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Intensifying Your Experience

TheatreLab is our second stage artistic and collaborative laboratory dedicated to the discovery of theatrical imagination and expression for live presentations. These are limited-run events.

2023-2024 TheatreLab Season

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    Sept. 30: Homecoming: Alumni Staged Reading

    Come celebrate the enduring legacy of the University of Detroit Mercys Performing Arts program and revel in the boundless creativity of our remarkable alumni in this one night only staged reading.   


    Nov. 9: Stage Combat Workshop

    Armed and unarmed training with Alexis Black, whose credits include MacBeth on Broadway with Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga. Detroit Mercy students only. 


    Dec. 15: Detroit Mercy Improv Showcase

    Join Detroit Mercy’s Improvisation class as they show off techniques learned in class in this spontaneous, one-show-only performance! With a combination of sketch comedy and improvised scenes and games, you never know what’s coming next…and most of the time, neither do the performers! Whether you’re a fan of comedy, theater or just looking for a good time, our improv showcase is the perfect choice.

    March 22: Kayak by Jordan Hall

    7:30 pm 

    Detroit Mercy Theatre Companys TheatreLab series presents Kayak, the captivating play by Jordan Hall. Set against the stunning backdrop of Canada's rugged wilderness, this heartwarming and poignant story follows the journey of two unlikely companions - a headstrong teenager and an aging park ranger - as they navigate the rapids of life and love.  As they paddle down the river, they encounter unexpected challenges and revelations that will test their courage, strength, and resilience. With stunning visuals, poetic language, and a soul-stirring soundtrack, Kayak is a celebration of the human spirit and the power of nature to heal, inspire, and transform us. 


    University Chorus Concerts

    Dates to be announced.