Natale promised, and delivered, a fresh new spin on PETER PAN, and Joseph Natale re-visited William Inge's COME BACK LITTLE SHEBA. We also hosted an exciting spring collaboration with the Buffalo Soundpainting Ensemble.
In addition, the New Phoenix has been completely repainted with the help of the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation. We opened
the new Keith Waterhouse Memorial Bar, at the foot of the main
staircase, during our run of OUR SONG.
In short, we look forward to an extraordinary season, and
we hope you’ll agree. With a full calendar of collaborating and
visiting artists, our board, our staff, our actors, and our sponsors are all working to make our humble, historic home into an inclusive enclave for the arts.
“The building which houses the dynamic New Phoenix Theatre company was built in 1884, which makes it the oldest theatre structure in Buffalo. The building at 95 Johnson Park had served functions from soup kitchen to lecture hall before it was abandoned and ultimately rescued by Richard Lambert, NP’s executive director. Though the building has gotten a much needed facelift, going to the New Phoenix still feels a bit like time travel, [given] the atmosphere, augmented by the autographed actor photos that line the walls and the new Keith Waterhouse Memorial Bar, modeled after the famed Blue Bar in Manhattan’s Algonquin Hotel. You never know what magic you’ll see — this past season was a blockbuster - but with this kind of backdrop, the stage has been set even before the actors appear.”
- Buffalo Spree
HOW TO STRETCH A DOLLAR BILL...
In 2011, the New Phoenix company became outright owners of its own, historic home, and is the only company in Buffalo to do so. We owe our longevity to our ability to stretch every dollar to its limit, and, of course, to our partners, donors, and friends. For just $100.00, you can purchase a Member's Pass which gives you five seats to use any way you wish and us the means to continue our artistic goals, our renovations, and our community work. It’s the best deal in town, and you'll see every dollar put to maximum use on stage and around you as our award-winning company brings you cutting edge titles from London and New York, fresh takes on the classics, and original, inter-disciplinary work.
105 BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP...
This year, we ask that you join us as a member to help us to revitalize the economic and cultural landscape of our area, to continue our service to our community, and to revitalize ourselves. Every dollar earned goes directly on stage or into improvements designed to serve our work, our audiences, and our ability to sustain ourselves in times of change. Your $100.00 membership buys you five tickets to use in any way you wish and helps us in a hundred ways.
Come see for yourself! Please join us. You can email us for more details about tax-deductible, specific gifts at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
And welcome! We hope our historic home will become your
home for challenging theatre.
Richard Lambert, Founder and Executive Director
Bob Waterhouse, Artistic Director
The New Phoenix Theatre On The Park is a proud member of
The Theatre Alliance Of Buffalo
The New Phoenix Theatre On The Park is grateful to M&T Bank, The Fund For the Arts, The New York State Council on the Arts, County of Erie, The Margaret L. Wendt Foundation, The Rupp Foundation, The Western New York Foundation, Talking Leaves and WBFO for their support.
The New Phoenix is a proud member of The Johnson Park Association. Please join our friends on the web at http://www.johnson-park-assoication.org/