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Our Play Festival Is POSTPONED

Unfortunately, technical issues have forced us to postpone the entire festival. On top of trying to meet that challenge, we found out that two of our people recently tested positive for COVID.

The Lineup for New Griots ’21
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The Lineup for New Griots ’21

Plowshares Chooses All-Female Writers for Play Festival DETROIT - Continuing its' Reopening Season slate of programming, Plowshares Theatre Company is proud to fulfill its mission to develop new plays by African American writers by choosing three new plays for the New Griots Play Development Program . The winners are Brothermine by Karen Chilton; Nothing to Lose by...

Auditions for New Griots ’21 Announced
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Auditions for New Griots ’21 Announced

New Griot '21 Announces Audition OpportunitiesMEDIA RELEASE(313) 744-3181/ press@plowsharestheatre.orgFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMay 14, 2021DETROIT, MI - Plowshares Theatre Company will continue its Reopening Season in June when the New Griots Play Festival presents staged readings of three new plays June 18-20.Dates for Auditions: Due to COVID-19 protocols all auditions will be done virtually. The audition period...

Plowshares Reopens with “One Night Only – ROOST”
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Plowshares Reopens with “One Night Only – ROOST”

After a year in quarantine, Plowshares is saying "The Show Must Go On."  Just over a year ago when the COVID-19 pandemic began, we put our season on hold as a precaution to protect our patrons, artists, and crew member from harm. But unlike other professions that have begun to consider a permanent work-from-home arrangement,...

Hastings Street
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Hastings Street

DETROIT, MI – Michigan’s only professional African American Theatre, Plowshares Theatre Company, presents a virtual concert of songs from an original musical set in Detroit past. The play, Hastings Street, is a work in progress set in 1949 at the cusp of the order to tear down Black Bottom, the segregated Black community that was once where...

Vision Party
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Vision Party

We’re entering a New Stage! Plowshares Theatre Company Cordially Invites You to A Vision Party Over the last few months, we’ve chartered a new future for Plowshares. We’ve used this shutdown to take a comprehensive look at Plowshares, its audience, and its programming. Now, we’re ready to unveil it. So here’s the request: I’m looking to...

Lulu Fall “Lifts Every Voice” in Concert Series
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Lulu Fall “Lifts Every Voice” in Concert Series

Lulu Fall “Lifts Every Voice” in Concert Series AWARD-WINNING ACTOR AND SONGWRITER LULU FALL FEATURED IN CONCERT SERIES DETROIT, MI NOVEMBER 12, 2020 – Plowshares Theatre Company presents Lift Every Voice: Four Concerts with Lulu Fall. This four-week virtual concert series will premiere every Tuesday at 7 PM starting on Tuesday, November 24, 2020. You are in for...

When WE See Us
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When WE See Us

When I was a kid in Ypsilanti, Michigan I didn’t have a clue as to what I wanted to be when I grew up. At one point I thought I might be a comic book artist because I loved comics. I found out that a few of my favorite artists and writers were Black or...