about

The Farmers Alley Theatre is a professional ensembled based non-profit performance company dedicated to producing popular and new work in the Downtown Kalamazoo area in a unique and intimate setting.

Farmers 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, 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.

our vision

  • To establish ourselves as the leading small independent theatre organiation in the region.
  • To promote arts education with private, close-quartered training in a multitud 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.

our values

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 theatre at a reasonable price.

A Promoter of Arts Education
     In addition to the works presented, we encourage the devleopment of training the young actor/singer by providing intense
     and private education by our experienced staff.

founders

Farmers Alley Theatre Founders Adam Weiner
Executive Director
Jeremy Koch
Artistic Director
Denene Mulay Koch
Educational Director
Robert Weiner
Deputy Director

 

board of directors

 

Joshua T. Weiner
Chair

Kathy Mulay
Vice Chair

Michele Marquardt
Secretary

Lissa Hartridge
Treasurer

Jerry French

Phil Long

Mickey McDonald

Lanford J. Potts

Janice Stifler

Julie Nemitz

D. Terry Williams

Advisory Councils

 

Artistic

Business

Catherine Walker Adams
University of Michigan

Lauren Kennedy
Broadway singer/actress

Michael T. Newberry
Former Executive Director,
American Theater Company,
Chicago, IL

Laurel Schedit
Nationally recognized Drama Coach

Marcy Heisler & Zina Goldrich
Broadway and Cabaret Composers & Lyricist

Scott Coulter
International Cabaret Performer

Jim Jilek
Broker

Irene Kokkinos
Owner, Temp Vino Winery

Ken Miller
Owner, Millennium Restaurant Group

Steve Sielatycki
Attorney

Jerry Stifler
Owner, Continental Construction

List of Equity Actors who have worked at Farmers Alley Theatre

 

Jarrad Biron Green, The Toxic Avenger
Scott Moreau, Million Dollar Quartet
Nat Zegree, Million Dollar Quartet
Mitchell Koory, Disgraced
Peter John Riopelle, 1776
Paul Hooper, 1776
Dirk Lumbard, Spamalot, A Man of No Importance, Cabaret
Jamila Sabares-Klemm, Spamalot
Joe Kinosian, Murder for Two
Brett Ryback, Murder for Two
Curtis Edward Jackson, Other Desert Cities
Ian Subsara, Forever Plaid
David Humphrey, Forever Plaid
Aral Gribble, Fully Committed
Eric Gutman, From Broadway to Obscurity
Harrison Bryan, Little Shop of Horrors
Nikki Scheidt, The Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical
Erica Lustig, Dogfight
John Shuman, Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike
Wendye Clarendon, Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike
Elizabeth Terrel, Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike
Jamey Grisham, And the World Goes Round
Michael McGurk, And the World Goes Round
Melana Lloyd, And the World Goes Round
DJ Bucciarelli, The Secret Garden
Stephen Guarino, [title of show]
Eric Potter, [title of show]
Keith Baker, Old Wicked Songs
Dwandra Lampkin, Clybourne Park
Michael Ehlers, I Love A Piano, A Man of No Importance
Amy Prothro, I Love a Piano
Elizabeth Swearingen, Collected Stories, The Glass Menagerie, Cabaret
Chad Bradford, Ring of Fire
Ben Williams, Ring of Fire
Lee Slobotkin, Life Could Be a Dream, Buyer & Cellar
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, Cabaret
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, Clybourne Park, The Glass Menagerie
Todd Zamarripa, Parade
Scott V. Norman, The Whipping Man