"I'm writing this review now to remind some or let others know for the first time that the Brazen-Faced Varlets are not to be missed."  Peter Hall, Buffalo Rising

Stefanie Warnick as Joan in La Pucelle

Brazen-Faced Varlets

2021 - 2022 Season



All Through the Night by Shirley Lauro

All Through the Night speaks directly with a warning for today.  Set during and after the Third Reich, this work is a stylistic, surrealistic play inspired by interviews with German, gentile women.  With a minimal set, minimal props, and an unconventional time frame that jumps chronological order, the play sweeps from the women's teen years through adulthood during WWII and beyond.  The Nazi Regime impacts the women's lives as they struggle over work, religion, marriage, and motherhood.  Making overwhelmingly hard choices, they survive or succumb to Hitler's reign and are ultimately changed forever.  

Featuring: Sarah Emmerling, Kaeli McGinnis, Jessie Miller, Kathleen Rooney, and Stefanie Warnick.  Directed by Lara D. Haberberger and Stage Managed by Leyla Gentil.


Shows: 10/8, 10/9, 10/15, 10/16, 10/22, 10/23 at 8:00 pm and 10/24 at 2 pm.

Alleyway's Main Theater - 1 Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo, NY.


My Left Breast by Susan Miller

"I am a one-breasted, menopausal, Jewish, bisexual lesbian Mom, and I'm coming soon to a theatre near you!" A woman's humorous and moving encounters with relationships, parenthood, cancer, and her ever-changing self are charted in this searingly honest solo piece.


Directed by Alley Griffin and featuring: Lara D. Haberberger


​Shows: 3/18, 3/19, 3/25, 3/26, 4/1, and 4/2 at 8:00 pm

Alleyway's Cabaret Theater - 1 Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo, NY - entrance off of Main Street


Anton in Show Business  by Jane Martin

This madcap comedy follows three actresses across the footlights, down the rabbit hole, and into a strangely familiar Wonderland that looks a lot like American theatre – the resemblance is uncanny! As these women pursue their dream of performing Chekhov in Texas, they’re whisked through a maelstrom of “good ideas” that offer unique solutions to the Three Sisters’ need to have life’s deeper purpose revealed. In the tradition of great backstage comedies, Anton in Show Business conveys the joys, pains, and absurdities of “putting on a play” at the turn of the century.  Directed by Lara D. Haberberger and stage managed by Leyla Gentil.  Costumes designed by Rachel Maggs.  Featuring: Madeline Allard, Rachael Buchanan, Sarah Emmerling, Heather Fangsrud, Mira Steuer, Davida Tolbert, Alyssa Walsh and Stefanie Warnick.


Alleyway's Cabaret Theater - 1 Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo, NY - entrance off of Main Street


Shows: May 2022