now in the sixteenth year of our kamikaze mission to bring you the most provocative, the most defiant, the most empowering, and the most urgently necessary plays under the sun...

 come be a part of the revolution, we look forward to subverting YOU!

july 25th - august 3rd
as part of the 2019 Buffalo "infringement" Festival

Blood Stained T-Shirt

written & performed by Tim Joyce

  featuring live music by Cameron Markott

"grand-scale dissent in an unpretentious production"

fresh from the Glasgow Comedy Festival comes the North American-debut of this intensely personal story by actor/comedian Tim Joyce about his real life experience being attacked at knife-point on Buffalo's West Side...

"my only regret is that I can't go and    see it a third, fourth, and fifth time"

-John Callum McCullers,      GLASGOW EVENING TIMES     

"heartbreaking, funny, heartbreaking, funny, and ultimately moving"

-Melanie Comb,
  Director, DEAD FUNNY 
  THEATRE COMPANY

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Subversive Accolades!

On January 16th, Subversive Theatre was honored to receive the 2019 Award for Arts & Cultural Leadership from the National Federation for Just Communities of Western New York.  At the same event our collective also received citations from Mayor Byron Brown, County Executive Mark Poloncarz, Assembly Member Crystal Peoples-Stokes and others.

Congrats to all branches of the Subversive Family Tree!

PICTURED RIGHT (from left to right): Board Members Donna & George Grace, Founder & Artistic Director Kurt Schneiderman, Associate Artistic Director Gary Earl Ross

congrats to the cast & crew of

 

Layla's Room

by Sabrina Mahfouz

  
the ninth installment of our annual "Subversive Youth Series"

congrats on a great production goes out to the cast & crew of

After the Fall

by Arthur Miller

 
presented in collaboration with Post-Industrial Productions

"Subversive offers you a splendid opportunity to see this seldom produced play"

-Willy Rogue Donaldson,    NIGHTLIFE MAGAZINE       

  3/28/19  

Congrats to the cast & crew of

Tales of the Driven

on the world debut of this subversive theatre original!

-Ben Siegel,  BUFFALO NEWS

  2/3/19    READ THIS REVIEW

"a parable of  
biblical scope"

3-and-a-half stars!!!
(out of four)

congratulations to the cast & crew of    

MOTHER JONES IN HEAVEN (AND HELL)
 on a great world debut!

-Peter Hall  BUFFALO RISING   11/2/18

READ THIS REVIEW

"It's not often you get so much history in such a wonderfully entertaining story."

 -Willy Rogue Donaldson  BUFFALO NIGHTLIFE   11/1/18 

"empowering, explosive"

-Judith Robinson,
  ONTARIO ARTS REVIEW

  11/11/18   READ THIS REVIEW

"well-cast, beautifully sung, entertaining, and educational (bonus!)" 

congratulations to the cast & crew of    

Fahrenheit 451
 on an extraordinary run for Curtain Up 2018 -- a great way to kick off our 16th season of radical theatre!

"the time could not be more perfect to revisit this dystopian tale..."

-Ben Seigel
BUFFALO NEWS   9/11/18

READ THIS REVIEW

"grand-scale dissent in an unpretentious production"

-Daniel Davey,
  BUFFALO THEATRE GUIDE

  9/8/18   READ THIS REVIEW

"a serious look at a serious issue worth telling in our troubled times."

-Ann Marie Cusella
BUFFALO VIBE   9/8/18

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"a very timely production about a population that not only doesn't read, but it doesn't think."

-Peter Hall
BUFFALO RISING   9/8/18

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"Art is NOT a Mirror to Reflect Reality But a Hammer to Shape It!"

-bertolt brecht