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Chautauqua Theater Company is delighted to be a lead partner in Public Enemy: Flint, a response by local, national, and international arts and community organizations to the ongoing water crisis.

Public Enemy: Flint is a contemporary staging of Henrik Ibsen’s play An Enemy of the People in Flint, Michigan. The play will be performed by a diverse cast of actors from Michigan and across the nation. Community and education events will be led by M.A.D.E. Institute and Tectonic Theater Project.


Performances of Public Enemy: Flint will be free to the public at

Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village

4119 Saginaw Street
Flint, MI, 48505

June 8, 9, & 10, 2017 at 
6 p.m.
No reservation is required.

Ibsen wrote An Enemy of the People in 1882 about a poisoned water source and the community’s reaction. As artists and community leaders, the Public Enemy: Flint partners believe that theatre has a role to play beyond mere entertainment. Theatre has the potential to invite citizens to examine the very nature of our democracy and the limits and possibilities of each citizen's power. It is our hope that Public Enemy: Flint will entertain audiences while providing the opportunity to connect to fellow community members and examine the places we live and the events that affect our lives. The project's goal is to empower individuals to feel, speak, think, and engage in a space shared with others of diverse perspectives.

You may donate directly to Public Enemy: Flint
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We hope to see you in Flint this June.

The Public Enemy: Flint partners are committed to bringing people from Flint and around the country together to share local experience and knowledge, to allow for learning and growth, and to spark dialogue about ways forward through the water crisis.

These partners include:
University of Michigan - Flint Department of Theatre and Dance
Flint MI

Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village
Flint, MI

M.A.D.E. Institute
Flint MI

Goodman Theatre
Chicago, IL

Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Berkeley, CA

Detroit Public Theatre
Detroit, MI

Center Stage
Baltimore, MD

Chautauqua Theater Company
Chautauqua, NY

People’s Light
Malvern, PA

Tectonic Theater Project
New York, NY