Reestablishing Art as Civic Experience

theR.A.C.E. is a



theatrical experience


that is part-community event, part-town hall, and part-play exploring what democracy and civic leadership really mean to Detroiters, beyond the stump speeches and spin. 


A professional ensemble of Detroit-based artists are spending August and September engaging in meaningful, place-based (and joyful!) civic conversations with communities across the city.

From those conversations, we'll create a unique theatrical experience leading up to, on, and following the Nov 3rd Election.


This is a multi-pronged exploration, discovery, call, and response about what Detroit has, wants, and needs from local and national civic leaders leading up to, on, and after the Presidential Election.

NOW through November 2020

Neighborhoods across the city of Detroit, with a home base at Matrix Theatre Company in SW

We are a collective of project managers, designers, organizers, and collaborators.
Read more about our growing team here here. Want to join us? Email and let's talk.

Are you our Director?

Download and review these guides and email your materials to by Sunday, Aug 23 at 11:59pm ET.

-Position details, timeline, salary-

-theR.A.C.E. details & mission-