Flint Repertory Takes Show on The Road with New Summer Program
The Flint Repertory Theatre is back! The Rep is bringing live theatre back to the area in a new re-imagined way this summer. The new summer season be called “Flint Rep Outside!”
What's Flint Rep Outside?
The Rep has been working hard during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic to find a way to bring the excitement of their live productions back. The goal was to bring what they do best directly to the community eager for entertainment. They were able to develop an exciting filled calendar of events this summer that will find The Rep "out and about" the local area.
What's on Tap?
Thanks to an incredible partnership with the Flint Public Art Project. The Repertory Theatre will be presenting Flint Mural Plays. The Rep will combine performance with some of the incredible art around the city. They have commissioned 25 new micro audio plays from some of the most renowned and exciting playwrights in the country to bring the arts outdoors. It will also include works from University of Michigan Flint student playwrights Taylor Boes, David Guster, Olivia Maxwell-Cook, Andrea Orpinel, and Enrique Vargas. The plays will be connected in a corresponding way with a different murals located around the city of Flint.
“This exciting and ambitious new programming is all outside of the box and our building,” producing artistic director Michael Lluberes said in a news release. “During the pandemic, we’re looking for ways to translate our work into new mediums and bring theatre directly to the community.”
How can you catch the action?
Audience member can enjoy each of the 25 play by listening for free on the PixelStix mobile app on their phone or listening device as they visit each of the murals. They can also listen online at FlintRep.org. Flint Mural Plays will run from June 5 through August 31. The new summer program will also feature some free outdoor community events around the city of Flint with guided walking/trolley tours and live performances. The schedule so far includes:
- SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 12:00pm – Downtown Neighborhood Event (Blackstone’s Alley, Downtown)
- SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 12:00pm – Carriage Town Neighborhood Event (Flint Hard Cider Company, Carriage Town)
- SATURDAY, JUNE 19, 12:00pm – North Side Neighborhood Event (MLK Mural, North Side)
- SATURDAY, JUNE 26, 12:00pm – East Side Neighborhood Event (Latinx Center, East Side)
For more information on the list of plays you can click here.
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