I want to give props to Buffalo Rising for writing about something very cool that I had not heard about yet: the documentary Long Live TOY— Defending Children’s Theatre in the Nickel City. This is a feature length look at the fight to support Buffalo’s culturals, focusing specifically on Theatre of Youth (TOY).
Here is a description from the film’s website:
LONG LIVE TOY, Defending Children’s Theatre in the Nickel City profiles the world of a children’s theater 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 unforeseen local funding cuts to the arts.
Best of all, you can stream the entire film on the site. I urge you to watch it, and keep in mind how lucky we are to have cultural entities like Theatre of Youth in Buffalo.