Drama Groups/Theatres

The Community Organizations database provides information about Monroe County nonprofits and groups.



New Voices Opera

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Website http://www.newvoicesopera.com/
Description

New Voices Opera is based in Bloomington, Indiana.  The company is a mix of students at Indiana University and community members. A creative team and crew chiefs are assembled for each production with an active roster of vocalists, musicians, and crew members. 

Their mission is to  foster the creation of operas by the next generation of operatic composers,  help create a genre of opera that is relevant to a modern audience in today's society,  strengthen the cultural vitality of our region with new operatic works and a new operatic genre, and  provide student musicians and artists with increased performance opportunities and creative outlets.

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Stages Bloomington

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Website stagesbloomington.com
Phone 812-272-2826
Email info [at] stagesbloomington [dot] com
Address P.O. Box 5036
Bloomington, IN 47407
Description

Stages Bloomington provides music, dance and theatre arts experiences for young people in grades 1-12. Stages gives youth in Bloomington and surrounding communities the opportunity to learn and participate while building self esteem and self confidence.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Burnin Daylight Productions

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Contact Sally Renne Murphy (President)
Phone 812-876-2664
Email renee50 [at] yahoo [dot] com
Description Burnin Daylight Productions is a fledgling, not-for-profit acting troupe. No strangers to the stage, these alumni of the Masqued Crafters decided to capitalize on their existing camaraderie and strike out on their own. This ensemble brings youth, energy and an obvious love for the boards to every aspect of a theatrical production. The mission of Burnin Daylight Productions is to provide its members with opportunities to design, direct, and act in existing or original plays.
Additional Contact Mary Beth Boyer (Vice President)
Phone 876-6978
Email phantobi1 [at] yahoo [dot] com
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Theatre of the People (TOP)

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Website http://www.theatreofthepeople.com
Contact Hannah Moss (Co-Founder)
Phone 812-369-2155
Email hannah [at] theatreofthepeople [dot] com
Description Theatre of the People (TOP) is a non-profit community arts organization founded in May 2008 to showcase modern art for community's sake.

TOP also facilitates educational opportunities that address under-served youth and adults to help improve life outcomes and to further strengthen the civic engagement and cultural prosperity of Bloomington and beyond.

TOP's open doors are always welcome any and all willing Bloomington residents, Indiana University and Ivy Tech students, and other Hoosiers from all walks of life to participate in the creation of community art to improve life outcomes for all.

Additional Contact David Nosko (Co-Founder)
Email david [at] theatreofthepeople [dot] com
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Cardinal Stage Company

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Website http://www.cardinalstage.org
Contact Kristina Wiltsee (Director of Administration)
Phone 812-336-7110
Email info [at] cardinalstage [dot] org
Address 900 S. Walnut Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

Founded in 2006, the mission of Cardinal Stage Company is to advance professional theatre in Bloomington. We aim to cultivate a lifelong passion for the stage by offering diverse, high quality productions in tandem with outreach and educational initiatives that contribute to the cultural and economic vibrancy of South-Central Indiana.

Year Established 2006
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BCT Management, Inc. Buskirk Chumley Theater

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Website http://www.buskirkchumley.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=40&Itemid=6
Contact Danielle McClelland (Executive Director)
Phone 812-323-3022
Email director [at] buskirkchumley [dot] org
Address 114 East Kirkwood Avenue
PO Box 1323
Bloomington, IN 47402
Hours Board of Directors meet on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Description

The mission of BCT Management, Inc. is to develop the Buskirk-Chumley Theater as a high quality and widely accessible performance venue operated in a fiscally responsible manner.

Additional Contact Jacob Lish (Technical Director)
Phone (812) 323-3020
Email tech [at] buskirkchumley [dot] org
Additional Contact Maarten Bout (Marketing Director)
Phone 812-323-3023
Email marketing [at] buskirkchumley [dot] org
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Bloomington Playwrights Project

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Website http://newplays.org/
Contact Chad Rabinovitz (Producing Artistic Director)
Phone 812-334-1188
Email bppwrite [at] newplays [dot] org
Address 107 W 9th
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

The Bloomington Playwrights Project (BPP) is the only professional theatre in the entire state of Indiana dedicated solely to new plays. In operation for 32 years, we serve both the Bloomington and national theatre community by working with talented playwrights, actors, and artists to develop high-level productions for our patrons as well as the many audiences attending subsequent productions of scripts that originated here at the BPP. We are an advocate for playwrights and new plays and believe firmly that they are not only important but absolutely vital to the future of our art form.

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Mind's Ear Audio Productions

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Website http://www.minds-ear.org
Contact Joel / Dana Pierson
Phone 812-825-7175
Email mindsear [at] minds [dot] ear [dot] org
Description Mind's Ear is dedicated to the production, performance and promotion of contemporary audio theatre. We also strive to educate stage designers as to the importance of sound in a theatrical presentation. We believe in the value of training and nurturing emerging audio playwrights, actors, designer and engineers. Our work is distinguished by our obsession with on-location recording techniques. Fans have said that our work is like 'listening to a movie with your eyes closed'.
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John Waldron Arts Center

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Website http://www.artlives.org/
Contact Katrina Jones
Phone (812) 334-3100
Email katjones [at] ivytech [dot] edu
Hours Monday through Friday, 9am - 5pm
Description The Waldron is under the direction of the Bloomington Area Arts Council (BAAC).
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Diversity Theatre

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Website http://bloomington.in.gov/sections/viewSection.php?section_id=505
Contact Audrey Heller (Artistic Director)
Phone 812-336-3198
Email hellera [at] indiana [dot] edu
Description

Diversity Theatre is a company that addresses through the medium of theatre various social issues (e.g., disability, aging, gender, homelessness, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation). They perform for adults and children, generating productions through improvisation. They also sponsor the MOSAIC Film Festival, this year showing short films for adults and children on aging, religion, race/ethnicity, and disability

Additional Contact Craig Brenner (City of Bloomington Special Projects Coordinator)
Phone 812-349-3471
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