About Second Generation Theatre


To create powerful theatrical experiences that speak to and unite a community of diverse backgrounds, and to continually cultivate appreciation and understanding in audiences of all generations through education and engagement.


To blend experience and innovation to create theatrical experiences that enlighten, entertain, and unite the community.


Second Generation Theatre is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Buffalo, NY. Founded in 2013 by Kelly Copps, Kristin Bentley, and Arin Lee Dandes, SGT creates quality theatrical experiences that appeal to an emerging generation of theatre goers. By building on Buffalo’s strong theatrical roots, we strive to continue the area’s tradition of great theatre for generations to come.