The Indiana Repertory Theatre was founded in 1972 by Ben Mordecai, Greg Poggi, and Ed Stern. Since then, it has grown into one of the leading regional theatres in the country, as well as one of the top-flight cultural institutions in the city and state. In 1991 Indiana’s General Assembly designated the IRT as “Theatre Laureate” of the state of Indiana.
Buck Creek Players began in 1973 under the name of "Four C's Theatre." On November 13, 1974, the name was changed to Buck Creek Players, Inc.. Buck Creek Players is a community theatre that strives to grow their community through artistic endeavors, by fostering education, inclusivity, and community engagement.
Phoenix Theatre is a 39 year-old, not-for-profit theatre company in the Indianapolis area focused on producing new & contemporary theatre. Their mission statement is: "Phoenix Theatre Cultural Centre dedicates itself to commissioning, cultivating, and producing new and contemporary plays and artistic experiences; bolsters dialogue that explores the social, political and cultural issues of our time; and champions inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility (IDEA) for all."
ArtMix is an Indianapolis-based nonprofit, transforming the lives of people with disabilities through the creation of art. With six core programs and additional special projects, ArtMix serves more than 7,000 people annually.
Founded in 2005, IndyFringe Theatre Festival enlivens downtown Indianapolis for 3-weeks every year. To further invest in Midwest creative talent, IndyFringe expanded to include the IndyFringe Theatre, a multi-venue complex, and the new Fringe-on-Wheels mobile performance unit.
"Actors Theatre of Louisville is an arts and culture organization as social enterprise utilizing a transmedia multiplatform approach. This strategically centers experiences that reflect a civic commitment to the social good and the health and wellness of the many constituents we serve." -- from the About Us page
The Steppenwolf ensemble first began performing in the mid-1970s in the basement of a Highland Park, IL church, today they have become the nation’s premier ensemble theatre—redefining the landscape of acting and performance. Steppenwolf is committed to year-round programming that engages our multi-generational audience with thought-provoking productions and helps develop new plays, new audiences and new artists for the future of American theatre.