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Welcome to the Department of Theatre & Dance Fall 2014 !


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We look forward to a productive and successful semester !


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Department of Theatre & Dance


Winston DukeCongratulations to UB Theatre alumnus Winston Duke '09 on his recent appearance on Law & Order: SVU. Duke earned his MFA in Acting from the Yale School of Drama in 2013 and is currently represented by another UB alumna, Jenna Winnett '08, a talent agent for Judy Boals, Inc. in New York City.

We're incredibly proud of all our graduates and their outstanding successes!



There's more than just the stage for our Theatre graduates! UB Design & Technology Major Chris Van Patten '12 is the founder and creative director of Van Patten Media, a digital agency that builds websites and products for Broadway entertainers, shows, and other creative businesses. Van Patten Media has worked with Susan Egan (original Belle, "Beauty and the Beast" on Broadway), "Buyer & Cellar" (smash-hit Off-Broadway play starring Michael Urie), Andrew Keenan-Bolger (original Crutchie, "Newsies" on Broadway), LML Music, Daryl Roth Theatrical Management, and many more.

The company also produces new theatrical works, including Ryan Scott Oliver's "35mm" and Max Friedman/Charlie Rosen's "The Bluest Ink."



From Buffalo to Broadway - Second Generation TheatreDon't miss the upcoming Buffalo Theatre Event: From Buffalo to Broadway: An Evening of Song and Story with Bethany Moore by Second Generation Theatre, March 24, 8pm at the New Pheonix Theatre. Founded in 2013 by UB Theatre graduates Kristin Bentley, Arin Dandes '09, and Kelley Copps '08, the Second Generation Theatre most recently produced Neil Labute's Some Girl(s) to critical acclaim. From Buffalo to Broadway features fellow UB Theatre & Dance alumna, Bethany Moore, currently appearing in the Broadway production of Pippin.  




Kudos to Theatre & Performance MA student Katie Lattimer! She recently participated in the 35th Annual Mid America Theatre Conference Playwriting Symposium’s Dramatists Play Lab. 



Sarah Bay-ChengProfessor Sarah Bay-Cheng, Director of the MA | PhD Program, has been selected to present as part of the 2014 Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research at Harvard University in June 2014. Dr. Bay-Cheng joins other leading world scholars in theatre and performance studies in this intensive two-week seminar for graduate students and junior faculty.




Stephen McKinley HendersonProfessor Stephen McKinley Henderson(Acting) appeared in the Academy-Award winning film Lincoln with Daniel Day Lewis, directed by Steven Spielberg. Often mentioned in the New York Times, Henderson is regularly festured in the Buffalo News. Last fall, Henderson headlined the August Wilson Red Door Project in Portland, Oregon and he continues as one of the preeminent interpreters of Wilson's work.



Tom RalabateProfessor Thomas Ralabate(Dance) received an Honorary Lifetime Member Award from the Dance Teachers' Club of Boston and American Society. This award recognized his many years dedicated to developing a professional curriculum for their Dance Education Training Course. Prof. Ralabate received the award on March 17, 2013 at the Hilton Hotel in Woburn, MA.