Slipstream Presents GROSS INDECENCY: THE THREE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDESlipstream Presents GROSS INDECENCY: THE THREE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019

The iconic playwright that brought us gems like The Importance of Being Earnest and The Picture of Dorian Gray has a tragic story of his own. This summer, Slipstream Theatre Initiative proudly delves into Oscar Wilde's history with Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde by Moises Kaufman, sponsored by Muhammad Choudhry. (more...)

BWW Review: ON THE EXHALE at Slipstream Theatre Initiative Confronts the Impossible Questions About School ShootingsBWW Review: ON THE EXHALE at Slipstream Theatre Initiative Confronts the Impossible Questions About School Shootings
by Stefani Chudnow - May 2, 2019

In the days since seeing playwright Martin Zimmerman's On the Exhale, which is running at Slipstream Theatre Initiative in Ferndale through May 19th, I have been thinking a lot about the 1999 Columbine shooting, the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting, and the 2018 Parkland shooting. Slipstream's one-woman show, On the Exhale, centers on an unnamed single mother whose only child was killed in a shooting at his elementary school. This mother goes on a desperate journey to uncover what exactly happened in that school on that fateful September morning. (more...)

BWW Interview: Bailey Boudreau Talks ON THE EXHALE at Slipstream Theatre Initiative and Why It's Important Right NowBWW Interview: Bailey Boudreau Talks ON THE EXHALE at Slipstream Theatre Initiative and Why It's Important Right Now
by Katie Laban - Apr 22, 2019

Slipstream Theatre Initiative is having a conversation that is long past due - gun violence. It's one they admit is uncomfortable, upsetting, and can make you cringe, but it is a topic that is long past time and very necessary right now. Now in their fifth season, Slipstream has always been determined to pair its productions with socially relevant issues and On The Exhale is no different. The one-woman play is set in a situation that could be a TED Talk or a college lecture and focuses on a woman whose second-grade son was killed in a school shooting. Through a recounting of the event and her irrational reaction, the audience is forced to question what it takes to become a mass shooter. Instead of describing a monster that none of us could imagine being, she describes the obsession with control, power, and life that goes hand in hand with being a gun owner. She exposes the human instincts behind turning in to a shooter. We realize soon realize that given the right set of circumstances, we are subject to becoming the thing we most fear. BroadwayWorld Detroit had a chance to speak with Slipstream's Artistic Director, Bailey Boudreau, about being director of this significant piece of art and why it is an important for audiences to explore it even though the content may be uncomfortable to them. Take a moment to read our insightful interview with Bailey to understand his passion about On The Exhale and the social issues the it revolves around. (more...)

Slipstream Presents ON THE EXHALESlipstream Presents ON THE EXHALE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019

We need to have a conversation about gun violence. It may be uncomfortable. It may be upsetting. It may make you cringe. But it's long past time. So let's talk. And then let's act. (more...)

Slipstream Presents THE WOLVES by Sarah DeLappeSlipstream Presents THE WOLVES by Sarah DeLappe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2019

This March, Slipstream Theatre Initiative proudly presents the second show of their 5th season - The Wolves. (more...)

Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Detroit Awards!Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Detroit Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018

It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW Detroit Awards!Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW Detroit Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Slipstream Presents THREE TALL WOMENSlipstream Presents THREE TALL WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

If you could go back and change it all, would you? Would you recognize your reflection in the mirror? Could you continue on if you knew today was the happiest moment of your life, and you'd never experience it again? Who are you? (more...)

Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Detroit Awards!Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Detroit Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Vote For The 2018 BWW Detroit Awards; RAGTIME Leads Best Musical!Vote For The 2018 BWW Detroit Awards; RAGTIME Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 3, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Vote For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards; The Croswell Opera House Leads Theatre of the Year!Vote For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards; The Croswell Opera House Leads Theatre of the Year!
by BWW Staff - Nov 26, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Slipstream Presents a Birthday CabaretSlipstream Presents a Birthday Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

Slipstream Theatre Initiative has become known for its gutsy adaptations of classics like Hamlet, A Doll's House, and Hedda Gabler. As season five approaches, the company is excited to explore new avenues. Starting in January, Slipstream will present cabaret nights, Mondays at 8:00 PM. Performers can come with sheet music, ready to sing, or they can just come hang out. (more...)

