theatre

Robbie Feinberg

Southwest Michigan has a large theatre scene, but if you want to find underground or experimental theatre, the options aren’t so plentiful. Western Michigan student Nicolas Thornton is trying to change that. On April 10th, his Metallic Mannequin theatre company will premiere “Maundy,” a performance that’s not quite a play but not a dance, either.


A scene from 'Jack Pork' by Donna Hoke. From left to right: Katrina Beedle, Dan Lafferty, and Ben Hooper
Queer Theatre Kalamazoo

CORRECTION: The original story said Edith Fisher was a playwright. She is actually a poet, not a playwright.  

Fancy Pants Theater and Queer Theatre Kalamazoo have teamed up for #LadyFest—a show featuring short plays, monologues, and a few poems—all under the themes of gender equality and femininity. 


Guest director Kevin Dodd (right) gives advice on how to improve a skit to Kalamazoo Central High School students Quentin Little (left) and Kylee Sherer (center)
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird is a literary staple of classrooms and theatres around the country. While most Kalamazoo Central High School theatre students are working on a regular performance of the play, thirteen of them are doing a companion piece.

WMU Theatre students Sarah Rice and Joe Cavaiani
John Lacko

Gaslighting—the act of psychologically manipulating someone to make them question their sanity. It’s a term that became popular in the turn of the century when Sigmund Freud’s theories were captivating the masses.

Play rehearsal for Theatre Kalamazoo's New Play Festival. All of the plays are staged readings to allow for more revisions
Sarah West

This weekend Kalamazoo playwrights will share their latest work at the 5th Annual Theatre Kalamazoo New Play Festival.

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