Michigan Playwright Returns Home With New Detroit Public Theatre Play

Chuck Nowak/ Detroit Public Theatre

Grand Rapids native Noah Haidle is a playwright whose productions have been staged off-Broadway in New York City and around the globe

Haidle has also made a name for himself writing for film and television, most recently writing for Jim Carrey’s new Showtime series, Kidding.  

One of Haidle’s plays, Birthday Candles, is set to debut at the Detroit Public Theatre.

WDET’s Ryan Patrick Hooper speaks with Haidle and Detroit Public Theatre’s co-founder Courtney Burkett about the play. 

Haidle says the show is centered around a woman who grows older and bakes a cake “in real-time” on stage. 

According to Burkett, the DPT commissioned Haidle to write the play “before he had written a word of it.” 

We believe in his ability,” Burkett says of Haidle. “He’s an incredible artist.”

Click on the audio player above for the full conversation. 

Image credit: Chuck Nowak/ Detroit Public Theatre

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Ryan Patrick Hooper

Host, CultureShift

Ryan Patrick Hooper has worked as an arts and culture journalist in Detroit for over a decade.

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