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BoxFest Detroit 08/18–08/26

Planet Ant Theatre Hamtramck
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DETROIT – BoxFest Detroit, an annual theatre festival that showcases and creates opportunities for women directors, has announced the schedule for its 2017 festival. BoxFest Detroit 2017 runs Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons and evenings, August 18 – 26, at Planet Ant Theatre. Planet Ant Theatre is located at 2357 Caniff, Hamtramck, MI, 48212. Admission is payable by cash only at the door with day passes for $10. A limited number of festival passes are on sale for $30, and may be purchased at the door and reserved online. More information is available at www.boxfestdetroit.com.

BoxFest Detroit produces festivals that allow women directors the opportunities to direct original shows of their choice and win awards to help further their careers in directing. Proceeds from each festival are given to one or more directors as a scholarship opportunity to help further her career. The winning director of the audience vote competition is given the opportunity to direct a show with Planet Ant Theatre’s Late Night Series.

Over the two weekends long festival, BoxFest Detroit 2017 presents the work of 10 local women theatre artists. Directors reshaping the box this year are Charity Clark-Anderson, Amanda Grace Ewing, Katelyn Foster, Bridgette Jordan, Sarah Hawkins Moan, Shannon Hurst, Terie Spencer, Leia Squillace, Ellen Stachowicz, and Megan Wright. The producing team for BoxFest Detroit 2017 includes Molly McMahon, Kelly Rossi, and Amanda Grace Ewing. In addition to the performances, the festival will also feature a Talkback with BFD Directors on opening night and Awards Ceremony on closing night.


Box 1:
Shark Week by Thomas J. Misuraca, directed by Megan Wright
Aisle Six by Matthew Fowler, directed by Katelyn Foster

Box 2:
Welcome Wagon by Francesca Pazniokas, directed by Sarah Hawkins Moan
Valerie: A Cosplay Monologue by Asher Wyndham, directed by Amanda Grace Ewing
Speed Dating at the End of the World by Tofer Carlson, directed by Ellen Stachowicz

Box 3:
Pumps by Brett Hursey, directed by Shannon Hurst
Legacy written and directed by Charity Clark-Anderson
The Train by Irene L. Pynn, directed by Leia Squillace

Box 4:
Digging Up Hoffa by Dave Carley, directed by Terie Spencer
Not This White Woman by Adrienne Dawes, directed by Bridgette Jordon


Friday, August 18:
7:00 pm: Cocktail hour
8:00 pm: Box 3
9:00 pm: Box 4
10:00 pm: Talkback with BFD Directors

Saturday, August 19:
3:00 pm: Box 1
4:00 pm: Box 3
7:00 pm: Cocktail hour
8:00 pm: Box 2
9:00 pm: Box 1

Friday, August 25:
7:00 pm: Cocktail hour
8:00 pm: Box 4
9:00 pm: Box 2

Saturday, August 26:
3:00 pm: Box 4
4:00 pm: Box 2
7:00 pm: Cocktail hour
8:00 pm: Box 3
9:00 pm: Box 1
10:00 pm: Awards Ceremony

Show Times

  • Aug 18, 2017

    8/18/17 7:00 pm

  • Aug 19, 2017

    8/19/17 3:00 pm

  • Aug 25, 2017

    8/25/17 7:00 pm

  • Aug 26, 2017

    8/26/17 3:00 pm

Theater Info

Planet Ant Theatre

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Box Office Phone: 313-365-4948

Theater Phone: 313-365-4948

2357 Caniff

Hamtramck, MI 48212