Working with community‐based organizations, ARTPARK invited a WIDE DIVERSITY OF PEOPLE to participate in workshops and classes to join in the creation of an ambitious work of PARTICIPATORY THEATRE led by working theatre professionals.
Beginning with Local Auditions and Performance Workshops
at Community Partner Locations
To Individual Group Rehearsals on Stage
Rehearsals with professional directors and choreographers
And working with Broadway Stars
Providing Artpark Theatre Academy Students the opportunity to
collaborate with their local community
Thank you to the local bussiensses for providing their support
Domino Tops Lewiston, NY- Food donations throughout the rehearsal process
St. Paul's Church- donated rehearsal space
Niagara Falls Coachline
Bringing the community together
"You could tell all on stage were so proud to be performing and felt the love from the audience. If only our world could learn from what was represented on your stage. I am so happy I attended. Your presentation will forever be a cherished memory."
- Karen Konecko
"This show was so touching and gave a message of coming home and inclusivity! Thanks to everyone, it was truly heartwarming!”
Apollo Creed in Broadway’s Rocky
Broadway’s Falsettos, Finding Neverland
Duke in Man of La Mancha, Reprise! Theatre in Los Angeles
"His ability and vision have expanded the art of mime."
-- Marcel Marceau
Set & Projections Design
Director of Production
Paschal Frisina III,
Carin Jean White,
Stephanie Klapper Casting,
Based on the model built by New York City’s prestigious The Public Theater, this production is truly theatre of, by, and for the people, celebrating the diversity of our region in a spirit of collaboration and inclusion.
The program is supervised by Artpark’s Director of Family Programming, Tanis Winslow.
Special thanks also to Francine DelMonte and Paschal Frisina III.
Artpark Theatre Academy is co-directed by Paschal Frisina III and Toni Dentico
A 4-week intensive for ages 10-18, exploring workshops in all aspects of musical theatre culminating in 2 performances of Artpark's The Odyssey!
Click here for more info and registration
We are so pleased to share the stage with our community partners!
Thank you to all participants
More groups to be announced!
Thank you to our Odyssey sponsors!
The Charles D. and Mary A. Bauer Foundation
The Donald f. and Barbara L. Newman Family Foundation
Special thanks to:
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
The Odyssey is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW), 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036 (866) 378-9758