2014-15 Board of Directors

Artistic Director: Ruby Grammatico
Associate Artistic Director: Flores Komatsu
Production Stage Manager: Rachel Kaplow
Asst. Production Stage Manager: Eleanor Howell-Shryock
Technical Director: Miriam Michaels
Asst. Technical Director: Abbey Kojima
Financial Director: Jocelyn Weberg
Asst. Financial Director: Karly Thomas
Development Director: Allyssa Powell
Development Assistant:  Alison Hacker
Directing Coordinator:  Scott Kloosterman
Asst. Directing Coordinators: Matt Kunkel, Clare Brennan
Marketing Team Director: Austin Andres
          Marketing Team:  Emma Boyden, Sarah Young, Regan Moro, Meredith Starkman, Jordan Rich, Larissa Marten, Marisa Diamond, Barry Riggins

Props Coordinator: Carolyn Alam
Costume Coordinator: Danielle Cohn
Resident Graphic Designer: Ian Johnston
Resident Photographer: Caroline Kerr


All shows are directed, designed, and performed by students, allowing them to experiment and explore all aspects of theatre. Basement Arts continues to be a playground for artists, and the premiere venue for diverse and adventurous productions!

Along with our commitment to great student theatre, Basement Arts is also committed to an active involvement in the Ann Arbor Community.


Basement Arts was founded it 1988 and spent its first few years dedicated to producing exclusively student-written works.  The company got its name from producing work in the basement of the Arena Theatre on Ann Arbor’s Central Campus.


Parking for Basement Arts shows is available at the Music School for free after 5:00PM.

Parking at the Walgreen Drama Center costs $1.20 per hour until 8:00PM.


Late Night shows are a one night only deal! These shows happen periodically throughout the semester at 11:00pm on Saturdays. These shows are often about an hour long, cramming a lot of entertainment into one night! Past Late Nights have included cabarets, bands, staged readings, and variety-eqsue shows.


Basement Arts operates with support from, and in cooperation with, The University of Michigan Department of Theatre & Drama. Thank you to all the faculty and staff who help make Basement Arts possible!