Past News

WATCH: Long Live TOY: Defending Children’s Theatre in the Nickle City

Sunlit Bridge Productions presents an eMBAus Film. ‘Long Live TOY, Defending Children’s Theatre in the Nickle City’ profiles the world of a children’s theatre company located in the third poorest city in the USA. Follow the TOY company in Buffalo, NY as they forge through their 40th season in the face of unforseen local funding cuts to the arts.

Tracy Snyder and Laura Curthoys join the company as managing director and director of development in our 2019-2020 season.

“We are very excited to have Tracy and Laura as a part of TOY’s management team,” “They join our theatre at such a pivotal time and we are confident their leadership and talents will continue to guide TOY in a direction that will provide the most enriching experience for children and their families.” – Vice president, Mary Czopp

Heritage Insights: The Allendale Theatre

“In 1985, the [Allendlae] marquee collapsed into Allen Street, the event a metaphor for how far Buffalo—all American cities—had fallen to neglect.” 

A Thank You to the Theatre of Youth

“…You treated her with patience, kindness, and respect and for that we are eternally grateful. It is an experience we’ll never forget.”

Another Voice: Theatre of Youth Benefits Entire Community

“An amazing thing happens at the Theatre Of Youth (TOY) when the lights dim. Hundreds of children quiet immediately and remain so as their attention is keenly focused on the performance. They evidence a mindset teachers often have difficulty accomplishing in their classrooms. And the end of each performance is as poignant as the beginning. During the discussion after each play, the students’ interest is evidenced by their endless questions. Their intellectual curiosity has been aroused”.

WATCH: American Theatre Wing’s Documentary About Curtain Up!

Includes interview with TOY’s Artsitic Director Meg Quinn

TOY performances used as education tool

“The children shows are selected not only to engage, but to challenge children and offer a lesson. The themes include self-esteem, self-confidence, acceptance and handling disappointment.” -Elieen Buckley, WNED

Allendale employees share tales from inside reportedly haunted theatre

WIVB Interviewed Artistic Director Meg Quinn, Resident Composer Chester Popiolkowski, Managing Director Kevin Leary, and Marketing Coordinator Mike Kelly about the hauntings inside the Allendale the morning of the GHOSTS @ THE ALLENDALE event.

WATCH: Theatre gets creative to replace old lighting

WGRZ Talked to Artistic Director Meg Quinn about our Christmas Bulb Ornament fundraiser