A new home for Wild Swan

. May 30, 2013.

The Wild Swan Theater is a beloved 33-year-old local troupe that blends storytelling, movement , and music into performances that delight audiences of all ages. A surprise eviction from their studio in February left them with 30 days to pack up three decades of costumes and props, and it appeared the group would be homeless. But the show had to go on, and the company produced a new show called Shipwrecked that month and found a temporary home at the Summer’s Knoll school while continuing to look for a permanent spot. “Sandy [Ryder, co-artistic director] and I looked at a space that we loved, but it was nine thousand square feet, and there was no way we could take that over [alone],” says Michelle Trame Lanzi, company manager. Fortunately, Arts in Motion, the busy dance studio formerly located on Boardwalk Drive, was ready to upsize as well. Now, the two companies share the space at  6175 Jackson Road. Wild Swan’s performances will still be held at Towsley Auditorium on the Washtenaw Community College Campus; their new space will be shared for studio, office, and storage. Find out all about upcoming productions at wildswantheater.org.