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Can’t Have People in the Theatre? Bring Theatre to the People 
-American Theatre Magazine

Flint Murals Bring Theatrical Works to Life in New Flint Mural Plays Initiative 
-Fresh Coast Perspective


Picturing the Performance: UM-Flint Students, Alumni and Faculty featured in Flint Mural Plays -UofM Flint News 


"This is an example of the performing arts world and the mural arts world coming together."

The Mural Plays of Flint

Flint Mural Plays Kick Off The Flint Rep Summer 2021 Season

Flint Rep Announces Summer Season and Mural Plays Series
-American Theatre Magazine



Conceived and directed by Michael Lluberes

June 1 – August 31, 2021

During the summer of 2021, Flint Repertory Theatre partnered with the Flint Public Art Project to present FLINT MURAL PLAYS. The project commissioned and produced 25 world premiere micro audio plays from some of the most exciting national and local playwrights. Each play corresponded with a different mural located around the city of Flint.

The 25 audio plays were available for audience members to listen to for free on a mobile app for phones or listening devices as they visited the murals around Flint. The city wide project also featured free outdoor community events including block parties with guided walking and trolley tours, as well as live performances. The plays were also available to listen to online.


FLINT MURAL PLAYS featured 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 (The 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) and Josh Wilder (Wrong River).

The project also featured work from University of Michigan-Flint student playwrights Taylor Boes, David Guster, Olivia Maxwell-Cook, Andrea Orpinel and Enrique Vargas and employed over 100 theatre artists.

During the pandemic, we found new ways to translate our work into different mediums and bring theatre directly to the community. FLINT MURAL PLAYS was part of our re-imagined season "FLINT REP OUTSIDE" which featured exciting and ambitious programming all outside of the box and our physical building. Inspired by the Flint Public Art Project, the mission of the project was to get people out into Flint's different neighborhoods to experience theatre, artwork and the city in exciting new ways.

Photos by Mike Naddeo

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