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VIDEO: Get to Know Basement Arts - U of Michigan's Student-Run Theatre!


Basement Arts is student-run theatre organization that has given the University of Michigan and the Ann Arbor community free theatre for over 20 years. The shows are open to all. From classic dramas to contemporary farces, original musicals and late night events, there's something for everyone at Basement Arts.

Basement Arts was founded it 1988 and spent its first few years dedicated to producing exclusively student-written works. The company got its name from producing work in the basement of the Arena Theatre on Ann Arbor's Central Campus. All shows are directed, designed, and performed by students, allowing them to experiment and explore all aspects of theatre. Basement Arts continues to be a playground for artists, and the premiere venue for diverse and adventurous productions.

In recent years Basement Arts produced A VERY POTTER MUSICAL starring GLEE star Darren Criss, a former student in the Univeristy of Michigan's Department of Theatre and Drama.

Get to know Basement Arts in the newly-released promo video below!

Upcoming productions include TAPE which runs February 14-16, WIT, GAP YAH, THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND, and CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION. For more information on the production season, click here.

To learn more about Basement Arts, click here.

Video credit: Roman Micevic

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