Producers seek directors, playwrights, and actors for August 2018 festival

DETROIT, May 8, 2018 — The producers of BoxFest Detroit have announced performance dates for BoxFest Detroit 2018, an annual theater festival that showcases and creates opportunities for female-identifying directors. BoxFest Detroit 2018 will run Fridays and Saturdays, August 17 – 25 at Planet Ant Theatre, 2357 Caniff Ave, Hamtramck, MI, 48212. For more information, please visit

BoxFest Detroit is an annual theater festival that showcases and creates opportunities for female-identifying directors. It has served and continues to function as a springboard for many women and their directing careers. Directors who have participated in past festivals have gone on to pursue graduate studies at highly competitive universities, become directors at professional theaters, and form their own successful theater and production companies. Proceeds from the event are given to one or more directors as through a mentorship program to help lesson the challenges for directors associated with the cost of education and travel. The winner of the audience vote competition is given the opportunity to direct a show with Planet Ant Theatre’s One-Act Series.

“After the launch of our mentorship program last year we’re looking forward to expand the opportunities we offer our directors,” said Artistic Director, Amanda Grace Ewing. “This year’s festival is our 15thanniversary, so we’re focusing on celebrating the great work of our female-identifying directors and giving them even greater visibility.”

The producing team for BoxFest Detroit 2018 includes Molly McMahon, Kelly Rossi, and Amanda Grace Ewing.

BoxFest Detroit is the only festival of its kind in the country and focuses solely on providing female-identifying directors opportunities to showcase their work and to gain necessary experience required for success in the field. The festival seeks directors of all skill levels to participate, and early career and established directors are invited to participate. The festival is also accepting submissions from playwrights and actors. Directors and playwrights must submit by June 1. Actors must submit to audition for directors. Auditions will be announced at a later date. More information about submissions and the festival is available at