For Immediate Release

Local Press Contact:
Michael Lluberes
Flint Repertory Theatre
347-804-7623 | mlluberes@flintrep.org

Dionanda Tillman
Flint Institute of Music
810-237-3112 | dtillman@thefim.org
FLINT REP ANNOUNCES
REIMAGINED SEASON FOR SUMMER 2021
Flint, Mich. - Flint Rep announces a new, reimagined season for the summer: FLINT REP OUTSIDE!
 
Producing artistic director Michael Lluberes says: “This exciting and ambitious new programming is all outside of the box and our building. During the pandemic, we’re looking for ways to translate our work into new mediums and bring theatre directly to the community.”
This summer, Flint Repertory Theatre is partnering with the Flint Public Art Project to present FLINT MURAL PLAYS (June 5 – August 31). Flint Rep has commissioned 25 new micro audio plays from some of the most exciting playwrights in the country, each play corresponding with a different mural located around Flint.
 
The FLINT MURAL PLAYS will feature new audio plays from Mando Alvarado (Post No Bills), Hunter Bell (Title of Show) & Ebony Vines, Kyle Clark, singer-songwriter “Danielle Ate The Sandwich,” Destiny Dunn, Rebecca Gilman (Spinning Into Butter), Derek Gregor & Selda Sahin (GRIND), Lauren Gunderson (I and You), Harvey, Kenn Hopkins Jr., Greg Kotis (Urinetown), Jenni Lamb, Craig Lucas (Prelude to a Kiss, Light in the Piazza), Douglas Lyons (Chicken and Biscuits), Leah Maddrie, Alex Moggridge (The Boatman), Eliana Pipes, Emilio Rodriguez, Nandita Shenoy (Washer/Dryer), Harrison David Rivers (Broadbend, Arkansas), Josh Wilder (Wrong River,) as well as University of Michigan Flint student playwrights Taylor Boes, David Guster, Olivia Maxwell-Cook, Andrea Orpinel, and Enrique Vargas.
 
The 25 short audio plays will be available for audience members to listen to for free on the PixelStix mobile app on their phone or listening device as they visit the murals around Flint from June 5 through August 31 and online at FlintRep.org. The project will also feature free outdoor community events all around the city with guided walking/trolley tours and live performances.
Flint Rep Outside will also present Jason Robert Brown’s SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD (July 23-25) performed outside on the roof of Flint Repertory Theatre.
 
With a soaring, vibrant score that blends pop, gospel, and jazz, SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD transports the audience from the deck of a 1492 Spanish sailing ship to the ledge of a Fifth Avenue high-rise. This thrilling theatrical song cycle examines life, love, and the choices ordinary people make when faced with extraordinary moments. Singers will perform on the roof of the theatre while the audience watches from the courtyard below.

Lluberes says, “We hope to get people out into Flint's different neighborhoods this summer to experience theatre and the city in exciting new ways.”

Tickets on sale May 1. For more specific information on Flint Rep’s reimagined season FLINT REP OUTSIDE, contact the Ticket Center at 810-237-7333 or FlintRep.org.
FLINT REPERTORY THEATRE is a professional, not-for-profit theatre in the heart of Flint, Mich. The Rep’s commitment is to provide the City of Flint and surrounding communities with highly imaginative, thought-provoking theatre that is challenging, entertaining, and inspiring for all ages. Flint Repertory Theatre is a Flint Institute of Music program, alongside the Flint School of Performing Arts and the Flint Symphony Orchestra. Through FIM, it receives partial funding from the Genesee County Arts Education and Enrichment Millage. The Rep is the recipient of a 2018 National Theatre Company Grant from The American Theatre Wing. www.flintrep.org