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Prof. Marshall-Amundsen and Hilberry Outside the Box transform a lot into performance space...
Wayne State scenic design students transform 'A LOT of Space' into theatre space, 9/10-10/22
Pegi Marshall-Amundsen, Wayne State University assistant professor and head MFA in theatre set design, along with Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company's Executive Artistic Director Frannie Shepherd-Bates, WSU scenic design graduate students and others, are transforming A LOT of Space at the northeast corner of Canfield and Cass Avenue into an innovative space for theatre companies and performers. This is a project of ArtsCorpsDetroit’s LOTS of Art! and will continue through three phases, Sept. 10 – Oct. 22, 2012. The project also is supported by Wayne State University’s Office of Economic Development. The goal of LOTS of Art! is to enhance vacant lots through art, with a parallel aim to affect the social and economic fabric of the city – engendering cohesiveness and pride in neighborhoods and empowering individuals to realize that they have the creative capacity to transform their lives and their environment.
CALL FOR ARTISTS
A LOT of Space is an ArtsCorpsDetroit LOTS of Art! project brought to you by Hilberry Outside the Box, Magenta Giraffe Theatre and WSU Economic Development. This vacant lot enhancement engenders cohesiveness and pride in the neighborhood and empowers individuals to realize that they have the creative capacity to transform their lives and their environment.
LOT LIFE: Now Until October 18
During this time, performers and events have the opportunity to exhibit their work between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. This venue is open to the community to bring life to the project. We are encouraging the community to make use of the space. All types of activities are welcomed. Guidelines are simply that activities must take place during those hours and cannot contain extensive profanity, nudity or real or simulated drug use. Thanks for your interest. Apply to contribute a performance to the lineup of events at A LOT of Space. Those interested in using the space are asked to e-mail the application to Frannie Shepherd-Bates, email@example.com.
RE-CREATE phase: October 18-22
This phase includes a culminating Lot Sale, re-creation of scenic elements and a community dinner. Thursday October 18: Performance and community meal, 6-9pm. Those interested in volunteering during any phase of the event should contact Pegi Marshall-Amundsen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ongoing information about A LOT of Space may be found on its Facebook event page.