Friends of the Ant,
You know Planet Ant Theatre as a black box performance venue in Hamtramck, Michigan that has been committed to providing opportunities for Detroit-based writers, directors, and performers since its creation in 1996, but did you know we're expanding? We recently purchased the hall across the street from our current location with the intent of building a brand new venue for our community's artists. It's coming along great, but we can't finish the project without the support of our community. That's why we recently held an IndieGoGo campaign to raise the funds needed to finish this project. We managed to raise over $40,000 of our $55,000 goal. This will allow us to continue work on the hall. We'll be doing things like building soundproof walls to separate the theatre from the bar and restaurant , building a tech booth, and purchasing things like seating and lighting equipment.
We didn't quite make our goal, so we are still excepting contributions. Click here if you would like to make a tax deductible donation to the future of Planet Ant and Ant Hall.
Stay tuned for updates on our construction progress.
These generous people backed our IndieGoGo campaign, supported the Ant Hall project, and deserve a high five from us:
Maureen Biermann, Joe Anderson, Lorin Kozlowski, Jessica McCartney, Jaime Moyer, JR, Justin Catchens, Larry Campbell, Michael Hovitch & Genna Cowsert, Linda Stingl, Sarah Stewart, Paul & Diana Jacokes, Audra Jantz, Ralph Mandarano, Andi Maziarz, Jennifer Karteczka, Jordan Whalen, Ann Kasprzak, Kelly Komlen, Amanda Grace Ewing, Don and Monika Cleveland, Jill Rymsha, Adam Hirzel & Elizabeth Mekaru, Michael Babbish, Stephan Kirichenko, Phil Hughes, Christine Malcom, Elana Sullivan, Brett Kinsfather, Matt & Sarah Cantu, Kaitlyn Bourque, Sheevani Ignasinski, Brian Martinez, Bonnie Girson, Lisa Seymour, Tony Augusty, Pam Rickard, Jeremy Gragg, Sandra Swindell, Craig Smyk, Debra Knoll, Joe Bailey, Mandy Puzzle, Tanya Irwin, Adam Bacigal, Maria, Aaron Mondry, Albin Jalynski, Eric Maher, Mitchell Koory, Max Bible, Keith Faigin,, John Kane, Benjamin Russo, Hunter Dunn, Adam Stevenson, Michael Hofer, Kelly Rossi, Kim Carney, Belmina Fetic, Jonathan Horeski, Katie McGraw, Ce'Ann Yates, Susan Messing, Beth Hagenlocker & Marc Evan Jackson, Keith Thompson, John Anderson, Karyn Behnke, Chris Fortin, Kelly & Kevin Krochmalny, Mary Conley, Sonja Marquis, Joshua Tariff, David Thornhill Jr, Justin Mysza, Whitney Armstrong, Mike Targus, Scott Goldstein, Suzi Regan, Biffle Langlois, Martin & Melanie West, Elaine Babbish, Collins, Stephanie Pascaris, Nicholas Boulahanis, David De Angelis, Shawn Golden, Tom Mutchler, Dwayne McDaniel, Jocelyn Hillen, Eileen MacInnis Smith, Dan Izzo, Schuyler Weinberg, Jasen, Nancy Yarbrough, Justin Dykhouse, Tia Peruzzi, Kathy McGettigan, Peter Murray, Linda Bickers, Joanna Hastings, Willie Orlando Ford, Kathy Lynn Soukup, Sitara Govender, Joe Jakubowski, Matthew Schonert, Maria Cross, Sarah, Paul Emery, Michele Oberholtzer, Rick King, Paul Oparka, Nilesh Shah, Jean Parker, Dyan Bailey, Caitlyn Shea, Molly McMahon, Adam Howe, Joyce Salisbury, Jenny Haddo, Derek Lafferty, Jen Maiseloff, Karen Majewski, Jewel Emily, Maryl Kacir, Sam Sage, Meredith Deighton, James Saoud, Alice Kowalski, Terri Kelly, Sylvia Shelby Bradley, Steve Engelhart, and Emily Engelhart, Jaclynn Cherry, Amber Hunt, Alex Macksound, Adrianne Johnston, Heather Crafft, Josh Hamilton, Andy Gaitens, Matthew Flickinger, Edward S. Wolyniec, Tara Rase, Debora Bunnell, Kristin Bianchi, Adam Berbstreit, Jason DeSousa, Adam Bacigal, Bob Hahn, Matthew Penrdige, Leah Bullsmith, Kathy McGettigan, Amanda Jaber, Corene Ford, Jacylnn Cherry, Doris Neal Van Tiem, Doris & Vincent T. Van Tiem, Sara Constantakis, Aaron Johnstone, Jason Zacharias, Hugh Maguire, David Lentz, Joe Krause, Carl Evans, Rebecca Jacokes, Doug Elenbaas, Sue Durso, Constance G. Cowper, Robyn & Rusty Mewha, Stacy Paalanen, Gary Boyers, Sandra Sumerton, Maribeth Monroe, Jerome Jankiewicz, Avery & Paco, John Anderson, Nate Hudson, Scott Icenogle, Audra Jantz, Thomas Macias, Adam Barnowski, Jillian Clements, Kathryn Schumacher, Delaine Miller, Kim Andrews, JM Ethridge, Paul Was, Annie Derbabian, Cari Sue Murphy, Albin Jalynski, Kathryn Rogers, Donald Hoenig, Catherine Roach, Mark Whitehaed, Sara and James McAninch, Pat Caporuscio, Caitlyn Shea, Laura Thompson Cerrito, Jaime Moyer, Sandra & Fred Sumerton, Pj Jacokes, Brooke Ellis, Julia R Garlotte, Nuverre Naami, Nicole Pascaretta, William Curry, Moni Jones, Dylan Wolff, Tom Schultz, Adrienne Looper, Rebecca Concepcion, Steve Branstrom, Katy Kujala, Thomas Hoagland, Sheevani Ignasinski, Hannah Taubitz, Cameron Hahn, Collab Feature, JR, Michael Carnow, Sunil Sawani, Phil Ranta. Charles McGraw, Mark and Tina Gloss-Finnell, Steve Forbes, Michelle Peet, Nate DuFort, Daniel Roth, Lisa and Buddha, Shannon Moon, Alisa Barlage, Sarah Smisek, Tim, Adam Ston, Richard Hyska, Ellie Warner, Jen Hansen, Charles Matt, Elaine Kaiser, Luke Legere, George & Laurie Bournias, Lauren Montgomery, Annette Madias, Ruth & Chris Hiner, Sara Cinnamon, Bob Wittersheim, Chrissy Morgan, RJ Brown, Linda Richie, Travis Pelto, Dan Zemke, Jeffrey Pearce, Mary Conley, Rachel Webster, Kevin A. Johnson, Maggie Durant and Steve Oliver, Jeanette Pierce, Eddie Fritz, Kelly Rossi, Amy Probst, Kelly Ann, Dale Dobson, John Dropchuk, Amy Kelly, Jennifer Salander, Ruth Reid, Julie and Tim Reid, Richard Payton, Scott Fab, Julia Schroeder, Tim Krzyczkowski, Kyle Merandi, Jason Petterson, John Hovitch, Hugh Maguire, JR, Allen Smock, Frannie Shepherd-Bates, Tim Weeks, Jaime Moyer, Sean Slyman, William Zakolski, Tim Campos, Mary Beth Kolbicz, Katy Monthei, Brian Balicki, Connie Sumerton Shelton, Marcia Hudson, Margaret Edwartowski, Michael Smith, Marcy Donelson, and Graham Leslie.