Downtown Jesuits Distinguished Speaker Series

651 Washington Street

Buffalo, NY 14203

November 10, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Admission is free and no need to register.

Parking is available at the M&T Bank lot for $3.

Parking in the street and St. Michael’s lot are free.

Tom Fontana

3-time Emmy award winning writer and a Buffalo native.

Fontana is currently prepping a new Showtime series, City on a Hill, for production. His honors include three Emmy Awards, four Peabody Awards, three Writers' Guild Awards, Four Television Critics Association Awards, the Cable Ace Award, the Humanitas Prize, a Special Edgar and the first prize at the Cinema Tout Ecran Festival in Geneva.

Fontana attended Canisius High School. While in school, he worked at Freddie’s Doughnuts. He graduated from SUNY Buffalo State, from which he later received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters. He spent three years in various jobs at The Studio Arena Theatre, before heading off to New York.

Fontana co-founded the non-profit charity, Stockings with Care. He’s on the Boards of the WGAE Foundation, The NYPD Police Museum, The Creative Coalition, The Acting Company, The Williamstown Theatre Festival and The International Council of The Paley Media Center.

He lives in New York City, but considers Buffalo home.

Lisa Ludwig

President of the Theatre District

Lisa Ludwig, president of the Theatre District Association and Executive - Managing Director of Shakespeare in Delaware Park, will lead the discussion which will be followed by questions from the audience.