Basement Arts is student-run theatre organization that has given the University of Michigan and the Ann Arbor community FREE theatre for over 20 years! Our shows are open to all! From classic dramas to contemporary farces, original musicals and late night events, there’s something for everyone at Basement Arts.
Artistic Director: Taylor Norton
Junior Artistic Director: Ruby Grammatico
Production Stage Manager: Cameron Malcolm
Asst. Production Stage Manager: Rachel Kaplow
Technical Director: Jenn Jacobs
Asst. Technical Director: Miriam Michaels
Financial Director: Jocelyn Weberg
Asst. Financial Director: Meredith Starkman
Development Director: Joanna Miller
Development Assistant: Regan Moro
Directing Coordinator: Scott Kloosterman
Asst. Directing Coordinators: Elisabeth Frankel, Flores Komatsu
Marketing Strategies Consultant: Rhemé Sloan
Marketing Team Director: Skye Payne
Marketing Team: Alex Madda, Austin Andres, John Lewis,
Sarah Young, Kendra Williams (Videographer)
Props Coordinator: Carolyn Alam
Costume Coordinator: Katie Lantz
Asst Costume Coordinator: Danielle Cohn
Graphic Designer: Sarah Fogel
Photographer: Nikki Horowitz
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.