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Five Minutes to Places is produced by members of the MFA Theatre Management program in the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance, within the College of Fine, Performing, and Communication Arts, at Wayne State University, under the producing entity, Theatre and Dance at Wayne.

To learn more about Theatre and Dance at Wayne, please visit theatreanddanceatwayne.com. To learn more about our academic programs, please visit theatreanddance.wayne.edu

Apr 29, 2021

In our final episode of the semester, we chat with Detroit theatre artist Emilio Rodriguez of Black and Brown Theatre Company asking questions about the history of the company, racism, education, and the need to diversify the Detroit theatre community. Learn more about Emilio himself and the aspirations of Black and...


Apr 15, 2021

Faced with unprecedented circumstances that threatened their work and their craft, Asolo Repertory Theatre took their stage to the streets in order to keep bringing theatre to the people of Florida. Learn about the story of Asolo Rep’s outdoor theatre ventures, the processes behind mounting theatre during Covid-19,...


Apr 1, 2021

As the arts sector thinks of what "reopening" looks like, arts audiences are at the center. How can people return safely? What needs to change? In this episode, Alan Brown of WolfBrown discusses the work WolfBrown has done to uncover audience feelings on COVID-19 and a return to in-person experiences. He then talks...


Mar 11, 2021

Kathleen Normington out of San Jose State University took hundreds of hours of interviews of undocumented students' stories and turned them into "The Dreamer Project: An Undocuplay". This theatre piece recently turned into a film project in the fall of 2020. Listen in to hear how the students tackled the challenge of...


Feb 18, 2021

Episode 12 of "Five Minutes to Places" features the team behind Michigan State University's "Soda Pop Shop", a theatre piece designed specifically to engage with a neurodiverse audience. Listen to hear more about how they created this piece and successfully transitioned it to the screen for virtual audiences.