Driveway Theatre took two performers out into the community for 30 minute socially distant performances. From the end of June to the end of September we commissioned 2 world premiere plays and hired performers who lived together. We also offered interactive improv. We performed 42 shows for over 1000 audience members in driveways, back yards, parks, and parking lots throughout the Metro Detroit area.
Watch a video with clips from all three of our 2020 Driveway Theatre offerings!
Watch the Fox 2 interview HERE.
The Complete Canon of Post-Apocalyptic Fiction and Film (abridged)
This two person play is a fast paced comedy playing off a wide range of post-apocalyptic tales. Follow the tale of two young tributes trying to survive in an oddly familiar post-apocalyptic landscape. Join us for 30 minutes of dystopian mayhem! Directed by Krista Schafer Ewbank and featuring Jonathan Davidson and Annie Dilworth. Written by Emily Rosenbaum (watch the PROMO VIDEO)
2020: The Year They Cancelled Everything
Emily is not happy. They cancelled her graduation. They cancelled her birthday. And now… they’ve cancelled fall. Enjoy a wild 30 minutes as Emily’s family, friends, and a few unexpected guests (all played by 1 actor!) help her come to terms with the current reality. Written by local playwright Sean Paraventi. Featuring Ryan Ernst and Tiaja Sabrie. Directed by Krista Schafer Ewbank. (watch the PROMO VIDEO)
Off Book Away from Open Book
Enjoy thirty minutes of completely improvised entertainment as the performers take suggestions from the audience and tell stories, sing songs, and generate a whole lot of fun! (watch the PROMO VIDEO)
I just want to say again, how thankful we are for your willingness and creativity in “Coloring outside the box”. When I saw that you were making this available, and that I could actually pull it off in a safe way…I jumped at the chance! I had 38 sign up for the event and 32 that actually attended on a 90 degree day. The Improv even got a few of them out of their seats!!! I enjoyed how easy it was to book the event, and on the night of the performance, it was just as easy to go right into some LIVE entertainment! I watched my crowd and they LAUGHED and had a good time…they even participated in shouting out! Thank you sooooooo much for pursuing your craft, to brings smiles to all of us during a Pandemic and in a SAFE and COMFORTABLE way! – Pam Miller, Senior Coordinator, City of Woodhaven