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$15 social fundraiser at POSH supports Diva Productions

$15 social fundraiser at POSH supports Diva Productions
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From a press release:

What happens when you put a renowned creative strategist, an entrepreneurial restaurateur, and a fabulous venue together?

A big idea with a small price tag.

“When POSH’s Joshua Mast reached out, it was very clear to me how much he cares about our community,” notes Helen Lavelle, president and CEO of The Lavelle Strategy Group, a Scranton marketing, advertising, and PR firm.

“He and his partner Paul Blackledge have raised the bar in downtown Scranton with both The Colonnade and POSH at the Scranton Club.”

Since both Lavelle and Mast are strong supporters of the arts community, they are launching a limited series of social opportunities for like-minded community members to celebrate the phenomenal talent that exists among local actors, artists, and musicians.

Guests pay $15 at the door, and $5 goes to a nonprofit arts organization. Diva Productions has been selected as both the beneficiary and the entertainment at the first event because of their efforts to cultivate all of the arts, in all of its forms, for all the community.

That’s why, for only $15, the community is invited to mix and mingle at POSH (404 N. Washington Ave., Scranton) this Wednesday, Sept. 24, enjoying beer, wine, POSH chips, flatbreads, and chefs’ appetizers from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

Attendees will meet the cast and director of the current Diva production “A Behanding in Spokane.” Artist Ted Michalowski will sketch guests for an additional $25 donation to Diva in support of Diva’s commitment to visual artists. Actor/director Casey Thomas will also perform a monologue.

Diva Productions is housed in the Olde Brick Theatre (126 West Market St., Scranton), where Executive Producers Paige and Bob Balitski created a welcoming environment for writers, actors, artists, musicians, and the community. Their programs include community theater (open auditions for all productions); Drawma Club drawing sessions, which are held every Tuesday night from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.; and Synaesthesia Social, featuring live adventurous music from notable and unique musicians for the community to listen to, watch, and draw every Sunday from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.