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2002-2014: Now in the twelfth year of our kamikaze journey!
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  "The Arts are the 
locale for a kind of guerilla warfare . . . they're subtle so the Establishment gambles that they won't lead to anything threatening.     
   But the Establishment often loses that gamble." 

-Howard Zinn
2003

Scrapbook
A melange of pictures from our 2008 productions

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The Gang's All Here!
The voluminous cast of our November/December production of THE DROP HAMMER by our playhouse's very namesake -- Manny Fried as the second production ever to be performed in our newly enshrined Manny Fried Playhouse.  Manny himself -- age 95 -- can be seen in the bottom right of the photo.
The rest of the cast from left to right . . .
Top Row: Kevin Dennis*, Tim Eimiller, Marshall Maxwell*, Victor Morales, Dave A. Hoffmann, Brian Zybala*, Tony Tyrpak*
Middle Row: Betsy Strother, Guy DeFedericis*, Robert "Hodie" Hodas*, Anthony Giambrone, Dan Sterlace*, Erik Eimiller, Jack Agugliaro*, stage manager Virginia Brannon*
Bottom Row: Leon S. Copeland, Jr.*, Director Kurt Schneiderman*, Tom Izard*, Betsy Bittar, Playwright Manny Fried*.

Caught in the Middle!
Union Organizer Dave Sigmund (Tim Eimiller, center) pulls apart warring Union President Stanley Gorski (Dave A. Hoffmann, left) and embattled Financial Secretary Carl Morgan (Victor Morales, right) as accusations fly out of control in Manny Fried's DROP HAMMER at the Manny Fried Playhouse in November/December of 2008.

 
The Faces Behind the Characters:
In one of those rare beautiful moments where art, life, and world events come together, Subversive Theatre had the opportunity to reprise segments of our production of MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE about the American Human Rights Activist killed in the Gaza Strip for at a speech given by Rachel Corrie's real life parents at the University at Buffalo in September of 2008.
Pictured left: Subversive Theatre's own Katie White* who played Rachel in our rendition stands in between Craig and Cindy Corrie with Subversive Theatre's Artistic Director Kurt Schneiderman* at their left.

Home At Last!
After six years of tumbleweed existence, Subversive Theatre at long last established a home base founding the mighty "Manny Fried Playhouse" out of a small warehouse space on the third floor of North Buffalo's Great Arrow Building.
With our grand opening in September of 2008, we kicked off our first-ever full season of plays with the Buffalo debut of Canadian playwright Judith Thompson's PALACE OF THE END starring Kelly Beuth* (left) as Abu Graib sadist Lyndie England, Lawrence Rowswell* (center) as Britain's controversial weapons inspector Dr. David Kelley, and Dana Block* (right) as the persecuted Iraqi civil rights advocate Nehrjas Al Saffarh.

Out There . . . And Then Some!
Two fascist prison guards (mask-clad actresses Candice Kogut, left and Mary Jayne Ertel, center right) drag wrongfully condemned muzzled prison Pronos (Leonard Ziolkowski, center left) to his execution under the haunting gaze of the unyielding warden (mask-clad Jessica Stuber*, right) in our oh so experimental rendition of Fernando Arrabal's ...AND THEY PUT HANDCUFFS ON THE FLOWERS. in the basement of the former Kitchen Distribution Warehouse, July-August 2008, as part of the 2008 Buffalo "infringement" Festival.

Take This Job And Shove It!
Actors Moira Keenan (left), Jennifer Linch* (right), and Arianna Boykins (center) make up just a few of the disgruntled employees of "Kenny's" in our production of NICKEL AND DIMED at the Alt Theatre in April-May of 2008.

 
The Truth Will Out:
Actor Katie White* is deeply caught up in her e-mails reporting the atrocities she witnessed in the Gaza Strip in MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE at the Main Street Cabaret in March of 2008.

Overworked, Underpaid:
Actors Richard Lambert+ and Kate LoConti play the quintessential struggling-to-get-by couple Joe & Edna in our Artie Award-winning rendition of Clifford Odets' WAITING FOR LEFTY at the New Phoenix Theatre, Jan-Feb 2008.
Onlookers in the background from left to right: M. Joseph Fratello, Rich Kraemer, and Hasheen DeBerry*.

* = indicates members of the Subversive Theatre Collective
+ = indicates members of the Actors' Equity Association

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