Quarantine Stories

Post-Industrial Productions is proud to introduce Quarantine Stories, a virtual evening of new spoken word stories, poems, and monologues created by the Western New York community and curated by the Post-Industrial Productions team.

Call for Stories

Post-Industrial Productions is seeking 2-4-minute stories, spoken word pieces, poems, or monologues (roughly 500 word limit) that can be performed by local actors for an audience on a virtual platform. These stories should address the COVID-19 crisis, and the difficulties the pandemic has created for communities, families, and individuals.

Weekly Themes

  • Week 1, 5/29 – Resilience. What’s the toughest part of your day? What is the best part? How do you move forward?
  • Week 2, 6/12 – Fear. What was an experience during this time that frightened you? Was there a specific moment that brought you into the realization that this experience would be different than all others?
  • Week 3, 7/10 – The Future. Once this is over, what memories do you think will stick with you? How will your life change?
  • Week 4, 7/24 – Hope. Give us an example of something that has given you comfort and hope during this time.

Connecting for a Cause

100% of the funds raised through Quarantine Stories virtual events will benefit select WNY nonprofits and charities.

Each installment of Quarantine Stories will help raise funds on the behalf of a different WNY nonprofit or charity. During the event, a donate button will be placed prominently in the viewing window and audience members will be encouraged to make a donation to benefit the participating organization.

Quarantine Stories Week 4: To Benefit PUSH Buffalo

Friday, July 24 2020 at 7:30 PM

PUSH Buffalo Website

Submit Your Story

Please submit your story below. Are you an actor looking to get involved with this project? Send us an email with your headshot and resume!