Buffalo Community Theater was founded in 1986 by then-Community Education Director Bridget Gothberg, who, lamenting the recent loss of a long-time local community theater, Wright County Arts Association, contacted three new Buffalo residents with theater background to see about founding a new community theater. Carol Moore, Michael Walsh and Erin Walsh agreed to direct, supervise music, and choreograph a traditional melodrama as the first Buffalo Community Theater production.
After almost ten years under Community Education’s wing, BCT achieved 501c3 independent non-profit status, formed a Board of Directors, and has continued to produce 2-4 plays annually, ranging from Shakespeare to musical comedy, and from mysteries to children’s theater. BCT plays are known for their original staging, scenery, costume design and choreography, as well as for using full pit orchestras for their summer musicals. BCT strives to preserve respectful professional relationships, collaboratively create original versions of published plays, and to value our volunteer talent.
Buffalo Community Theater is dedicated to providing quality amateur theatrical experiences for residents of all ages in Buffalo and the surrounding communities, while providing imaginative and entertaining audience experiences.