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About Black Sheep Theatre


We envision a society where creativity and individuality are valued above convention and conformity; where people are free to live a full, rich, and rewarding life, doing work they love.


To fulfill this Vision, we provide:

  • An extraordinary live performance experience, with an emphasis on interactive, unique and experimental formats and emerging artists.
  • Service opportunities for participating artists to give back to the community.
  • Educational opportunities for students to develop communication, collaboration, teamwork, interpersonal and creative skills for a life-long journey of learning.

Charter Values

Individuality  We encourage and enable our artists and audience to express their uniqueness through their experience in the performing arts.

Willingness to Risk  We hold the self-evident truths that with risk comes reward, and the universe rewards action. We therefore hold in highest regard our artists' willingness to risk their ideas by putting them into action in exchange for the possibility of failure and ridicule from others, as well as the satisfaction of success.

Inclusion  We embrace, accept and value ideas from all dedicated artists, without regard to race, color, creed, gender, background, or life experience.

Artistic Excellence  We actively seek out collaborative opportunities with artists who take their work seriously, are devoted to developing their talents, and desire to grow as artists and continuously improve their skills.

Board of Directors for 2014-15

Nominations for the Board of Directors are now being accepted for 2014. To make a nomination (self-nominations accepted and encouraged!) please call us at (585) 861-4816 and leave a message.

Diane Mashia Artistic Director
Kathy Clay Treasurer
Charlie Cooper Community Liaison
Ex-officio Members Kristy Angevine-Funderburk - Publicity
Michael Vernon Harvey - Logistics & Eliminator of Confusion


TANYS, the Theatre Association of New York State

Black Sheep Theatre is a member of TANYS, the Theatre Association of New York State.

"TANYS is the primary voice of academic and community theatre in New York State. TANYS nurtures and supports the growth in all aspects of the craft of theatre. The Association offers trained adjudication services to member companies, sponsors the State Theatre Festival and conducts workshops at various locations throughout the year." - 'What is TANYS?' brochure

If you're interested in learning more about TANYS, please click here.

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