BoxFest Detroit is an annual theatre festival that showcases local women directors. It has served and continues to function as a springboard for many women and their directing careers. Directors who have participated in past festivals have gone on to pursue graduate studies at highly competitive universities, become directors at professional theatres, and form their own successful theatre and production companies. BoxFest Detroit’s importance within Michigan’s theatre community was validated when Between The Lines honored the festival with the Critic’s Choice Award at the 2008 Wilde Awards. Every year proceeds from the event are given to one director as a scholarship to help further her career, and the winner of the audience vote competition is given the opportunity to direct a show with Planet Ant Theatre’s Late Night Series.
Amanda Grace Ewing
A word from our directors
DETROIT – BoxFest Detroit, an annual theatre festival that showcases and creates opportunities for women directors, has announced the winners of its 2017 festival. BoxFest Detroit 2017 ran Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons and evenings, August 18 – 26, at Planet Ant Theatre. BoxFest Detroit produces festivals that grant women directors the opportunities to direct original shows of Read more about BoxFest Detroit announces 2017 festival winners and leadership transition[…]
What We Need We need $1000 to support the 2017 BFD Festival and support the continuation of BFD. Your contribution will allow more of the festival proceeds to go towards the director scholarships! Postcards = $65 Stage Managers = $400 Front of House = $200 Taxes = $60 Indiegogo credit = $50 One Director Scholarship Read more about We’re fundraising![…]
This year BoxFest Detroit is excited to launch a new mentorship program. In this inaugural year, there are two mentorship opportunities available: Assistant Directing for Frannie Shepherd-Bates and the Tipping Point Theatre Sandbox Directorship. These positions will grant two BFD 2017 directors the opportunity to shadow, learn, and collaborate with established, experienced, female-identifying directors. It Read more about New Programming![…]
BOXFEST DETROIT ANNOUNCES 14TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL Producers seek directors, playwrights, and actors for August 2017 festival DETROIT, May 9, 2017 — The producers of BoxFest Detroit have announced performance dates for BoxFest Detroit 2017, an annual theater festival that showcases and creates opportunities for female-identifying directors. BoxFest Detroit 2017 will run Fridays and Saturdays, Read more about We’re BACK![…]
It’s official! We’re looking to raise some money to support BoxFest 2016. Follow the link for more information and to donate. What We Need We need $1000 to support the 2016 BFD Festival and support the continuation of BFD. Your contribution will allow more of the festival proceeds to go towards the director scholarships! Postcards Read more about Fundraiser for BoxFest 2016[…]
The producers of BoxFest Detroit are pleased to announce BoxFest Detroit 2016, an annual theatre festival that showcases and creates opportunities for women directors. The festival runs Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons and evenings, August 19 – 27, at Planet Ant Theatre. Planet Ant Theatre is located at 2357 Caniff, Hamtramck, MI, 48212. Admission is Read more about BoxFest Detroit Sets 2016 Festival Schedule[…]
Get involved in BoxFest 2016!
Amanda again, here to announce the the schedule for BoxFest Detroit 2015! Woohoo! BFD 2015 is scheduled for Fridays and Saturdays August 21 – 29 and is hosted at Planet Ant Theatre. Admission prices are $10 for a day pass and $30 for a festival pass. Box 1 Clarity by Serena Cates (dir. Tara Read more about BoxFest Schedule Announcement![…]
Remember to join us at The Park Bar Detroit on Thursday, July 30th from 6PM to midnight! #boxfest #FUNdraiser
Hi everyone, Amanda here! I’m the newest addition to the BoxFest team – acting as a producer for this year’s festival. The directors are hard at work on their shows, picking plays and casting them, and so it’s getting to be that time of year where we need your support! Join us for one night Read more about FUNdraising for BoxFest 2015![…]