Performances at the Renegade Festival include comedy, drama, musicals, children’s theatre, performance art, puppet theatre, readings of new works by local playwrights and improv, all presented by some of Lansing’s most prominent theatres, as well as by independent producers.
On WEEKEND ONE, Renegade features the New Original Works (N.O.W.) portion of the festival, three days (August 10 - 12, 2017) of new plays that have never been seen on stage, sent from all over the United States!
On WEEKEND TWO (August 17 - 19, 2017), visitors can choose from different shows in traditional performance spaces and some unique locations all over Old Town. Saturday features a day-long theatre-making workshop for teens ending with a public performance of their original play. Saturday also coincides with Art Feast, Old Town’s newest celebration of artisanal creativity with plenty of local food trucks and artist booths to enjoy. Throughout, Renegade programs live music of many genres on the Turner Park stage, with a few other surprises thrown in to keep patrons on their toes.