Anne Frank Project

SUNY Buffalo State

1300 Elmwood Ave.

Donald Savage, 213

Buffalo, NY 14222

Drew Kahn, Director

Drew Kahn, Director

Drew is a Professor in the Theater Department at SUNY Buffalo State where he teaches acting, voice, movement (President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching/SUNY) and directs main stage productions (Kennedy Center Award).    He presents internationally on the universal language of theater and the intersection of storytelling and genocide as a means towards meaningful social change—most recently in Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Greece, Croatia, Morocco and Turkey.  Drew has extensive acting experience in regional theatre and off-Broadway (part of Andre’ DeShields’ original cast of Saint Tous), feature film (Paramount Pictures’ Necessary Roughness) as well as several television and commercial credits.  In Buffalo, New York, Drew was the host of WKBW-TV’s (ABC) AM Buffalo for six years, hosted the WNED (PBS) documentary Saving a Landmark:  The Darwin Martin House  (Telly Award) and has numerous local stage credits including In a Dark, Dark House, Lobby Hero, A Cat On A Hot Tin Roof and Baltimore Waltz (ArtVoice Artie Award). He received an MFA in Acting from Southern Methodist University and a BA in Drama from San Diego State University.  His favorite roles are husband to his wife Maria and dad to his children Sam and Nate.

Eve Everette, Assistant Director . 

Eve Everette, Assistant Director

Eve is involved with the devised theatre projects, manages AFP in the Schools programming, coordinates the annual social justice conference, and handles all web/social media for AFP. Eve is from Buffalo, NY and has traveled extensively, living and studying in Vancouver, Canada, Siena, Italy, and Glasgow, Scotland. She recently directed for Friends of the Buffalo Story, a local non-profit. Eve is also a facilitator for the National Federation for Just Communities in WNY, and a board member for the Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo. Eve earned an MFA in Classical and Contemporary Text for Acting at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow. She graduated with two degrees with honors: BA in Theatre Arts and Art History from SUNY Buffalo State. When she's not teaching or creating theatre, Eve is cooking, running, or traveling.

AFP Advisory Committee

Kara Ashby - Stage Manager, Theatre of Youth      

Dolores Battle - Professor Emeritus, Speech-Language Pathology, SUNY Buffalo State                

Lana Benatovich - President, National Federation for Just Communities                               

Don Erwin - Chief Information Officer, SUNY Buffalo State                                         

Sister Charlene Fontana  -  Assistant to the Director, Student Life, SUNY Buffalo State              

Bob Heffern - Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo

Tamara Horstman-Riphahn - Executive Assistant to the Dean, School of Education, SUNY Buffalo State

Naomi Mintzer - Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo

Fred Pascolini - Freelance Set Designer              

Allen Podet - Professor, Philosophy and Humanities,SUNY Buffalo State

Deborah Renzi - Coordinator, SWK Field Coordinator,SUNY Buffalo State

Sandra Sheppard - Lecturer, Social Work Department,SUNY Buffalo State

Irene Sipos  - Lecturer, Writing Program, SUNY Buffalo State

Carol Townsend - Associate Professor, Design Department, SUNY Buffalo State

Sophia Veffer - Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo

Sarah Velez - Associate Director, Student Life Office,SUNY Buffalo State                                    

Merritt Weisenberger - Executive Director/President,Peter's Mission, Inc.

Ralph Walstrom - Professor, English Department, SUNY Buffalo State   

Gail V. Wells  - Community Specialist and AFP Advisory Committee member

Kathy Wood - Associate Dean, School of Education,SUNY Buffalo State                                

Donn Youngstrom - Associate Professor, Theatre Department, SUNY Buffalo State            

AFP Staff

Project Artist Assistant - Allison Monaco

AFP Teaching Artists - Deonna Dolac, Allison Monaco, Shabar Rouse, Brittany Wysocki

Production Manager - Frances Hughes

Technical Director - Fred Pascolini