The Farmers Alley Theatre is a professional ensemble based non-profit performance company dedicated to producing popular and new work in the Downtown Kalamazoo area in a unique and intimate setting.
Farmes Alley Theatre aims to foster artistic and economic growth in the central city through a signature drama series, children's theatre performed by adults, and a cabaret music series. Additionally, the Farmers Alley Theatre is dedicated to providing itself as a highly intensive educational base for the training of the young Kalamazoo actor by providing lessons, workshops, and seminars in the areas of voice, acting, dance, and speech.
- To establish ourselves as the leading small independent theatre organization in the region.
- To promote arts education with private, close-quartered training in a multitude of disciplines.
- To dedicate our venue as a place for home-grown artists to return to Kalamazoo in order to share their talent with us.
- To provide a venue for alternative programming with frequent performances of new theatrical events and spoken word.
Not Just Entertainment
Although we aim to please our audience, it is equally important to us to uphold the artistic integrity of the works performed.
A Provider of Equal Opportunity
It is imperative that everyone has access to the theater at a reasonable price.
A Promoter of Arts Education
In addition to the works presented, we encourage the development of training the young actor/singer by providing intense and private education by our experienced staff.
Denene Mulay Koch
Board of Directors
Joshua T. Weiner
Lanford J. Potts
D. Terry Williams
Catherine Walker Adams
University of Michigan
Michael T. Newberry
Former Executive Director, American Theater Company, Chicago, IL
Nationally recognized Drama Coach
Marcy Heisler & Zina Goldrich
Broadway and Cabaret composers & lyricist
International cabaret performer
Owner, Tempo Vino Winery
Owner, Millennium Restaurant Group
Owner, Continental Construction
List of Equity Actors who have worked at Farmers Alley Theatre
Michael Ehlers, I Love A Piano
Amy Prothro, I Love a Piano
Elizabeth Swearingen, Collected Stories
Chad Bradford, Ring of Fire
Ben Williams, Ring of Fire
Lee Slobotkin, Life Could Be a Dream
Michelle Duffy, Next to Normal
Trey Ellett, Next to Normal
Teri Bibb, The Light in the Piazza
Lauren Kennedy, An Evening with Lauren Kennedy
Hannah Elless, Jane Eyre, The Great American Trailer Park Musical
Scott Burkell, Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings, Parade, A Catered Affair, Urinetown, God of Carnage, The 39 Steps
Barbara Marineau, A Catered Affair
Joe Aiello, A Catered Affair, God of Carnage, The 39 Steps
Ann Sanders, The Marvelous Wonderettes, Winter Wonderettes
Tony Perry, Parade
Ben Gougeon, Escanaba in Da Moonlight
Robert L. Smith, Escanaba in Love
Peg Small, Marvin's Room & Driving Miss Daisy
Von Washington, Fences
Jen Chada, Blood Brothers
Robbie Gay, The 39 Steps
Scott Crownover, The Light in the Piazza
David Niles, The Extraordinary Ordinary
Brian Duguay, She Loves Me
Jason Grubbe, Superior Donuts
Greg Laux, Parade, Blues Clues Live!, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change,
Alison Mahoney, The Extraordinary Ordinary
Rico Bruce Wade, Driving Miss Daisy, The Whipping Man
Garen McRoberts, The Spitfire Grill, My Way
Laura D'Andre, My Way
Brenda Cox, The Spitfire Grill
Ben Reigel, The Whipping Man
Todd Zamarripa, Parade
Scott V. Norman, The Whipping Man