Annual Black Tie Awards Night and Homecoming Celebration

The Detroit Repertory Theatre Annual Black Tie Awards Night and Homecoming Celebration and Performance is the Annual Major Fundraiser for the Detroit Rep Theatre. Funds raised at the benefit go to the Theatre’s Working Capitol Fund. The Fund is used to help the Theatre meet financial obligations in a timely and efficient manner and help set the table for the generations ahead.

The Annual Black Tie Homecoming unites past Detroit Repertory artists and actors with loyal patrons of the Theatre to celebrate the cultural and civic power of the Rep and lend their support.

Michael Joseph, UAW Ford International representative, TV Host, producer

The 2017 Detroit Repertory Theatre Black Tie Gala is Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 6:30 PM. Individual tickets are $75 per person and include:

Tonya Allen, President and Ceo of Skillman Foundation

A champagne and hors d’oeuvres reception followed by a Ceremony hosted by Master of Ceremonies, UAW International Representative and TV host, producer, writer, actor, Michael Joseph. Honored Keynote Speaker, Tonya Allen, President and CEO of the Skillman Foundation, will speak about the importance of the arts and the legacy of the Detroit Repertory Theatre followed by the annual presentation of Awards given to the Best Artists of the 16/17 Season as voted by the Theatre’s Subscribers. The evening will feature a presentation of the first play of the Rep’s 61st Season, the World Premiere comedy Swimming Upstream by Rich Rubin. The night will wind down with a Champagne and Dessert Afterglow celebration in the Theatre Lobby and Gallery with the Detroit Rep’s Artists of the past, present and future.


2017 Black Tie Partners:
Between the Lines Newspaper - Media Sponsor;
Director's Circle: MGM Grand Detroit, Region 1A;
Actor's Circle: Greektown Casino;
Manager's Circle: Domino's Pizza, St. John Providence.

2016 Black Tie  - S. Epatha Merkerson meets Bruce millan.

UAW-Ford 2016 Black Tie
Master Sponsor