BoxFest Detroit is an annual theatre festival that showcases and creates opportunities for women directors. Though the main focus of the event is the directors, BoxFest Detroit creates a festive energy by including special opening and closing night events and by using the lobby to create an art gallery for female inspired art. Proceeds from the event are given to two directors 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.
BoxFest Detroit 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.
BoxFest Detroit takes the stage every first three weekends of August at the Furniture Factory in midtown Detroit.
BoxFest Detroit @ The Furniture Factory
4126 Third St.
Detroit, MI 48201
Tickets are $10 for a day pass and $30 for a festival pass.
See our schedule of events page for more information about daily performance schedules.