Upcoming Events


Join us for OPEN SINGING - coming up 7/9, 7/23, 8/6, 8/20

Open Singing at Play House is a regular, open gathering of singers of all ages and abilities. We work on 4-5 songs each session, drawn from different folk singing traditions. Sessions are drop-in with no further commitment; this is purely an opportunity to sing in harmony with others. Songs are taught by The Hinterlands and Norma Jean Haynes, rotating guest singers, and other participants. Open Singing at Play House is free of charge.

  • No musical training is required.

  • Children are welcome, if accompanied by an adult.

  • If you have questions or any accessibility needs, contact us at info[at]thehinterlandsensemble[dot]org

Normally held first and third Tuesday evenings of the month from 7-9PM at Play House (12657 Moran Street). [NOTE: Due to summer holidays, June’s Open Singing will be a single session held on June 11; July’s sessions will be held on July 9 and July 23. We return to the regular first and third Tuesday in August]

This SATURDAY, June 15 at 8PM -

Remember to Remember: New and Old Films from Niagara Custom Lab. Comprising films from the workers at Canada’s well-known film lab for artists, Remember to Remember showcases diverse approaches and techniques for engaging the analog moving image, from the lab’s beginnings to works-in-progress.

Co-presented by Mothlight Microcinema and Media City Film Festival.

Derek Jenkins, Filmmaker and Lab Technician at Niagara Custom Lab will be present to introduce the program and discuss the films after.

Doors at 7:30pm, program at 8PM at Play House (12657 Moran Street). Pay what you can.

Monday, June 24 at 8PM

Afro Green Gothic. Seattle Stranger author and filmmaker Charles Mudede shares clips from his 2018 film Thin Skin (written in collaboration with Ahamefule Oluo and Lindy West) and talks on Black aesthetics and the natural world. Hosted by Bank Suey & Book Suey, Zimbabwe Cultural Center of Detroit, and Power House Productions.

Doors at 7:30PM, program at 8PM at Bank Suey (10345 Jos Campau, Hamtramck). Free.

OPEN TRAININGS have returned!

Experience our immersive, playful and physical approach to accessing imagination, developing ensemble, training ourselves as performers, working with source material, and making performances at an OPEN TRAINING. No experience performing necessary; individuals with differing abilities or physical concerns welcome (but please be advised, our ramp into the space is currently under construction). Ages 18 and older. We ask attendees to please RSVP so we can communicate with you ahead of time!

Thursday, June 27 from 7-10PM at Play House (12657 Moran Street)

$15-$30 sliding scale

RSVP or ask questions: info[at]thehinterlandsensemble[dot]org or via phone threeonethree-fourfivefour onesevenfivesix

We have a new works-in-progress series at Play House!

Experience new works of theatre, dance, and performance art while they are still in development. Working on something? Reach out to info[at]thehinterlandsensemble[dot]org. No showings in June, but check back for July’s lineup soon!


Play House is located at 12657 Moran St, Detroit, MI 48212

Play House is located at 12657 Moran St, Detroit, MI 48212