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SDP 2016 Summer Job Opportunity

(please email Resumes by April 8th to
The Live Audio Reinforcement Engineer is responsible for the setup, operation, removal and maintenance of all audio equipment needed for the production Shakespeare In Delaware Park’s summer plays.
Basic responsibilities include the reinforcement of actor’s lines through the use of wireless microphones as well as stage microphones, as well as the following:
Maintain 20 Shure ULX-P wireless mics and corresponding elements
-Cleaning mic elements on a regular basis
-Programming frequencies
-Troubleshooting faulty elements/transmitters
-Changing batteries for every performance
Mix all 20 wireless microphones during rehearsals and shows
Applicant should be comfortable with operating and programming a digital console, specifically the Midas Pro2. Applicant could be trained.
Maintain a Telex wireless comm system and corresponding belt pack receivers.
The availability to assist with season set up and strike of audio equipment is preferred.
Applicant must be available to attend all rehearsals and performances of the two (2) summer productions. Each production runs three (3) weeks with performances six (6) nights a week, with rehearsals set the week before opening of each production.
Hourly staging work is also available in pre-production and post production of each play.
Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older upon employment.
High school diploma or its equivalency required.
Two (2) years basic experience in the setup, operation, removal and maintenance of any one or more of the following technical areas: audio and staging.
Must have basic knowledge of technical theater and its components and possess competent skill sets and a working knowledge of standard theatrical equipment and principals.
Language Skills and Reasoning Ability:
Must possess excellent communication skills.
Must have the ability to deal effectively and interact well with the customers and employees.
Must have the ability to resolve problems/conflicts in a diplomatic and tactful manner.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately loud.
Must be able to stand, walk, and move through all areas of the outdoor theatre.
Must be able to lift up to fifty (50) pounds.
Maintain physical stamina and proper mental attitude to work under pressure in a fast-paced, theatre environment and effectively deal with customers, management, employees, and members of the business community in all situations.
Please Email Resumes by April 8th To:

22nd Annual Fabulous Feast & Auction presents SHREW FEST


The 22nd Annual Fabulous Feast and Auction


Saturday April 9th, 2016


March 2016- Buffalo, NY…Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Shakespeare in Delaware Park’s  The 22nd Annual Fabulous Feast and Auction is right around the corner.  Indulge in a scrumptious 5 course meal of delicious food and cocktails as this year we theme our feast: SHREW FEST in honor of this summer’s 41st season production of TAMING OF THE SHREW.

The Fabulous Feast will take place April 9th from 6 to 10pm at Buffalo’s own medieval castle, the Connecticut Street Armory. This one of kind event was voted as BUFFALO’S BEST LONG STANDING FUND RAISER 2015 by Buffalo Spree Magazine.

Join in on the fun where you’ll mingle with a whole array of Shakespearean characters.  Partake in games of “Elizabethan Chance”, have your photo booth picture taken in your finest apparel (we’ll even supply the crowns!).  Be amazed by all the entertainment that will surround you: music, dancers, jugglers, sword fights and much much more! And whatever you do-don’t miss out on the 3 royal auctions, silent, ticket and live with splendiferous items to bid on.

Come one, come all and help support Shakespeare in Delaware Park’s 41st Season of FREE Shakespeare.  Tickets are $80/$150 per couple for SDP members, $100/$180 per couple for nonmembers (ticket price includes all food, drink and entertainment)

Sponsorship tables are available.

Shakespearean attire is encouraged but not required.  Get your tickets now by calling 856-4533 or visit the website at or like us on Facebook at RSVP cutoff date is Friday March 28th.

Interviews for SHAKESPEARIENCE have been announced!





Contact: Lisa Ludwig or Tracy Snyder, 856-4533

March 3, 2016


Shakespeare in Delaware Park Announces Shakespearience Interviews


Interviews for SHAKESPEARIENCE, (Shakespeare in Delaware Park’s high school apprentice program) are scheduled to be held on: April 16, 2016

9am to 12pm at Sacred Heart Academy -3860 Main Street


CALL 856-4533 by April 8th for an appointment


Session I : WINTERS TALE will run from: June 18 to July 17


Session II : TAMING OF THE SHREW will run from: July 23 to August 21


This season’s productions are:

WINTERS TALE directed by Saul Elkin- June 23– July 17

TAMING OF THE SHREW directed by Steve Vaughan- July 28 – August 21


SHAKESPEARIENCE is open to area high school students; this program is designed to provide in-depth theatrical experience with theatre professionals. Each session runs for five weeks, beginning the week prior to regularly scheduled SDP performances. In addition to attending theatre classes (Tuesday-Friday 1:30-4:30) students will gain hands-on experience in an SDP professional production as part of the technical crew and will perform on the main stage (the final Friday of the session) in a student performance, preshow to the SDP season production. Applicants will be required to participate in an enrollment interview and prepare a short Shakespeare Monologue/ Sonnet.


Tuition is $400 per five-week session. Scholarships are available.




For an appointment or further information call 856-4533.

Bvffalo Bard 2016: 400 Years Since Shakespeare


March 5, 2016:

For more information, see

Or contact: Barbara Bono, UB Associate Professor, English, and Coordinator (; 716-207-0690)


Welcome to “Bvffalo Bard 2016: 400 Years Since Shakespeare”!

 Bard Logo 2016


Design by John Bono/Renee Ruffino. This image combines a drawing of a large bull buffalo by late-19th/early 20th-century American naturalist Ernest E. Thompson Seton with the famous engraving of Shakespeare from the 1623 First Folio by Martin Droeshout.


2016 marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. During this year, “all the world’s a stage” for commemorations of the Bard’s life and work. Here in Western New York, we will join the celebration with a year-long calendar of public humanities events, including local performances, conferences, tours, and exhibits, all centered around Will and the work he created.

Our libraries will offer their community spaces and show their collections for a number of events, including early Folio and Rare Book exhibits, the Milestones of Science exhibit, a Shakespeare Read-A-Thon, and on Shakespeare’s April 23nd birthday a reception in conjunction with the annual Nichols’ Regional High-School Shakespeare Conference, done this year in collaboration with “Will Power” sponsored by Nardin Academy. The downtown Buffalo & Erie County Public Library will also host competitions, festivals, and book-making sessions for lovers of Shakespeare from all “seven ages of man,” infancy to old age. All are welcome!

In 2016, Shakespeare in Delaware Park will also celebrate their 41st season on a brand new stage, made possible by generous donations from the community of Buffalo at large. In honor of this exciting time, they will start the season with a reprise of their first-ever production, the heart-rending and magical The Winter’s Tale, and round out the summer spectacular with the crowd-pleasing The Taming of the Shrew.


Other events throughout the year include over a dozen theatrical productions, a major academic conference–“Object and Adaptation: The Worlds of Shakespeare and Cervantes”–exhibits, screenings, talks, tours, concerts, competitions, and much, much more.

Most events are free and open to the public, although a few will require a nominal entrance fee.

We hope this year will be a region-wide celebration. If your school, organization, or group is interested in contributing to the calendar, please contact us!

Click on the web-site tabs to find out some of the marvelous things we have in store for you!


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