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
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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[…]
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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![…]
Detroit actors – BoxFest Directors are looking for you! This year, auditions for BoxFest will be held on June 23rd at Planet Ant, 2357 Caniff Ave., Hamtramck, MI 48212 from 7-10PM. Parking is available in the library lot and on the street around the theatre. BoxFest Detroit is an organization that showcases and creates opportunities Read more about Calling Detroit Actors![…]
That’s right, folks! We’re back and BoxFest Detroit 2015 is happening! We’re really excited to be hosted by Planet Ant Theatre, Fridays and Saturdays, August 21 – 29. This is Molly McMahon, Artistic Director, excitedly typing away the good news. Last year we regrouped and with more resources, we’re looking forward to our 2015 festival. Read more about BoxFest is back![…]
This is Molly McMahon, Artistic Director, here writing you today and believe me, I’ve been getting that question a lot lately. “What’s going on with BoxFest this year?” Since we put out our SOS call back in June we were inundated with emails/texts/communiqués from people. Some were from people wanting to participate in September’s Workshop. Read more about “So wait… What’s going on with BoxFest this year?[…]