Professional theatre in Allen Park

We strive to bring stories to life through art and imagination.

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Cagebirds

By David Campton. September – October 2017.

Oleanna

By David Mamet. March – April 2017.

Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens

By Bill Russell and Janet Hood. June 2017. Part of the Activist Arts Series.

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All in the Timing

Six One Act Plays. By David Ives. July 2017.

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Opportunities for teens

We are committed to bringing professional opportunities to students at least once per season.

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Challenge ideas. Inspire Creativity. Find the inestimable beauty of life through art.

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Saturday, December 17 from 1-4PM

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Show description: A college student, Carol, drops by her professor’s office in an effort to gain his help to do better in class. John, the professor, in the midst of buying a house to celebrate his nomination for tenure, at first seems distant. As the first meeting progresses the two discuss the nature of understanding and judgment in society, as well as their very own natures and places in our society. It seems as if a bond has been made. When next they meet we find that a report has been filed to the tenure committee. Carol has joined a “group” and has decided that John sexually harassed her during their first meeting. Their second meeting dissects the first; every word, every nuance of the first meeting has been twisted into something else. Or has it? John’s unsuccessful attempts to convince Carol to retract her accusation escalate to a more dangerous level. The third meeting, one the court officers warned against, climaxes violently, leaving John and Carol both physically and emotionally devastated.

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Detroit New Works Festival

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The Detroit New Works Festival aims to showcase playwrights, promote new plays and musicals which focus on the subjects of equality and diversity, mental health, and/or social issues, and encourage community in the theatrical process.

Through the DNWF, Outvisible Theatre Company encourages new playwrights, composers, and lyricists to submit their work for the opportunity to be read and discussed at the festival and potentially go on to be produced as a part of our 2017-18 season.

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Our 2016-2017 season…

The story of six girls trapped in a cage under the control of the Mistress. Each girl takes on a bird-like persona as they live trapped inside of their own petty interests. When the Wild One is brought into captivity, she urges the girls to see their situation for what it is and free themselves, but will they listen? Are they even capable of listening?

September 30, October 1, 7, 8, 9, 2016; All shows at 8pm except Sunday matinee at 3pm.

A college student, Carol, drops by her professor’s office in an effort to gain his help to do better in class. John, the professor, in the midst of buying a house to celebrate his nomination for tenure, at first seems distant. As the first meeting progresses the two discuss the nature of understanding and judgment in society, as well as their very own natures and places in our society. It seems as if a bond has been made. When next they meet we find that a report has been filed to the tenure committee. Carol has joined a “group” and has decided that John sexually harassed her during their first meeting. Their second meeting dissects the first; every word, every nuance of the first meeting has been twisted into something else. Or has it? John’s unsuccessful attempts to convince Carol to retract her accusation escalate to a more dangerous level. The third meeting, one the court officers warned against, climaxes violently, leaving John and Carol both physically and emotionally devastated.

March 31, April 1, 7, 8, 9, 2017; All shows at 8pm except Sunday matinee at 3pm.

“Bursting with humor, rage and hope” (Backstage), Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens is a celebration of lives lost to AIDS told in free verse monologues with a blues, jazz and rock score. Designed to include the community in a theatrical response to the AIDS crisis, Elegies “generates a feeling of love, humanity and common cause that sends you out glowing” (Glasgow Herald).

The Activist Arts Series aims to serve the artistic community, the local community, or both through the telling of a relevant story to a particular cause. Tickets for Elegies will be free, but freewill donations made will be given to a charitable organisation to benefit AIDS relief.

June 23 and 24, 2017 at 8pm.

A hilarious series of 6 one act plays that include everything from philosophizing monkeys to a composer having an existential life crisis filled with song, to a Russian revolutionary with an axe in his head. One acts included are: Sure Thing, Words, Words, Words, The Universal Language, Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread, The Philadelphia, and Variations on the Death of Trotsky.

July 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 2017; All shows at 8pm except Sunday matinee at 3pm.