a new arts organization in SE Michigan

Whatabout Theatre

A non-profit theatre and arts organization dedicated to producing quality improvisational theatre performances, classes, workshops, and more.

Whatabout Theatre was started by local community members wanting to further cultivate connections through improv and live theatre.Learn about our membership structure, our developing curriculum, and our commitment to community and belonging.Our Board of Directors is:
Michelle Weiss, President/Treasurer
Corene Ford, Vice President
Elissa Zimmer, Secretary
Karen Malinak, Member at large
Amy Phillips, Member at Large

Whatabout Theatre's Revolving Stage program provides an opportunity for directors to produce a 45-60 minute structured long form improv show.The next Revolving Stage production will be Adventure's Call: An Improvised Hero's Journey, premiering February 2024! Sponsored by RIW Hobbies & Games.

Join us for Whatabout Theatre's Revolving Stage presents Adventure's Call: An Improvised Hero's Journey!🎭 Immerse yourself in a world of spontaneity, laughter, and unexpected twists as our talented ensemble of performers takes you on a rollercoaster ride through the stages of the Hero's Journey. From the ordinary to the extraordinary, be prepared to witness the hero's transformation right before your eyes!Get ready to laugh, cheer, and be part of the journey. Join us for Adventure's Call– an improvised show like no other! 🌟 #WTRevolvingStage #AdventuresCallYou have SIX opportunities to catch this show:πŸ“… Date: February 10, 2024 - πŸ“ Venue: Dreamland Theater - πŸ•– Time: 8pmπŸ“… Date: March 9, 2024 - πŸ“ Venue: Dreamland Theater - πŸ•– Time: 8pmπŸ“… Date: April 5, 2024 - πŸ“ Venue: Dreamland Theater - πŸ•– Time:8pmπŸ“… Date: April 13, 2024 - πŸ“ Venue: TBD - πŸ•– Time: 8pmπŸ“… Date: May 3, 2024 - πŸ“ Venue: Dreamland Theater - πŸ•– Time: 8pmπŸ“… Date: May 11, 2024 - πŸ“ Venue:Dreamland Theater - πŸ•– Time: 8pmEach 90-minute show will start with an opening improv team followed by the hour-long Adventure's Call.Tickets are $15 - use card for online sales, cash only at the door.🎫 Secure your tickets now for an evening of unscripted brilliance, where the hero's journey unfolds with every burst of laughter and gasp of amazement! Don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind, immersive experience that promises to be a night out to remember.Whatabout Theatre members get an extra 20% off of tickets! Not a member? Join Now and email us at info@whatabouttheatre.org to get the discount code before purchasing.All ticket purchases are non-refundable.Get your tickets now!THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR


Whatabout Theatre is laying the physical and digital foundation for a performing arts community that cooperatively provides quality entertainment, excellent education, and a creative environment.

improv jams

Join us for a free (suggested donation $5) improv jam at 6 pm on Saturday, February 10, 2024. Anyone can get on stage and perform improv regardless of experience. Our hosts will welcome you, explain the rules, and leave space for you to have fun making things up on stage! Suggested donation $5


Whatabout Theatre was built with community and collaboration in mind. Our membership structure allows all of our community members to have a say in organizational matters.We can't do this without you – join as a member and/or join a committee and provide your input into the future of Whatabout Theatre.


This term is SOLD OUT - Get on the waitlist for next term now!
If you've ever considered learning improvisation, Whatabout Theatre's Improv Level 1 class is the place to start! In this class, you'll gain familiarity with improv concepts, grow your skills, and build relationships with your classmates.
After completing this eight (8) week class, you'll:

  • Employ active listening tactics in and outside of scene work

  • Create and embody characters with a variety of physicalities and voices

  • Perform improvised scenes live on stage in front of an audience!

At Whatabout Theatre, we want our students to stay on T.R.A.C.K.
Trust in your community. Respect yourself and others on and off the stage. Accept people for where they start their journey. Create in a safe and collaborative environment. Know that you are enough.
To learn more about Whatabout Theatre's class policies and expectations, please read the Student Handbook.


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