“Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company is a 501(c)3, nonprofit organization that acts to eliminate apathy, violence, prejudice and barriers to education through theatre productions, projects and programs; and further acts to reestablish and expand Detroit’s theatre district”. – www.magentagiraffe.org/
Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company
The Magenta Stage
at Cass and Canfield
The Magenta Stage drew a lot of attention during the Dlectricity Event in Midtown Detroit. This says a lot for an art installation that held its own against numerous high tech electronic light shows that took place in the city that night.
“The stage is open to the community to bring life to the stage until October 18th, 2012 from 9-9”, Pegi Marshall-Amundsen said to the gathering crowd of visitors to her art installation. Pegi Marshall-Amundsen teaches theater at Wayne State University and she is also affiliated with the Scenic Design Hilberry Outside The Box Project.
I also learned that there is a community meal and performance fundraiser taking place on October 18th from 6-8 pm. To learn more about the Magenta Stage please click on the link to the official website. To view my photography and video/slideshow of the event please click on the video link. I selected the featured music to accompany the video because Pegi Marshall-Amundsen is doing her part in shining a positive light on the city of Detoit.
More information about Pegi Marshall-Amundsen can be found on the Wayne State University ArtCorps Detroit link. For additional information on the Magenta Stage please click on the hyperlinks/highlighted words that are contained within the article.
The following explains more about the community art projects that are ongoing in the city of Detroit; “Wayne State University’s Assistant Professor and Head MFA in Theatre Set Design Pegi Marshall‐Amundsen, Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company’s Executive Artistic Director Frannie Shepherd‐Bates, Wayne State University scenic design graduate students, and members of the midtown community will transform A LOT of Space at the Northeast corner of Canfield and Cass Avenue into an innovative space for theatre companies and performers. This is a project of ArtsCorpsDetroit’s Lots of Art and will continue through three phases from September 10-October 22, 2012. The project also is supported by Wayne State University’s Office of Economic Development. Ongoing information about A LOT of Space may be found on the Facebook event page.” – Read more at artscorpsdetroit.wayne.edu/news.php?id=9871
Event information: https://www.facebook.com/events/460115587345420