Open Book Theatre is proud to present DRIVEWAY THEATRE: 30 minutes of entertainment in your driveway. Based on our mission to PROMOTE CONNECTION THROUGH THEATRICAL STORYTELLING we’re taking shows out of the theatre and into your neighborhood! Invite your neighbors, friends, and family to experience the joy of live entertainment. With three new scripted shows, as well as improv, there’s something for everyone!
Shows start at $100… scroll down for more information about scheduling and pricing. To book a performance contact Maria Tejada at (313) 378-7879 or firstname.lastname@example.org
May 28 – July 4, 2021
Every Love Story Ever Told
a new play by Sean Paraventi, directed by Krista Schafer Ewbank
Get ready to fall in love with Marvin and Marge as they celebrate their wedding anniversary by acting out every love story ever told. Featuring Ryan Ernst and Tiaja Sabrie. Meet the team HERE.
July 2 – August 8, 2021
a new play by Meg Berger, directed by Sarah Hawkins Rusk
Charlie and Laura disagree on who has the advantage – men or women. But when they magically switch bodies while watching a soccer game, the question of “ball in and out of bounds” takes on a whole new meaning. Featuring Monica Spencer and Tim Pollack.
August 13 – September 19, 2021
You Talk White
a new play by Craig Ester, directed by K Edmonds
Anyone who has every felt weird and out of place will love this coming of age story. Desmond is the new kid in the neighborhood, and he’d like a friend. But Bell isn’t so sure: she thinks Desmond is loud and weird. He thinks she cares too much what others think. But maybe they have more in common than first meets the eye? Through the banter and play of childhood, Desmond and Bell discover what makes them different… and similar.
May 28 – September 17, 2021
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!
DOWNRIVER DRIVEWAY PRICES
$100 flat fee* for having us come and perform within the Downriver area, and additionally we will put out a bucket and ask for donations.
$500 fee for a “no bucket” performance. Pay this fee and we won’t put out a bucket or ask for additional donations.
*PEFORMANCES OUTSIDE THE DOWNRIVER AREA require additional fees (generally $25-100, depending on how far you are from Open Book.) If you’re outside of Downriver, and interested in having us come to you, let us know and we’ll get back to you with a price!
3 show deal – book three shows at the same location for a total of $270! (shows must be paid for and reserved at the same time to get the deal, but the performances can be spread out through the summer)
TO BOOK A PERFORMANCE
CALL MARIA at (313) 378-7879
OR EMAIL email@example.com
THINGS TO KNOW
*Driveway Theatre can be performed in driveways, backyards, parking lots, park pavilions… any clear, flat, outdoor area. Required performance space 16 feet deep, 20 feet wide with the audience sitting a minimum of 10 feet from the edge of the performance space. Audience or host provides seating… chairs, blankets, whatever you’d like.
* Our performers will not have microphones. They are professional performers who know how to project, but be aware that if your crowd is too big or is in a noisy area those in the back will have a harder time hearing. Please plan accordingly
* Rain Policy. We don’t melt in rain! Shows will not be cancelled or rescheduled for light rain. Heavy rain or lighting storms may result in a rescheduled show. We can’t control the weather. If you can, make sure it’s beautiful on the day of your performance!
*Performers will NOT be wearing masks during the performance. We encourage our host and audience to practice COVID safety as recommended by federal and state health agencies.
*We require at least two free parking spaces. Let us know if there are any specifics about where to park.
*Staff and performers will show up appx 15 minutes before performance time to set up