the comedy commons 

Fellow Friend of the Alger and neighbor, Alexis Adams-Wynn, was selected as one of 20 fellows from around the country to represent Detroit in the 8 80 Cities and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s 2018 Emerging City Champions Program.

 

Alexis’s project, The Comedy Commons, focuses on the ways in which comedy can serve as a form of healing, civic engagement, and storytelling in neighborhoods like ours. She will be developing comedy writing, improv, and trauma-informed care workshops that will culminate in a community-led comedy show at The Alger in Spring 2019. The Comedy Commons creates sustainable art and film programming at The Alger, and supports the growth of businesses on East Warren.

Alger Theater

16451 East Warren Avenue, PO Box 241183

Detroit, MI 48224

friends@algertheater.org