About Second Generation Theatre


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.


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.

Diversity & Inclusion Statement

Second Generation Theatre (SGT) strives to be a diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization, where all employees and volunteers feel valued and respected regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education, or disability.CLICK HERE to read our full statement.

Kristin Bentley as Marianne
Kristin Bentley
Executive Director
Kelly Copps
Artistic Director
LauRen Alaimo
Education Coordinator
Kate Boswell
Literary Director
Emma English
Production Manager

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716-508-SGT0 (7480)
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Second Generation Theatre
40 Allegany Avenue
Kenmore, NY 14217

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