Shakespeare In Detroit To Present Techno Tempest Sponsored By The Gilbert Family

Shakespeare In Detroit To Present Techno Tempest Sponsored By The Gilbert Family

(WXYZ). The free performance is presented by the Gilbert Family Foundation and is based on a techno-inspired adaptation of William Shakespeare's The Tempest.

"Downtown Detroit's public spaces, including Campus Martius Park, are recognized nationally and internationally as vibrant international destinations that offer more than 2,000 free annual events, many of which are presented in partnership with key partners of the Downtown Detroit Partnership." says Eric B. Larson. Executive Director of the Downtown Detroit Partnership. From music and art to food, family entertainment and special events like the annual Detroit Tree Lighting, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Promotion, promotion and revitalization of downtown Detroit. We are proud to continue our mission of connecting people, places and parks.

Techno's version of The Tempest was produced in the late 1980s/early 1990s and told from the perspective of a Detroit DJ. The production references classic TV shows like The New Dance Show and features an equal number of local Detroit artists and actors.

“At the Gilbert Family Foundation, we believe that access to arts and cultural opportunities is critical to community well-being,” said Jasmine DeForce, Director of Arts and Culture at the Gilbert Family Foundation. “Creating spaces where all voices are heard and celebrated has a wonderful ability to awaken, heal and bridge divides. By supporting programs like Shakespeare in Detroit, we aim to foster creativity and dialogue between Detroiters, strengthening the bonds that unite us. All of us together. ".

This is a special chapter for Shakespeare in Detroit as it celebrates its 10th year in the Motor City.

"He embraced my vision and supported the idea of ​​using 2023 as a springboard for great things to come," said Sam White, founder of Shakespeare in Detroit. "Our conversation about launching a full summer festival with Shakespeare in Detroit has given me energy and confidence in our future, especially when it comes to our youth and professional programs."

Shakespeare in Detroit takes place on August 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20 at 7:30 pm at Campus Martius Park. For more information, click here.

Works of Art Podcast. Sam White, founder and artistic director of Shakespeare in Detroit

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