Touring & Community Outreach

Did you know that the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance provides a number of community outreach opportunities for local communities and schools? For minimal cost, our touring companies will come to your school or community space to perform. Not only are these tours highly entertaining, they’re also deeply engaging.

Our touring companies include:

To Sangana African Dance

This is dynamic dance company thrills audiences with quality African-derived dance and drum presentations, guaranteed to inspire, invigorate, educate, and entertain. The company celebrates rich cultural traditions from the African heritage, as well as the contemporary African-American experience. Learn more.

Company One Dance

The lecture-demonstration performance format is built to engage students in an experience of seeing and experiencing movement as a form of communication. Learn more.

Motor City Cabaret

Our musical theatre outreach program aims to create an awareness and appreciation of the art of theatre and dance through an energetic and informative 50-minute performance. Learn more.

Facing Our Truth: Ten Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege

Inspired by the debates and nationwide protests following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the killing of Trayvon Martin. Engaging students in serious talks about race and privilege, each performance is followed by a discussion with the cast. Learn more.

Children’s Theatre

Each spring, our children’s theatre company tours Detroit Public Schools Community District with a completely free production to introduce our youngest audience to the magic and wonder of live performance. Learn more.

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