After more than four decades of joyful, exuberant, heartfelt theater making, it is time to say our goodbyes. Thank you for coming along with us on this jouney!


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Navigating New Waters–April 20, 2020

Dear Friends,

We really hope you are managing to find your way through this challenging time and that you and yours are well. Although Wild Swan Theater is currently practicing social isolation, we look forward to the day when we are, again, in the midst of joyful, creative, merry social contact. While we miss you and your families and students more than we can say, we also know that nothing is more important now than the good health and well being of our communities.

Even as we, like our friends and neighbors, face the future with a great deal of uncertainty, we are still savoring some extraordinary moments from our shortened 40th season. Our world premiere of Coding to the Moon, Margaret Hamilton and the Apollo Missions was a new direction for Wild Swan and brought us into new partnerships with science museums and festivals throughout the state and a big increase in middle and high school students in our audiences. Our Pre-Launch Party, Countdown to Coding to the Moon, for that event drew a fantastically diverse and receptive adult audience to preview the production. And, our spring productions of Under the African Sky and Frog and Toad were filled with our little guys, exuberant and wide-eyed as many of them encountered their first experience of live theater.

We are so grateful to you, our audiences, our donors, our funders, for how you have supported us and allowed us to reach for more challenges throughout our 40 years. Only with your continued support, can we hope to navigate this storm and find our way to a 41st season. Please make a tax-deductible donation today to help us bring you imaginative and innovative theater tomorrow!

Take care,
Hilary Cohen and Sandy Ryder
Co-Artistic Directors, WIld Swan Theater


Michigan Humanities Arts & Humanities Touring Grants

The Arts and Humanities Touring Program is a joint collaboration of the Michigan Humanities and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. Michigan nonprofits can apply for Touring Grants to host arts and humanities programming that feature artists and presenters listed in the Arts and Humanities Touring Directory.

The Touring Program grants are available to Michigan nonprofit organizations who may request up to 40 percent of presenters’/exhibitors’ fees and travel expenses. Request for a grant may not exceed $3,000 per application, and an organization may not submit more than four (4) grant applications or request more than $4,000 during the program period.


Any Michigan nonprofit organization, institution, school, library, museum, chamber, association or local government agency may apply. Individuals are not eligible for grants. The applicant must be the sponsoring organization. Applications will be accepted during three funding windows based on when the performance/exhibit will take place based on the table below:

Performance Date Application Window opens:
December 1 to February 28 November 15th at 12:01 a.m.
March 1 to May 31 February 1st at 12:01 a.m.
June 1 to August 15 May 1st at 12:01 a.m.

More information about the Touring Arts Grant can be found on the Michigan Humanities Council website: