New Voices Opera

Email newvoicesopera [at] hotmail [dot] com

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.  We have an active roster of vocalists, musicians, and crew members.  If you live in the Bloomington area and would like to get involved, let us know!


Reinventing Opera For Kids (ROK) - formerly Roundabout Opera For Kids


Led by Jacobs School of Music faculty coach Kimberly Carballo, and as a community partner in service learning for Indiana University students, ROK’s goal is two-fold: to introduce area children to opera through engaging first experiences as audience members, and to give developing professional musicians an opportunity to hone their performance skills. The musicians donate their preparation and performance time, and ROK provides free performances and curriculum guides to K-12 students.


This organization may be contacted via their website.


Stages Bloomington

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

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.


Youth Theatre, Inc.


Youth Theatre, Inc. (YT) is a nonprofit organization that has been established to promote a quality, pre-professional summer theatre experience for the youth of Bloomington, Indiana and surrounding communities.

YT provides a venue for local youth to showcase their musical and dramatic skills, and to challenge the cast to develop as individual performers as they experience the thrill of live theatre. YT believes that finding self-expression through theatre can be a tremendously positive experience for young actors who are developing into adults. For those students who aspire to careers in the entertainment business, YT aims to recreate the experience of working within a professional theatre company. Toward that end, our performances feature professional venues, sets, and costumes in addition to live musicians.

Year Established 2009

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Local 618

Contact MArk Sarris (Business Agent)
Phone 812-327-4262
Email ba618 [at] iatse618 [dot] org
Address 511 North Fess #7
Bloomington, IN 47408

The International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees is a labor union organization for those employed in the live theater industry.


Burnin Daylight Productions

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

Theatre of the People (TOP)

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

Cardinal Stage Company

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

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

The Jewish Theatre of Bloomington

Contact Audrey Heller (Co-Artistic Director)
Phone 336-3198
Email hellera [at] indiana [dot] edu
Description The mission of the Jewish Theatre of Bloomington is to produce works that are written from a Jewish perspective but that also focus on universal issues of the human condition and are accessible to a diverse audience.
Additional Contact Darrell Stone (Co-Artistic Director)
Email dastone [at] indiana [dot] edu

BCT Management, Inc. Buskirk Chumley Theater

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
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