Parallel 45 Theatre shares our nation’s concern about the outbreak and spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We stand in solidarity with the recommendations of Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the CDC, and our host venues. To protect the safety and well-being of our artists and patrons, we are postponing our Spring Reading Series performances until further notice. See below for details. We will make every effort to reschedule, and will update you as the situation evolves. Thank you so much for your understanding. We are thankful to our community for coming together with compassion and concern for the common good.


POSTPONED March 12-14, 2020 at Interlochen Center for the Arts

Parallel 45 Theatre and Interlochen Center for the Arts embark on an official partnership this spring, bringing two artistic powerhouses together to provide cutting-edge theatre to northwest Michigan. This partnership carves out a full-time, dedicated residency for professional directors and theatre-makers to create new material for Parallel 45 utilizing Interlochen’s extraordinarily talented theatre students. In the spring of 2020, P45 artist, Shelby Lewis (A Christmas Carol in Prose, Alice in Wonderland, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged), will devise a new production based on L.M. Montgomery's "Anne of Green Gables". In this production, devised by students at Interlochen Center for the Arts, the classic novel of Anne of Green Gables will be transformed into an abstract exploration of the beloved story and its iconic characters for a contemporary audience.

Reading Series Committee: Sarah Bielman, Nicholas Viox, Shelby Lewis, Kit McKay, Brett Nichols, Kristina Nichols, Erin Anderson Whiting


POSTPONED February - May, 2020

Every year, Parallel 45 Theatre and Crooked Tree Arts Center invite audiences to a series of free play readings featuring daring playwrights produced around the country and the world. In holding a series of free readings for the greater theatre-loving public, we hope to include multiple voices in important, on-going conversations around race, religion, gender-identity and more. Each reading concludes with a panel featuring artists and community members.

The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa Fasthorse | February 12 - 13
POSTPONED Lungs by Duncan MacMillian | March 23 - 24
POSTPONED Admissions by Joshua Harmon | April 6
POSTPONED Dance Nation by Clare Barron | May 26


Parallel 45 is generously supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs; additional funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts