Featuring a diverse group of artists from the metro Detroit Area
Shakespeare in Detroit
Shakespeare in Detroit is a non-profit organization that celebrates and shares the rich culture of Detroit and theatre by producing classical and contemporary works. SiD notably partners with local parks to stage free performances of the bard’s best works every summer, keeping with their mission to make theatre that is inclusive for all. Over six seasons, SiD has reached over 10,000 people.
Cal Schwartz is the Director of Costume Design for Shakespeare in Detroit. He graduated from Wayne State University as well as the Moscow Art Theatre School. SiD design credits include: Othello, Antony and Cleopatra, King Lear, a Midsummer Night’s Dream (which he also directed), and most recently, Hamlet.
Matt Gordon is a painter based in Plymouth, Michigan. He spends a lot of time in nature, hiking and biking and using the time to think and observe. This time in nature helps him create detailed paintings, drawings and occasionally wood sculptures. Matt was an artist with RVCA network and was featured in the Juxtapoz Magazine in 2000 and 2008. Matt attended the Colombus College of Art and Design and later received a scholarship to study at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit.
Keegan Cruz is a 23-year-old musician from the metro Detroit area. He says he draws his inspiration from artists like Led Zeppelin, it was when he first listened to the band’s CD that he realized he wanted to pursue a career in music. Keegan taught himself to play by watching live DVDs of his favorite bands, it wasn’t before long that he created his own beat. His original styles derive from blues, and pop. Keegan uses one guitar, one microphone, and a loop pedal creating the beat as he goes.