Nine new 10-minute plays to enjoy from home when we all hunker down one more time this season.

Post-Industrial Productions, a nonprofit theatre company, is excited to  introduce Digitally Dramatized: Video Plays for the New World, a new virtual performance series  featuring 10-minute plays written specifically for the video conferencing medium. These 9 new pieces are  currently being written by a team of local and national playwrights, and will be performed live over the  course of 3 performance dates in October and November on the Facebook Live platform. 

The short plays are intended to embrace the unique strengths of virtual performance, and will explore  themes of connection and the challenges / opportunities that online video platforms have presented us as a society. As PIP’s artistic director Bob Van Valin explained, “We saw what other theatre companies  around the country were doing to adapt to the pandemic and decided we didn’t want to try to adapt traditional theatre to a medium that didn’t really suit it. Instead, we decided to invert that idea and  produce new work intended to be performed using the video conferencing medium.” 

The Digitally Dramatized series aligns well with the company’s stated mission to use technology and  video to engage with younger audiences who have traditionally been underserved by the established  theatrical community. To keep the series accessible, the board of Post-Industrial Productions has decided  not to charge tickets to the virtual performances and will instead be soliciting audience donations. 

Performances for Digitally Dramatized will be broadcast on Facebook Live on October 23rd, November  6th, and November 20th at 7:30pm. Full details can be found on the company’s website. 

PIP was founded in 2011 by artistic director Bob Van Valin as a  vehicle for producing socially-relevant theatre that generates discussion on issues that are important to  young people. The company was formally registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2018, and  is currently overseen by a 9-member board of directors.