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In Season 46 we will be expanding our talkback discussion series to five post-show discussion events for each production.  Upon the success of our series with Low Hanging Fruit in season 45, we are doubling down on our commitment to foster conversation while providing award winning entertainment in our upcoming season.  We are calling the series: The Detroit Theatre Discussion Project (DTDP).

The DTDP’s goal is to provide opportunities for metro area residents to experience theatrical events while encouraging reflection on socially relevant topics and how they impact our community.  Thanks to a Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs project support grant we will also provide preview discussion events in our community at different locations for each production.

Start the conversation by getting connected with our 46th season!

Alabama Story - September 25, 29, October 2, 6, 9

Talkback panelist will include experts discussing topics ranging from banned books and other literature, second amendment rights, and impact of boards of education.

100 Saints You Should Know - November 6, 10, 13, 17, 20

Talkback panelist will include experts discussing topics ranging from LGBTQI individuals of faith to finding the relevance of spirituality in contemporary society.

Bus Stop - February 12, 16, 19, 23, 26

Talkback panelist will include experts discussing Inge’s work on the American Theatre and going beyond the common core to experience a lesser-known American playwright.

Avenue Q

Wednesday, 3/15: Behind the Scenes of Avenue Q with The Theatre Company at the Detroit Public Library. Featuring a discussion with the production staff and performance by the cast. Community members attending will be entered to win free tickets to show.

Saturday, 3/25: Afterglow: Mingle after the show with the cast and crew.  Free food and discount drink specials at Angelina Italian Bistro.

Sunday, 3/26: Post-show discussion: “Good Bear vs. Bad Bear:  How can one make healthy decisions?” Featuring representatives from Detroit Mercy’s Psychology Clinic.

Wednesday, 3/29: Behind the Scenes of Avenue Q with The Theatre Company at the Birmingham Public Library. Featuring a discussion with the production staff and performance by the cast. Community members attending entered to win free tickets to the show.

Thursday, 3/30: Post-show discussion: “The Internet is used for what? Porn?” Featuring representatives from Detroit Mercy’s Psychology Clinic.

Sunday, 4/2: Post-show discussion: “Is everyone a little bit racist?” Featuring representatives from Detroit Mercy’s Psychology Clinic.

Thursday, 4/6: Post-show Pub Trivia Night: theme “Musical Theatre” Trivia Night at the Detroit Beer Company following the show.  Win prizes totaling $250!

Sunday, 4/9: Post-show discussion: “Purpose? How do you know if you found your life’s purpose?” Featuring representatives from Detroit Mercy’s Psychology Clinic.

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Stay for one of our five post-show discussions for each production.  Discuss the show, let your voice be heard, and afterwards grab a drink at a local restaurant partner.

Afterglow Nights

Everyone is invited!  Free food and discounted drink specials at a local restaurant following the first Saturday performance of every production.

Discount Thursday Community Nights

Every Thursday all tickets are $10 for plays and $15 for the musical!  After the show join the Company at a local restaurant to connect, network, and enjoy discounts up to 50% off!

Community Preview Events

Preview events will provide opportunities for our inner-city community to connect with the arts for free, encourage public dialogue, and continue our mission of “our theatre is our community.” Preview events held at the Detroit Public Library Main Branch.

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