What a great year!

The awards are in! Thank you all for coming out and supporting, donating, and spreading the word about BoxFest Detroit. We are so lucky to be a part of such a wonderful community! BoxFest Detroit, an annual theatre festival that showcases and creates opportunities for female-identifying directors, ran Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons and evenings, August 16 – 24, at Planet Ant Theatre. Here are our winners:

2019 Directors:

  • “That’s What Friends are For” by Margaret Berger, directed by Audra Jantz
  • “Boxes are Magic” by Allie Costa, directed by Kryssy Becker
  • “Sock Puppet Fetish Noir” by Kelly McBurnette-Andronicos, directed by Stephanie Stoiko
  • “Expecting Hamilton” by Chip Bolcik, directed by Andi Maziarz
  • “The Blizzard” by Chip Bolcik, directed by Carrie Morris
  • “Television Blues” by Jay Kettering, directed by Kennikki Jones-Jones
  • “On The Edge” by Steven San Luis, directed by Asia Marie Hicks
  • “Pizza Slut” by Sarah Elisabeth Brown, directed by Shelby R. Seeley
  • “Ten Minute Grief Counseling” by John McDonnell, directed by Kez Settle
  • “The Whore of Shomron” by Angela G. King, directed by Lillian Washington
  • “The Dress With the Print” by Charity Clark-Anderson, directed by Charity Clark-Anderson
  • “Unobtainable Calm” by Keown Burke, directed by Rachel Keown Burke
  • “In Her Golden Years” by Steven Korbar, directed by Andaiye Spencer
  • “Candy Coated” by Kelli Lynn Woodend, directed by Michelle Studer

2019 Award Winners:
Audra Jantz (Assistant Director to Sarah Lipinski Chambers, Kickshaw Theatre), Kez Settle (Assistant Director to Casaundra Freeman & Leah Smith, Detroit Repertory Theatre), Asia Marie Hicks (Assistant Director to Courtney Burkett, Detroit Public Theatre), Stephanie Stoiko (Assistant Director to Angie Kane Ferrante, Tipping Point Theatre), Shelby Seeley (Assistant Director to Sherrine Azab, A Host of People), Michelle Studer (Sandbox Play Festival of New Plays Directorship), Andaiye Spencer (Planet Ant Audience Vote Winner).