No Safety Net 3.0
UMS’s Renegade Festival returns for its third installment in January and February 2023.
This three-week festival in Ann Arbor uses theater performance and installation art — in unexpected ways — to address issues that are relevant to our time, including the environment and climate change, capitalism, forced migration, and our unspoken private lives.
Ranging from playful and archly funny to sobering and at times disorienting, the events in No Safety Net allow us the opportunity to critically examine the world we live in while simultaneously looking toward our role in creating a more hopeful future.
No Safety Net 3.0 is presented in partnership with the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.
Explore all performances and events below.
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NEW! Festival Pass
Purchase a Festival Pass and experience all five ticketed No Safety Net events for just $99 — more than 25% off individual event pricing.
Events coming soon.
On the Blog
Top Moments from No Safety Net 3.0
More than 5,000 audience members of all ages participated in UMS's No Safety Net 3.0 festival across January and February! Dive into our blog and enjoy a look back on our favorite moments.
Dear Most Valued Customers…
Read a message from Robin Frohardt, the artist and creative mind behind The Plastic Bag Store.
Robin Frohardt: The Magic of the Mundane
The Plastic Bag Store creator Robin Frohardt joins U-M’s Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series.
UMS Connect: Rachel Mars
UMS programming manager Mary Roeder interviews writer and performer Rachel Mars, in advance of her two shows coming to UMS's No Safety Net 3.0 Festival:
Growing a Long-Lasting Tomato 🍅
Robin Frohardt shares how a tomato is made for The Plastic Bag Store.