Soon, the words of Detroit’s newest playwrights will resonate inside an institution renown around the world as the home of masterpieces and priceless treasures of visual art.
Detroit Playwrights Friday is the first event in a new performance series beginning June 8 the Detroit Institute of Arts. Showcasing emerging dramatists and their works, the new series also intended to foster works from Detroit’s theater community.
The series kicks off with a focus on contemporary playwrights. The guests will hear staged readings of new works by local writers Audra Lord, Sean Paraventi and Kirsten Knisely. The program begins Friday, June 8 at 8 p.m.
The readings will be followed by a discussion where the playwrights will elaborate on and answer questions about the artistic process behind their work.
The image is a detail from “The Poet’s Dream,” by Robert Weir, c. 1830, watercolor and pen and ink over graphite pencil. Detroit Institute of Arts collection.