The Inaugural Kick-Off Event on September 13, 2015 introduced The MITTEN Lab to the Michigan community and Detroit, a city rich with theatrical history. 

The all-day event included panels, a staged reading of BLIND CREST by Monet Hurst-Mendoza, and a reception with musical selections from the new musical, REZONING by Matthew Dean Marsh. The event was free and open to the public.


Click below to listen to panels and see photos from the Kick-Off.

Thank You to our Donors who made the Kick-Off Possible:

Lauren Z. Adleman                                          Jacqueline Lorfel

Arya Arabshahi                                                Andrew Lowy

Cathleen Badalamenti                                      Natalie Malotke

Laura Bennegadi                                              Matthew Mancuso

Brooke Berman                                                  Mitchell Master

Hunter Bird                                                        Alexandra Milak

Rebecca Black                                                    Thomas Mizer

Adrienne Campbell-Holt                                  Joey Monda

Michael Campion                                              Mary Kate Morrissey

Elizabeth Carlson                                              Nancy Nagrant

Anika Chapin                                                     Neil Reilly

Annick Dall                                                        Nancy Ronan

Sean Daniels                                                      Evan Ross

Sam Dash                                                           Robert Ross

Stephanie Dean                                                 Christine Scarfuto

Ty Defoe                                                             Theresa Selvaggio

Jennifer Demello-Johnson                                Barbara Shaheen

Daniel Dobrovich                                              Tyler Siems

Kate Douglas                                                     Alexandra Silber

Timothy Dowd                                                   Adam & Liat Silberman

Sarah Ellis                                                          Leigh Silverman

Lee Sunday Evans                                              Lisa Stern

Aislinn Frantz                                                    Kathryn & Stephen Sussman

Max Friedman                                                   Julie Sweeney

Katie Gamelli                                                     Shaina Taub

Remy Germinario                                              Kelsey Torstveit

Natalie Gershtein                                              Brisa Trinchero

Di Glazer                                                           Ashley van Buren

Maggie Herskowitz                                           Amy Voigt

Vicky, Courtney, Amanda & Sabrina Jones      Peter Wallace

Stephanie Junger-Moat                                     Sasha Weiss

Rachel Karpf                                                     Rebecca Weissman

Justin Kazanowski                                            Jennie Wengrovius

Bradley & Amanda Kik                                    Geoffrey Wickersham

Nathan Kinney                                                 Sam Willmott

Michael Kushner                                              Sarah Winkler

Melissa Lee                                                       Kate Zabinsky

Rachel Lee                                                        Andrew Zaccagnini

Eric Linden                                                       Holly Zimmerman

Michael Lopetrone                                           Anonymous (9)


The MITTEN Lab is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

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