• Down In the Dirt Productions and Publications
    Where Talent and Creativity Meet Opportunity
  • We aspire to
    Illuminate the Possibilities
    within us as individuals
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  • Our aim
    Is to open the mind's eye
    through arts
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Robert Ricks

Owner and Founder of DDP & MIB

Down In The Dirt Productions, under the leadership of Robert Ricks, has been a staple on the Rochester, NY theater and literary scene. For more than 20 years, Down In The Dirt Productions & Publications aim has been to open the mind’s eye through the arts. Our message is one of hope, purpose and opportunity. We aspire to illuminate the possibilities that reside in us as individuals, communities and families. Through our artistic development classes, stage productions, books and family events; we will educate, inspire, and incite grave change.

Down In The Dirt Productions & Publications is dedicated to providing the community with plays, books, workshops, conferences, classes, and other events that will not only be entertaining and enlightening, but will also provide opportunities for learning. As an organization, our objective is to surface the issues that plague our community and provide solutions which will help our community work through these same issues

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CityWise Panel Group

Mentors Inspiring - Robert Ricks

CityWise is a weekly talkshow that covers issues and information vital to daily living of particular interest to Rochester City residents. We thank the city for its continued interest in the arts for the City of Rochester youth and inviting DDPPmedia and Robert Ricks to talk on the panel MENTORS INSPIRING.


Community Foundation
City Of Rochester
1199 SEIU