Plowshares Theatre Company

440 Burroughs Street, Suite 185
Detroit, MI 48202



Plowshares Theatre Company exists to bring to life passionate stories, plays and programs told through the prism of the African American experience celebrating enduring themes that affirm, exhibit and inspire our shared humanity.


Plowshares Theatre Company seeks to set a national standard for ambitious programming, engaging with our audience and serving as a leader within our community for the collective development of all.

Our vision begins with the artist and ends with the audience. Our challenge is to nurture both.

Core Values:

Affirm: Like the storytelling griots of West Africa, we use the magic of the spoken word and the lyrical phrase of a song to navigate the human condition. We share lessons learned from our ancestors and pass them on to the next generation. We encourage our audience to engage in a dialogue of ideas and to pursue lifelong learning as a core community value.

Exhibit: We endeavor to be a home for the most talented emerging and established artists. To be a place where actors, playwrights, directors, and designers may imagine, nurture and realize their best work and excite our audience.

Inspire: From our productions to our outreach and education programming, Plowshares Theatre Company uses theatre as a means to challenge, excite, and unleash the untapped potential in all of those whose experience our work.

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