Bringing Communities Together To Tell Their Stories

Post-Industrial Productions was founded in 2011 by Robert Van Valin to bring socially-relevant theatrical works to young and diverse audiences that had traditionally been underserved by the Buffalo theatre community. Now a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we seek to bring communities together by forming strategic partnerships with other non-profit organizations to raise awareness of important social issues and advocate for change using the universal language of theatre.

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A One-Night Staged Reading by Quinn D. Eli

Synopsis: A real-life adventure is taking place inside Damascus Comics. But there are no superheroes around to save the store’s African-American proprietor, Ramir, after his oldest friend and only employee, a white woman named Beth, attracts the attention of protestors and reporters in a case caught live on video: spotting two white children traveling in a car with a black man, Beth becomes convinced the children are in danger and calls the police, setting off a series of events that threatens the store she runs with Ramir, jeopardizes their relationship, and demands in the end an enormous price for Living While Black.

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