Alger Theater

16451 East Warren Avenue, PO Box 241183

Detroit, MI 48224

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.