FLINT, MICH.: Flint Repertory Theatre has announced their reimagined summer season, a series of 25 new micro-audio plays corresponding to different murals located around Flint.
“This exciting and ambitious new programming is all outside of the box and our building,” producing artistic director Michael Lluberes said in a statement. “During the pandemic, we’re looking for ways to translate our work into new mediums and bring theatre directly to the community.”
Commissioned playwrights for the Flint Mural Plays include Mando Alvarado; Hunter Bell and Ebony Vines; Kyle Clark; singer-songwriter Danielle Ate the Sandwich; Destiny Dunn; Rebecca Gilman; Derek Gregor and Selda Sahin; Lauren Gunderson; Kenn Hopkins, Jr.; Greg Kotis; Jenni Lamb; Craig Lucas; Douglas Lyons; Leah Maddrie; Alex Moggridge; Eliana Pipes; Emilio Rodriguez; Nandita Shenoy; Harrison David Rivers; and Josh Wilder. Additionally, five student playwrights from the University of Michigan-Flint have also been commissioned from Taylor Boes, David Guster, Olivia Maxwell-Cook, Andrea Orpinel, and Enrique Vargas.
The 25 audio plays will be available for free on the mobile app PixelStix from June 5 through August 31, as well as on the Flint Rep’s website. The Flint Mural Plays will also feature outdoor community events around the city with guided walking and trolley tours and live performances.
Flint Rep will also present an outdoor production of Jason Robert Brown’s Songs For A New World, July 23-25 on the roof of the theatre. The theatrical song cycle follows life and love from a Spanish ship in 1492 to the ledge of a Fifth Avenue high-rise. The audience will be seated in the theatre’s courtyard.
Flint Repertory Theatre is committed to providing the city of Flint and surrounding communities with highly imaginative, thought-provoking theatre that is challenging, entertaining, and inspiring for all ages.
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