Public Enemy: Flint

Detroit Public Theatre 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 8th, 9th, and 10th, 2017. 
6:00 p.m.

No reservation is required.


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:


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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Feel free to contact us at publicenemyflint [at] hotmail.com.

We hope to see you in Flint this June.


The time is always right to do what is right
Martin Luther King, Jr.