BoxFest Detroit 08/16–08/24
This show ended 8/24/2019
DETROIT – BoxFest Detroit, an annual theatre festival that showcases and creates opportunities for female-identifying directors, runs Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons and evenings, August 16 – 24, at Planet Ant Theatre. Planet Ant Theatre is located at 2357 Caniff, Hamtramck, MI, 48212. Admission is payable by cash and credit cards at the door with day passes for $10. A limited number of festival passes are on sale for $30 and may also be purchased at the door. More information and a link to BoxFest Detroit’s annual Indiegogo fundraiser can be found at www.boxfestdetroit.com.
Over the two weekends long festival, BoxFest Detroit 2019 presents the work of 14 local women theatre artists. Directors reshaping the box this year are Rachel Keown Burke, Asia Marie Hicks, Kez Settle, Shelby R. Seeley, Kryssy Becker, Carrie Morris, Andaiye Spencer, Charity Clark-Anderson, Kennikki Jones-Jones, Stephanie Stoiko, Audra Jantz, Andi Maziarz, Lillian Washington, and Michelle Studer. The producing team for BoxFest Detroit 2019 includes Amanda Grace Ewing, Kelly Rossi, and Molly McMahon. In addition to the performances, the festival will also feature an Awards Ceremony on closing night.
BoxFest Detroit produces festivals that allow female-identifying directors the opportunities to direct original shows of their choice and win awards to help further their careers in directing. The winning director of the audience vote competition is given the opportunity to direct a show with Planet Ant Theatre’s One Act Series. One director will also be chosen to direct for Tipping Point Theatre’s upcoming Sandbox Festival of New Plays. BoxFest Detroit’s Mentorship Program continues to expand this year – adding new mentors and partner theatres; at least one BoxFest Detroit director will receive a mentorship award.
Schedule for BoxFest Detroit 2019:
“That’s What Friends are For” by Margaret Berger, directed by Audra Jantz
“Boxes are Magic” by Allie Costa, directed by Kryssy Becker
“Sock Puppet Fetish Noir” by Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos, directed by Stephanie Stoiko
“Expecting Hamilton” by Chip Bolcik, directed by Andi Maziarz
“The Blizzard” by Chip Bolcik, directed by Carrie Morris
“Television Blues” by Jay Kettering, directed by Kennikki Jones-Jones
“On The Edge” by Steven San Luis, directed by Asia Marie Hicks
“Pizza Slut” by Sarah Elisabeth Brown, directed by Shelby R. Seeley
“Ten Minute Grief Counseling” by John McDonnell, directed by Kez Settle
“Whore of Shomron” by Angela G. King, directed by Lillian Washington
“The Dress With the Print” by Charity Clark-Anderson, directed by Charity Clark-Anderson
“Unobtainable Calm” by Keown Burke, directed by Rachel Keown Burke
“In Her Golden Years” by Steven Korbar, directed by Andaiye Spencer
“Candy Coated” by Kelli Lynn Woodend, directed by Michelle Studer