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Welcome to Planet Ant


Do you think Planet Ant is the best place to see theatre in metro Detroit?

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Live Music at the Ant


Can catch some of metro Detroit's best live music weekly at Ant Hall and Ghost Light Bar. Check below for this week's shows or click here for our full live music schedule.

Live Music at the Ant


Can catch some of metro Detroit's best live music weekly at Ant Hall and Ghost Light Bar. Check below for this week's shows or click here for our full live music schedule.

Friday, August 18 2017 @ Ghost Light

Emily Davis And The Murder Police, The Five Piece Problem & The Sugar Clouds

Doors: 8:00 PM | 18+

No Cover

 


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Saturday, August 19 2017 @ Ghost Light

The Blueflowers, Pewter Club & Betty Cooper

Doors: 8:00 PM | 18+

No Cover

 

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Boxfest Detroit 2017


Planet Ant is happy to be hosting this annual festival showcasing the brightest and best local female playwrights and directors.

Boxfest Detroit 2017


Planet Ant is happy to be hosting this annual festival showcasing the brightest and best local female playwrights and directors.

Boxfest Detroit 2017

Fridays and Saturdays, August 18 - 26

Admission is payable by cash only at the door with day passes for $10.

Box 1:
Shark Week by Thomas J. Misuraca, directed by Megan Wright
Aisle Six by Matthew Fowler, directed by Katelyn Foster

Box 2:
Welcome Wagon by Francesca Pazniokas, directed by Sarah Hawkins Moan
VALERIE: A COSPLAY MONOLOGUE by Asher Wyndham, directed by Amanda Grace Ewing
Speed Dating at the End of the World by Tofer Carlson, directed by Ellen Stachowicz

Box 3:
Pumps by Brett Hursey, directed by Shannon Hurst
Legacy written and directed by Charity Clark-Anderson
The Train by Irene L. Pynn, directed by Leia Squillace

Box 4:
Digging Up Hoffa by Dave Carley, directed by Terie Spencer
Not This White Woman by Adrienne Dawes, directed by Bridgette Jordon

Friday, August 18:
7 pm: Cocktail hour
8 pm: Box 3
9 pm: Box 4
10 pm: Talkback with BFD Directors

Saturday, August 19:
3 pm: Box 1
4 pm: Box 3
7 pm: Cocktail hour
8 pm: Box 2
9 pm: Box 1

Friday, August 25:
7 pm: Cocktail hour
8 pm: Box 4
9 pm: Box 2

Saturday, August 26:
3 pm: Box 4
4 pm: Box 2
7 pm: Cocktail hour
8 pm: Box 3
9 pm: Box 1
10 pm: Awards Ceremony


About Box Fest:

BoxFest Detroit is an organization that showcases and creates opportunities for women directors. BFD produces festivals that allow women directors the opportunities to direct original shows of their choice and win awards to help further their careers in directing. Proceeds from each festival are given to one or more directors as a scholarship to help further her career. The winning director of the audience vote competition is given the opportunity to direct a show with Planet Ant Theatre’s Late Night Series.

BoxFest Detroit 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 theatres, and form their own successful theatre and production companies.  BoxFest Detroit’s importance within Michigan’s theatre community was validated when Between The Lines honored the festival with the Critic’s Choice Award at the 2008 Wilde Awards.

BoxFest Detroit staff:

Artistic Director:
Molly McMahon

Executive Director:
Kelly Rossi

Producer:
Amanda Grace Ewing

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Improv Mondays


"We have never laughed harder or more consistently than at Improv Mondays at Planet Ant Theatre in Hamtramck. Nothing, not a film, television show, play, podcast, book, stand-up comedy show, has been funnier." – Metro Times Detroit

Every Monday night at Ant Hall. Can't make make Mondays? We also have live comedy on Thursday and Saturday nights!

Improv Mondays


"We have never laughed harder or more consistently than at Improv Mondays at Planet Ant Theatre in Hamtramck. Nothing, not a film, television show, play, podcast, book, stand-up comedy show, has been funnier." – Metro Times Detroit

Every Monday night at Ant Hall. Can't make make Mondays? We also have live comedy on Thursday and Saturday nights!

Improv Mondays are now at Ant Hall.

Improv Monday is our longest running and most popular show. Each week's hilarious night of comedy includes a special guest troupe opening for our renowned Home Team, then we always close out the night with our free open improv Ant Jam.

Every Monday at 8pm. Tickets are $5 at the door. Ghostlight Bar opens at 7pm preceding every show at the Ant. Stop by for a preshow drink!

Check out the video below or click here to learn a bit more about the Home Team and improv at the Ant.

Upcoming Guest Teams


Aug. 7 - Can It, Maude!

Aug. 14 - Dangerous Liaisons

Aug. 21 - Cash & Carry

Aug. 29 - Natural Born Killaz


Wanna perform at Planet Ant? Click here to submit your troupe!

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Planet Ant Training Center


Are you ready to add a much needed dose of fun into your life in 2017? Our next round of improv classes starts on Monday, June 26. Registration is open now!

Full Class Schedule

Planet Ant Training Center


Are you ready to add a much needed dose of fun into your life in 2017? Our next round of improv classes starts on Monday, June 26. Registration is open now!

Full Class Schedule

Improv changes lives!

Planet Ant offers classes in long form improv and sketch writing. Both programs are appropriate for students of all skill levels.

We bet you've been to an improv show at Planet Ant and thought, "They sure look like they are having fun. I wish I could do that." Guess what? You can! The Planet Ant Training Center offers a full line-up of six-week classes for beginning and experienced students looking to learn the ins and outs of long-form improv comedy and comedy writing.

You'll learn from some of the area’s best and most seasoned instructors –the same people you see performing with the Home Team each week. We pride ourselves on creating a safe and nurturing environment while providing frank, constructive feedback that will push students creatively to become better actors, better writers, and better improvisers.

We hope you are ready to sign up now, but maybe you  want try before you buy. Check out one of our free Taste of Improv Workshops for a sneak peak of what are classes are all about.