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Second Generation Theatre profiled on Buffalo Rising

The following article, “Second Generation Theatre Company” is by Sarah Maurer, and appeared on Buffalo Rising on May 20, 2013.

Three young women have set out to start up a new theater company in Buffalo. Kristin Bentley, Kelly Jakiel Copps and Arin Lee Dandes, all graduates of the SUNY Buffalo theater program, have found a home for their first production at The New Phoenix Theatre on Johnson Park in Downtown Buffalo.

“The New Phoenix Theatre on the Park is thrilled to help introduce Buffalo’s newest and most eagerly awaited Theatre Company, Second Generation Theatre,” said Richard Lambert, the Phoenix’s founder and executive director. “Kickstarting new talent is a mission that the New Phoenix has enjoyed since its inception in 1995. Having offered a home to Buffalo Ensemble Theatre, Subversive Theatre Company, Folkloric Dance company, Red Thread Theatre, Road Less Traveled Theatre and many more, the humble Phoenix continues to partner, produce and play with the best. And the best of what is ahead. We couldn’t be prouder of the newest achievement of Buffalo’s thriving theatre scene. We can only hope to introduce the NEXT generation of Buffalo theatre, as well. Ladies and Gentlemen, Presenting Second Generation Theatre Company…”

Second Generation Theatre Company plans on incorporating the talents of seasoned professionals, while shining a spotlight on many of Buffalo’s ‘up and comers.’