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The Sandbox Play Festival is back for it's 10th year! Join us for 5 original 10 minute plays put on with local artists. Tickets are $15 when purchased ahead of time or $20 at the door.

The Festival began in an effort to highlight Michigan artists who may not have an outlet for their work otherwise. Now in it's tenth year, Sandbox has continued to grow, with over 100 play entries this year. Tipping Point has moved its festival from being featured at Northville's Arts and Acts to having its own week at the theatre during the month of October. Five plays will be featured that you, the audience, will have the opportunity to vote on for Audience favorite.


Producing Artistic Director James Kuhl, along with sponsor Derek Blair are the judges for the festival. It is their job to decide who takes first and second place. The audience gets their own opportunity to judge with a separate Audience Favorite category. The winning plays are announced after the final performance of the festival!


1st Place $100
2nd Place $50
Audience Favorite $50

Sponsored by Derek Blair & Family


2019 Sandbox Play Festival


5 plays were performed for the 10th annual Sandbox Play Festival. Thank you to all who joined us and participated in it this year. We look forward to it every year as it continues to grow and bring new artists onto the scene.


First Place & Audience Favorite

Scripted by Mark Harvey Levine

Second Place

The Speedy Gonzales Memorial Turtle Sanctuary
by Amber Palmer

2018 Sandbox Play Festival Winners

Thank you to everyone who submitted their plays and all of the artists who joined us in bringing the five shows to life. We saw a lot of growth this year with the festival and already can’t wait for next year!

First Place

Minor Deviations by Erin Osgood

Second Place

It's Too Nice A Day For All That by Joseph Johnston

Audience Favorite

The Roquefort Revelation by David MacGregor