Main Stage Events

Detroit Mercy Theatre Company (DMTC) is a collective of artists composed of students, faculty, staff and professional guest artists producing gritty and relevant theatre that entertains and awakens the imagination. Our mission is to train students to develop their intellectual, ethical and practical skills for a creative future. And you, our patrons, friends and supporters, are the beneficiaries of our work.
During this historic time in our history, the Department of Performing Arts and the Detroit Mercy Theatre company e are taking is taking the skills that we teach in our academic classes and guiding our students on how to transfer these skills to allow them to present on the screen.
We have two series of projects and productions:   
1. Main Stage Events (found below)

Main Stage Events

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    October 30, 2020: Project Tik Tok

    Embracing all of the challenges the pandemic has to offer, Theatre students will be led through the collaborative process of creating a devised theatre piece via social media and TikTok.  This creative production will be created, designed, acted, filmed and presented by students on social justice topics. This project will be considered for entry into the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.


    November 20, 2020: Mock Theatre Productions

    Students will be divided into teams to produce mock theatre productions.  Students will be mentored by professional theatre artists on the ins and outs of producing, designing, and creating a theatrical production. Students will present their projects live at The Marlene Boll Theatre via a live video feed for the public to experience.  This project will be considered for entry into the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.

    Click Here to view the Student's work.


    March 19 - July 19, 2021: Hitchcocked! An Audio Serial by Joe Landry

    Listen to the story of two young Detroiters (and a slew of other characters) in a Hitchcock-inspired race against the clock

    University of Detroit Mercy is proud to present the world premiere of the audio drama series Hitchcocked! An Audio Serial.

    March 19 through July 19

    Commissioned from award-winning playwright Joe Landry.
    Directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Andrew Papa.
    Sponsored by Thomas Page '71 '76.

    Please visit for more information, to read our production program, listen to interviews with students and to listen to the audio drama!


    April 16-18, 2021: One Act Festival

    The One Act Festival is proudly presented as a culmination of the work done by the Winter 2021 Fundamentals of Directing class.  With an emphasis on collaborative leadership and utilizing directing principles such as script analysis, staging, and communication skills learned in class, students chose their own one acts, cast them, and went through the rehearsal and production steps in order to make a fully realized production. The students showed amazing creativity, resourcefulness and perseverance in mounting these productions while following COVID guidelines, and we applaud their efforts.

    One Act Festival Program - student created program. 

    One Act Festival Faculty and Staff Production Team:

    One Act Festival Coordinator: Sarah Hawkins Rusk
    Technical Director/Video Editing: Alan Devlin
    Stage Manager: Sarah Drum
    Lighting Design: Seth Amadei
    Costume Design: Mary Elizabeth Valesano
    DMTC Managing Director: Greg Grobis

    One Act Festival Plays, Casts and Crews:

    "The Next Mrs. Anderson" by Ann Wuehler
    Directed by: Amelia Rose Glenn
    Mrs. Jacob Anderson: Kaelyn Johnson
    Lisa: Elise Panneman

    "The Alien at the Denver Airport" by Sharece M. Sellem
    Directed by: Elise Pannemann
    Erin: Taylor LaPorte
    Susan: Nina Carlson

    "5th Period" by Madison Mondeaux
    Directed by Kaelyn Johnson
    Jessie: Jade Sibert
    Cal: Adam El-Zein

    "The Swallows" by Kevin King
    Directed by Mason Modzelewski
    Shawna: Nina Carlson
    Kellie Lynn: Taylor LaPorte

    "My Body" by Rachel Bublitz
    Directed by Nina Carlson
    Laura: Amelia Rose Glenn
    Patrick: Jeremey St. Martin

    "The Adventures of the Real George Washington" by Templeton Moss
    Directed by Preston Cornelius
    Hugo: Olivia Swad
    George Washington/Benedict Arnold: Jeremy St. Martin
    The real George Washington: Adam El-Zein

    "The Barbarian" by KYM Fraher
    Directed by Taylor LaPorte
    Vet: Jade Sibert
    Man: Preston Cornelius

    "Adapt or Die" by Robin Rice
    Directed by Jade Sibert
    Charles: Adam El-Zein
    Mary: Amelia Rose Glenn

    "One Day Soon, or: Pandemic Day Dream" by Laurel Anderson
    Directed by Jeremy St. Martin
    Xandra: Mason Modzelewski