BoxFest Detroit 2012 started off with a bang this year. Our opening night celebration was a ton of fun and was a great way to kick off the festival. On Thursday, Kelly A. Rossi, BFD’s Executive Director, directed a staged reading of Ann Forsythe’s play When the Moon Disappeared. Afterwards, she attempted to answer a question patrons consistently ask us EVERY year: “So what exactly does a director DO?” Many of the 2012 festival directors were in the audience, with Kelly leading the discussion, they were able to help try to answer this complicated question.
After the staged reading and Kelly’s presentation, Don Calamia, Editorial Director for Encore Michigan, stopped by to interview some of the ladies involved in this year’s festival. Molly McMahon, Carrie Morris, Kelly A. Rossi and Jackie Strez, along with the audience, had a wonderful conversation about the history of BoxFest Detroit, BFD’s relevance in the community today, as well as details about this year’s festival. Lots of laughs were had by all. If you want to listen to the podcast online, click here!
On Friday and Saturday of that week, John Quinn, reviewer from Encore Michigan, stopped by to check out all five blocks of performances. Click here to read his review: ‘BoxFest Detroit 2012’: Hot plays for the dog days of summer!
All in all, opening weekend was filled with fun, food and most of all THEATRE! Remember, our second weekend of performances starts tonight at 8pm. See our schedule of events page for more detailed information. We’ll see you at the festival!