Touring Companies

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 low and sometimes no 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 children’s theatre tour (May — June) is FREE to Detroit Community Public Schools.

Will tours be taking place this year?

Due to the current pandemic, we are not planning to send our touring companies out to schools or community spaces this season. But that doesn’t mean we’re not ready to engage with you and your students! However, we will be creating virtual content for arts educators to use in their classrooms all year, including lectures, skill shares, performances and more.

Are you an educator who would like to bring performances and theatre and dance curriculum into your class? Please contact Mary Anderson at cw1962@wayne.edu to begin the conversation.

Dance Company

To Sangana African Dance & Drums

Part of the Black Theatre & Dance Collective

Pricing varies

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.

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Dance Company

Company One

Pricing varies

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

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Devised Theatre for Social Justice

Freedom Players

Part of the Black Theatre & Dance Collective

Pricing varies

Created by Billicia Charnelle Hines, Dr. RAZ Mikey Courtney, and Karen Prall, the Social Justice Project is a devised theatre and dance performance for Detroit Public Schools Community District, serving approximately 3,600 public middle and high school students. A new show will be devised each year to reflect the changing attitudes of race and privilege in Detroit.

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Musical Theatre Company

Motor City Cabaret

Pricing varies

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.

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Children's Theatre

Theatre for Young Audiences

Children's Touring Theatre Company

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.

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