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A Second Rising Star launched from the 'stream
Giving the next generation of actors a slipstream introduction to the world of acting has been very gratifying. For the second year in a row a Slipstreamer received Encore Michigan's Rising Star Award. Jackson's acceptance words were as thoughtful as his spectacular performance in PYG. You can hear them on our facebook page. Jackson continues his study of theatre at Wayne State and always his home with us.
7 Wilde Award Nominations
Congratulations to our 2018 Wilde Award winners last night! We are incredibly lucky to foster young artists like Max and grow with them. And thank you Bailey and Richard for giving everyone a peek into the buzztastic "A Night of Stars with Tennessee Williams".
We are so grateful to work in such a vibrant and talented community. Thank you to EncoreMichigan.com for all your work every day in support of live theatre, especially last night's event.
The Wilde Awards are the Tony's for the Michigan Professional Theatre Community.
Check out all the stunning work done in the Mitten!
Excellence in deed
Our 2016 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream was recognized by the Wilde Awards with their Founder's Award for Excellence. Thank you to the Encore Michigan team for appreciating the message of hope and solidarity Luna and Bailey steeped into that production following the horrible shootings at the Pulse Night Club.
We need the younger generation in the audiences as well. Ticket affordability is part of how we make theatre accessible to them. Thank you to the many patrons who have jumped on our "Ticket Round Up" easy donation. In the two shows since this was introduced, we've tripled the number of donors on our books and have raised enough to cover set costs for the shows. THANK YOU! We hope you love this easy painfree way to show support as much as we do! (and our round up price is still lower than most theater's regular prices)
What's gone is gone
THREE TALL WOMEN
by Edward Albee
Three women. One life. If you had it to do over, would you? When you think back over your life, what do you regret? What do you hold on to so that you stay human? Does anything really change? Can people? Albee's masterpiece (Pulitzer and Tony winner) explores these questions and more in this thought-provoking and beautiful play.
"Three Tall Women" is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York
A woman is dying in bed. Her caretaker sits nearby, reading a magazine. Her attorney silently gets her affairs in order. Each believes she is unique, that her story is original and poignant. But by the second act, all that has changed and the women realize just how alike they all are. This beautiful play asks its audience to ponder the power of change, the consequences of our actions, and what it means to be alive.
Albee wrote the play to understand his mother, with whom he had a tumultuous relationship. Regarding his inspiration, Albee wrote “I harbor no ill will toward her; it is true I did not like her much, could not abide her prejudices, her loathings, her paranoias, but I did admire her pride, her sense of self. As she moved toward 90, began rapidly failing both physically and mentally, I was touched by the survivor, the figure clinging to the wreckage only partly of her own making, refusing to go under.”
Part of the Ruthless Magic that made "Patti Lupone Proud" and made audiences roar with laughter, Diana Turner returns to give you a gift on her birthday!
Join us Thursday, January 17 at 8 pm for an evening of Diana's gorgeous voice and stylings, accompanied by the ever talented Madelyn Sly.
Email to reserve a spot.
Donations at the door.
The Wolves is a play about a girl’s high school indoor soccer team. The action all takes place on the field, and the nine teammates warm up as they discuss world events, their middle- class lives, and the use (or lack thereof) of feminine products. Playwright Sarah DeLappe was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for this exploration of female adolescence, with no hindrance of a romantic crush or any need for boys to come to the rescue. When an unforeseen event forces the team to question their convictions, what will be the cost?
The iconic playwright that brought us gems like The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray has a tragic story of his own. This summer, we proudly delve into Oscar Wilde's history with Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde by Moises Kaufman, sponsored by Muhammad Choudhry.
Wilde's tumultuous relationship with the young "Bosie" Douglas sparked speculation and gossip about the flamboyant playwright. But it was the young man's father, the Marquess of Quensberry, who finally brought about Wilde's downfall. Filled with rumor, whispers, and deceit, the play showcases the three growingly disastrous trials of Oscar Wilde
Click the image to see our Golden Girls on Fox2 9 at 9 with Alan Longstreet
The Merry Wives of....
Picture it. Miami. 1987. A successful television show ends after seven seasons, to everyone's chagrin. Dorothy, Blanche, Rose, and Sophia live on in all of our hearts as we watch reruns of The Golden Girls over a mound of cheesecake and a bottle of wine. But what if, through some strange bit of Hollywood magic, they were able to come back for a new season? And what if the first episode of that season included the girls doing Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor? The gay gasps would be deafening. Good news, Slipstream Theatre Initiative reimagines Shakespeare's comedy as just that - and invites you to a live filming of Season 8, episode 1: The Golden Girls do Merry Wives!
On The Exhale
We need to have a conversation about gun violence. It may be uncomfortable. It may be upsetting. It may make you cringe. But it's long past time. So let's talk. And then let's act.
Set in a situation that could be a TED Talk or a college lecture, the play focuses on a woman whose second grade son was killed in a school shooting. Through a recounting of the event and her irrational reaction, the audience is forced to question what it takes to become a mass shooter.