Planet Ant to Present Staged Reading of the Original 'Zine STUPORPlanet Ant to Present Staged Reading of the Original 'Zine STUPOR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

For the second year in a row, Planet Ant Theatre is producing a live staged reading of local writer Steve Hughes' original 'zine "Stupor." The event will take place at the Planet Ant Hall in Hamtramck, MI on Saturday, October 6 at 8pm. The 2018 issue "All Dressed Up and Nowhere" features true stories inspired by the theme "costume," retold through Hughes' unique, captivating lens. (more...)

Slipstream Presents Original Vinogradov Play, LOST IN 3 PINESSlipstream Presents Original Vinogradov Play, LOST IN 3 PINES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

6 people walk into an oven...Sound like the beginning of a sick joke or a Grimm Brothers' fairy tale? Nope. It's the premise of Maxim Vinogradov's new play, Lost in 3 Pines, reminiscent of Baum's Wizard of Oz. (more...)

Slipstream to Stage OTHELLOSlipstream to Stage OTHELLO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

Slipstream has become known for switching genders and presenting classic relationships in a way that is fresh and relate-able, and Othello is yet another step in the direction of gender exploration and stereotype shattering. War has come to Cyprus; the island lies crippled under siege from the most feared and admired naval officer on the ocean - Othello. (more...)

Slipstream Theatre Initiative Announces Upcoming SeasonSlipstream Theatre Initiative Announces Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2018

Slipstream Theatre Initiative has some exciting news! As many people know, this has been a season of stepping outside of the company's comfort zone and embracing new challenges; they did their first devised piece (Tales from the Mitten) and will be doing their first musical (Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill). Because of some very fortunate events, the not-so-young company has been able to expand its ventures even further and they are thrilled to announce the new line-up for the rest of the season. (more...)

Slipstream Presents TARTUFFESlipstream Presents TARTUFFE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2018

A very sly con-man with HUGE ideas convinces people that he can make them great again and suddenly everything runs amok. Sound familiar? Oh wait, were you thinking of politics? We would NEVER be political! We're, of course, talking about Moliere's esteemed classic Tartuffe! Silly you. (more...)

Photo Flash: LET THE RIGHT ONE IN Makes Stage Premiere at The Ringwald TheatrePhoto Flash: LET THE RIGHT ONE IN Makes Stage Premiere at The Ringwald Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017

The Swedish cult phenomenon Let The Right One In has been an acclaimed novel, two movies, a TV pilot and now a dark and visceral stage production that makes its Midwest debut at The Ringwald Theatre on January 5th, 2018. (more...)

Slipstream Presents Original Play About Tennessee WilliamsSlipstream Presents Original Play About Tennessee Williams
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

In what has become a Slipstream tradition, September brings the world premiere of an original play, A Night of Stars with Tennessee Williams. Join us for a tour of famous and infamous stars, led by a man admired by more stars than any other: the one and only Tennessee Williams! Appearances on the tour include Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando, Bette Davis, Truman Capote, Katharine Hepburn, and many more along the way. As in all good tours, the history becomes almost more realistic than the present as the ghosts from the past materialize as flesh and blood. Written by Wilde Award-winner Maxim Vinogradov, this script recently won the Hopwood Award in Drama as well as the Dennis McIntyre Prize. (more...)

Slipstream Closes Season with Chekhov's THE SEAGULL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2017

Slipstream proudly presents Chekhov's The Seagull, a play about the way artists destroy themselves and each other, all for the sake of the art. The company brings its third season to a close by presenting the classic as a voyeuristic examination of the characters we are and the characters we build. (more...)

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