Some amateur thespians are addressing transportation and health issues they want to see improve in Flint.
Thursday evening artists with the Imagine Flint master plan project performed an original play at the Good Beans Cafe centered around personal experiences with transportation, public safety and welfare in the city.
Afterwards, audience members got to make some suggestions on what steps should be taken to address these issues.
??We have this really great opportunity to be part of this decision-making about what we want the city to look and feel like in the next 20, 30 years and often it's difficult to show up and engage in those conversations,?? said Andrew Morton, the Imagine Flint Artist in Residence from Ward 5. ??So I think projects like this make that more accessible,?? Morton added.
The event was part of a project supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to ensure that arts and culture are incorporated into Flint's first master plan in more than 50 years.