ENGAGE & LEARN

EDUCATION

Art plays a vital role in the creation of a healthy society. We believe in the power of art to affect social change. That is why Penumbra’s unique educational programs are designed to increase awareness and celebrate difference.

School Matinees

School Matinees

We understand that the arts play a vital role in the development of young people, and for this reason we have special discount programs in place for students in elementary, middle and high school who attend Plowshares Theatre Company as part of a group.

Check the individual play schedules for specific performance dates.

Ordering

Contact Pearl Kali at 313.872.0279 or click here to email a request.

Service Fees

All orders require an initial $4 service fee to process the order and secure seats (non-refundable; payable upon confirmation).

All orders require an additional $5 service fee to have the organization’s name printed on the tickets.

Payment

A 50% deposit must be made upon receipt of the contract to secure your group reservation. Final payment is due 7 business days prior to the performance date (or as arranged with the group sales coordinator if reservations are made within 30 days of the performance date). If the balance is not paid by the due date, your ticket order may be canceled.

No refunds can be given once a group order has been closed, unless the date of the event has changed or the performance is cancelled. All programs and artists are subject to change without notice.

Plowshares Theatre Company accepts cash, checks, money order, Visa, or MasterCard as payment for your order. Checks and money orders should be made payable to Plowshares Theatre Company.

Chaperones

We advise that groups arrive with an adequate number of chaperones. We prefer 1 adult chaperone (teacher or parent) for every 15-20 students. Per this request, 1 complimentary seat is granted for every 20 student-seats purchased. Additional seats for adults can be purchased at the student rate.

Internship Opportunities

Get Involved

Plowshares Theatre Company is seeking a few good men and women. Do you love the theatre? Like to know what’s going on behind the scenes? Enjoy fun and excitement? If your answers are yes, please mark your calendar and learn more about Plowshares Theatre Company’s Internship Opportunities.

To qualify for an internship with Plowshares Theatre Company, you must demonstrate an interest in learning about the theater as well as show some minimal experience working in a theater production environment. Also, applicants must be willing to commit to the schedules below. Plowshares asks its interns for a 3 to 9 month commitment. Interns are not paid.

Production Interns:

Production interns will usually serve under stage management supervision. Opportunities to serve alongside the Artistic Director are entered into by special arrangement only. Supervisor determines hours per week, but generally, the need fluctuates along production calendar timelines:

  • During rehearsals: min. 20hrs/week
  • During Tech week: min. 40 hours
  • During the run: min 20hrs/week

Duties include: attendance to all rehearsals and performances, provision of assistance to stage manager, carpenters and/or lighting technicians on the build.

During the run, duties include props and scenic presets/post-sets, shifting of scenery and props, dressing assistance to actors, or board operation, depending on the logistical need.

Call Production Manager Janet Cleveland at 313-872-1258 for information on the performance season, stage management and production interns.

Administrative Interns:

Assist Office Manager, Production Manager and/or Managing Director in daily duties in the office. Requirements include good written and verbal communication skills, an interest in learning about the production environment from an administrative service perspective, and some minimal computer practical understanding. Duties will include some correspondence and filing, answering telephones, copying/collating, research, data entry, and document production/distribution. Hours can be had between 9 & 5 M-F. This position requires minimum commitment of 10 hours per week.

Marketing Interns:

Reports to: Marketing Director. Time Commitment: 10-15 hours per week. The Marketing Intern position is a great opportunity for a person to get into the real workings of a theater. Plowshares produces a mainstage season of contemporary and classic plays, and offers ancillary artistic, educational and community programs.

Responsibilities of the Marketing Intern include:

  • Assist the Marketing Director in the marketing, promotion, and publicity of Plowshares Theatre Company and its work.
  • Prepare and distribute calendar notices
  • Assist in the preparation and distribution of media kits
  • Make follow-up telephone calls to the press
  • Coordinate mailings and poster/bookmark/postcard distribution
  • Assist in the maintenance of press and production files, and mailing lists
  • Provide assistance with the coordination of Previews, Opening nights, and special events
  • Assist with playbill advertising sales and cross promotions
  • Assist with previews and opening nights
  • Assist with the creation, coordination, production, and distribution of Plowshares Theatre Company materials such as playbills, press kits, lobby signage and displays, study guides and fundraising materials as needed.
  • Assist in the implementation of strategies to market the theater to new populations for group sales
  • Assist in the maintenance of Plowshares Theatre Company’s website.

Qualifications for Marketing Interns include an interest in the nonprofit arts, preferably theater; an interest in marketing and public relations; computer experience, knowledge of graphics programs ideal but not required, and excellent written, verbal and phone skills.

For any of these opportunities, please send resume and/or letter to:

Janet Cleveland

Production Manager

Plowshares Theatre Company

2870 East Grand Blvd.

Suite 600

Detroit, MI 48202-3146

Phone: 313.872.1258

Fax: 313.872.0067

Email: jazi@plowshares.org

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