The Freedom Players @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival
The Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance has been invited to participate in the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival (the largest international theatre festival in the world) as part of the college performing arts program.
We are taking a new production created by Wayne State faculty, Billicia Charnelle Hines, Dr. RAS Mikey Courtney, and Karen Prall. The Social Justice Project is a devised theatre and dance performance created within our Black Theatre & Dance concentration, which illuminates and engages audiences in current socio-political challenges, utilizing teaching artists through performance and conversation on race and privilege as a means of bridging communities.
This project enhances the international presence of the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance, showcasing our department, the College, and the university at the world's largest international theatre festival while also elevating our Black Theatre & Dance concentration, representing it, literally, on the global stage.
Your support will ensure this project's success by alleviating some of the financial burden that international travel causes. Students are directly supported by your gift, making this already phenomenal opportunity one that will impact them and their training for the rest of their lives.
The Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance is a program within the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts, offering both undergraduate and graduate degrees in dance, performance, design, and management.