Detroit Heritage Theatre Festival

Casablanca Consultants curated a series of theatrical events  May 17 – May 19, 2019 through out the city of Detroit!!
This offered a forum for playwrights of all ages to showcase their talent to theatre going audience.

May 17, 2019: DHTF Festival Opening Night! A staged reading of “The Nacirema Society, a club in Detroit which was a post- slavery social organization, for ladies only, dedicated to the uplifting of young Negro womanhood. See the enlightening work of playwright Pearl Cleage, DHTF recipient of Theatre Enlightenment Award.

May 18, 2019 The first ever Dominique Morisseau Monologue Competition was held  featuring young adults showing casing works from Dominique Morisseau, a MacArthur Genius Grant Awardee and 2019 Tony-nominated Detroit native who who skyped in to judge the competition and provide workshops to the participants. Students and young adults were eligible for monetary awards. Dominique discusses this event here:

“10-Minute Play Festival,” featured original short plays about Detroit hosted by Christopher Johnson and David Burden. The live performances of the plays was held at the Detroit Public Library Main Branch.

May 19, 2019:  The closing event held Sunday, May 19,  concluded with a special stage production of “The Black Angels Over Tuskegee,” an award-winning Off-Broadway play written and directed by Layon Gray. The inspiring play is a narrative about six men as they embark on a challenging journey to become pilots in the still-segregated United States Army Air Force during World War II. The performance was held at the beautiful Charles H. Wright Museum for African American History, and will included a special presentations to the last living original Tuskegee Airmen.

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Upcoming Festival will be held on September 10-12, 2020; more information to come. Interested in learning more,  forward inquiries via email to: Karen Chappelle: karen@casablancadetroit.com.