The Colfax Theater Print

The Colfax Theater Print


Between its opening in 1928 and demolition in 1991, The Colfax Theater was a cultural hive for downtown South Bend.

But not unlike many establishments of the day, black residents’ freedom to engage in the Colfax’s cultural life was limited, with one man describing his experience sitting in the far-up buzzard’s roost as “hardly worth a person’s time.”

Today, we deliver our portrait of The Colfax Theater and ask: will the shaping of our city’s culture be reserved to a select few, while the rest find it “hardly worth a person’s time”? Or will our culture be a mirror—reflecting the capacious range of talent, experience, and heritage inhabiting our neighborhoods?

Read Our Full Narrative On This Delivery.

This poster depicts the historic and since demolished theater facade, alongside an excerpt of the narrative and the delivery month and year.

• 16 x 20”
• Thick, durable matte paper

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