Mission

Torn Space creates theater. Founded by Dan Shanahan and Melissa Meola, Torn Space Theater (TST) aims to create original, aesthetically innovative performances; to introduce internationally-renowned, contemporary performance to Western New York; and to cultivate the collaboration of actors, composers, sculptors, video artists and designers within our productions. Drawing from the leading edge of the global avant-garde, TST offers both original drama and new interpretations of existing plays. Using vivid imagery that both entertains and challenges our audience’s theatrical expectations, TST fully incorporates other arts disciplines—e.g., media, music, and the visual arts—into our design aesthetic.

Located in Buffalo, New York, Torn Space Theater is committed to bringing innovative performance to both our community and to the world.