Torn Space Theater


I’m sure that I’ve mentioned it a few times before, but I grew up a theater kid. I was always interested in performing and dance and singing…was I particularly amazing at all of these things?


BUT I was enthusiastic and passionate and I enjoyed the hell out of it all throughout middle and high school. Theater has stuck with me into adulthood and I love going to plays and musicals and becoming engrossed in the excitement of it all.

Recently, I was introduced to the local theatre troop Torn Space by Holly Kirkpatrick, who I recently interviewed (you can read her story here!) for my Nickel City Gritty series.

Who and what is Torn Space, you ask?

From their website: “Torn Space Theater is housed in the Adam Mickiewicz Library and Dramatic Circle on Fillmore Avenue in Buffalo. The Adam Mickiewicz Library and Dramatic Circle is a non-profit private club founded in 1895. It is the oldest Polish American organization in Western New York and is the oldest surviving Polish library in Buffalo. The library holds about 12,000 volumes with 400 hand-copied plays. The bar serves over 50 different imported beers with a large Polish selection. The “Circle” is also home to a large annual Dyngus Day party, as well as other cultural events.”

The very first Torn Space performance that I attended was called “Stations” and took place inside Silo City. it was intense and moving and unlike anything I’ve seen before. Last week, I had the opportunity to attend my second and third performances inside the Adam Mickiewicz Library and Dramatic Circle. These were titled “Light/Station” and “Manmade Earth.” Both were incredible and I was able to snap a few photos from “Light/Station” which I’ll post below. Please keep in mind that my phone is from the 1900’s and the photo quality is not that great :(

If you ever get the chance, please attend a Torn Space performance. You can find their upcoming performances listed on their website HERE. Thank you so much to the folks at Torn Space for having me!