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Our theatre and business office are located inside of Arts Detroit 

14709 Champaign

Allen Park, MI 48101

Box office: 313-759-8350

Office: 313-427-2490

Email: info@outvisibletheatre.com

Box office hours: 

Tuesday-Thursday: 3:30-7:30pm

Saturday: 11am-2pm

Show days: one hour prior to curtain

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Our Mission.

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

Supported by:

Our Vision.


To be a premiere theatrical outlet downriver.

Our Passion.


Intelligent and thought-provoking stories.

3rd Annual Detroit New Works Festival

is scheduled for June 22-23, 2019 at the Marlene Boll Theatre in Detroit

Submissions for the festival will be accepted October 1-November 15

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 produces five staged readings of new plays, holds post-show discussions for play development, and one show will be given the opportunity be produced as a World Premiere the following season.

Festival Guidelines

  • Full-length or one-act plays and musicals accepted (no song cycles or adaptations), 60 minutes in length or longer

  • Must address one of the following: equality and diversity, mental health, and/or social issues

  • Must have never been produced prior to June 22, 2019

  • Must have the ability to be produced with minimal set, costume, and prop requirements in accordance with Outvisible’s commitment to imaginative and minimalistic theatre

  • Must be able to be produced with eight actors or less

  • Musicals must be able to be played with only one pianist (production winner may be able to add additional instrumental scoring)

  • Must be able to attend festival June 22-23, 2019 in the Detroit area

  • In order the win the DNWF, the work must not be scheduled for future production

IF CHOSEN AS A SEMIFINALIST: You will be notified on or before January 1, 2019.

IF CHOSEN AS A FINALIST: You will be notified on or before February 1, 2019. All finalists chosen who live more than 50 miles from Detroit will receive one night accommodation in a Detroit-area hotel and a $250 travel stipend to offset flight/rental car costs.

About the venue

The Marlene Boll Theatre is located inside of the Boll Family YMCA:

1401 Broadway

Detroit, MI 48226