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Join us this June 24-26 as we amplify the work of Detroit's performing arts community. 

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The Young Artist Workshop

Building The Foundation of Your Story


Professional Audition Prep Workshop


Neighborhood Engagement Programming


The Propulsion Theatre Project


young artists workshop

The Ghostlight Arts Initiative (GLAI)  invites you to apply for it's first Young Artist Workshop (YAW) on Playwriting, taking place June 24-26, 2024 from 9:30AM-3:00PM EST.  We are excited to have the distinguished Ann E. Eskridge, playwright, film producer, professor, and author, as our first instructor.  


We invite students from Detroit, grades 9-12 who are interested in storytelling, the arts, theatre, and playwriting. During this three-day workshop, students will work with a professional playwright to explore narrative storytelling. Students will generate a 5-10 minute play.  

Submit your application by Sunday June 2, 2024, 11:59 EST. 


audition prep

The Ghostlight Arts Initiative  (GLAI) invites you to apply for a College Prep Auditions Workshop on June 24, 2024. 


Led by Producing Artistic Director of The Obsidian Theatre Festival, John Sloan III (The Lion King), participants will also have the chance to work with industry professionals Lulu Fall (HAIR; Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812).

During the workshop participants will have the opportunity to hone their theatre and musical theatre audition technique. Training will include emphasis on script and lyric analysis, vocal technique, song/monologue selection, sheet music preparation, and musicianship. 


Theatre participants should only two contrasting monologues 

  • Each piece no longer than three minutes 

  • One contemporary piece (from a play written post 1970) 


Musical theatre participating artists should come prepared with two contrasting 16 bar selections

  • One contemporary selection (written post 1970) 

  • Please also be prepared to sing the entire song 

  • Sheet music prepared for an accompanist 


Please submit your application by Sunday June 2, 2024, 11:59 EST. 

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engagement program series

The Neighbrohood Engagement Program Series, offers the opportunity for community engagement.  The series consists of GLAI screening a play, short pieces from our signature project including conversations from OTF, followed by  a focused conversation on an educational topic related to the piece we watched.  The NEPS are meant to increase arts access, provide arts education for diverse community members, introduce local artists to the larger community, as well as garner community feedback and input on how we can utilize the arts to address socio-political issues that impact Detroit.


the propulsion theatre project

Propulsion focuses on encouraging economic development of theatre in Detroit. Supported by the Mellon Foundation as a collaborative project with Blackboard plays, we create sustainable contributions to the local arts ecosystem by emphasizing expansion of  infrastructure that allows for equitable compensation.  In addition to a focus on the individual artist, Propulsion supports the growth of professional theatre organizations through collaboration with municipal, non-profit, and for-profit partners – to propel cultural exchange, workforce development, artistic creativity, and economic empowerment through the theatrical arts.



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