Our Voices New Play Festival

Presented by Black and Brown Theatre


Culture, community, and education connect through Black and Brown Theatre’s Our Voices Festival of New Plays in which students write short plays which they direct and cast utilizing Detroit area adult professional actors, from Black and Brown Theatre’s database, drawing attention to the valuable stories of our community.



About the Artist

Black and Brown Theatre is a 501c3 non-profit theatre that celebrates the voices of people of color onstage, backstage, and beyond the stage. Since its formation in 2016, Black and Brown Theatre has produced several stage plays, workshops, and special projects for people of all ages. In addition to their presentations, Black and Brown Theatre also has a free digital database of over 100 headshots & resumes for actors of color in the Detroit area that is currently used by over 80 local directors to cast stage plays, films, and other acting projects. Connecting with community members is something Black and Brown Theatre prides itself in through their free workshops for Detroit residents enabling all community members to try acting in a safe and welcoming environment led by and for people of color. Black and Brown Theatre has been invited to perform in various venues including the University of Michigan, University of Toledo, Kalamazoo College, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Planet Ant Theatre, Spread Art, and Alternatives for Girls. Black and Brown Theatre also tours schools and libraries with their performances of theatre for young audiences that enrich students’ educational experiences and bring families together.