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.

Mistress of ceremonies Amyre Makupson

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.

The 2016 Detroit Repertory Theatre Black Tie Gala was Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 6:30 PM. Individual tickets were $75 per person and included:

A champagne and hors d’oeuvres reception followed by a Ceremony hosted by Mistress of Ceremonies, noted TV Host and Author, Amyre Makupson. Honored Keynote Speaker, S. Epatha Merkerson spoke 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 15/16 Season as voted by the Theatre’s Subscribers. The evening featured a presentation of the first play of the Rep’s 60th Season, the World Premiere comedy The Realization of Emily Linder by Richard Strand. The night wound down with a Champagne and Dessert Afterglow in the Lobby Gallery with the Detroit Rep’s Artists of the past, present and future.

S. Epatha Merkerson meets Bruce millan.

UAW-Ford 2016 Black Tie
Master Sponsor

2016 Black Tie Partners:
Between the Lines Newspaper - Media Sponsor;
Director's Circle: MGM Grand Detroit, Region 1A, Quicken Loans; Actor's Circle: Greektown Casino; Manager's Circle: Domino's Pizza.