Theater - Community Organizations

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BCT Management, Inc. Buskirk Chumley Theater

Websitehttp://www.buskirkchumley.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=40&Itemid=6
Address114 East Kirkwood Avenue
PO Box 1323
Bloomington, IN 47402
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.

ContactDanielle McClelland (Executive Director)
director [at] buskirkchumley.org
812-323-3022
Additional ContactJacob Lish (Technical Director)
tech [at] buskirkchumley.org
(812) 323-3020
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Bloomington Playwrights Project

Websitehttp://www.newplays.org/
Address107 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.

ContactChad Rabinovitz (Producing Artistic Director)
bppwrite [at] newplays.org
812-334-1188
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Bloomington Storyteller's Guild

Websitehttp://btownstorytellers.blogspot.com/
Description

Guild was formed in 1974 to help keep the ancient tradition of oral storytelling alive. Members of the Guild meet about once a month to share new stories and plan storytelling events. Individual members are available for programs, workshops, and performances, usually a fee is charged. Membership is open to anyone with a love for stories, a desire to tell them -- and ten bucks for the registration fee. Regular events include the Festival of Ghost Stories on the Friday before halloween and the Wintertelling in February (both are for adults and teens). Storytelling for children, for social groups or for cultural events can be arranged through the Guild.

ContactGinny Richey (Coordinator)
btownstorytellers [at] gmail.com
812-339-7224
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Cardinal Stage Company

AddressBloomington, 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.

ContactMarc Tschida
info [at] cardinalstage.org
812-336-7110
Year Established2006
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Diversity Theatre

Websitehttp://bloomington.in.gov/sections/viewSection.php?section_id=505
Address1120 S. Nancy Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
Additional AddressPO Box 100
Bloomington, IN 47402
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

ContactAudrey Heller (Artistic Director)
hellera [at] indiana.edu
812-336-3198
Additional ContactCraig Brenner (City of Bloomington Special Projects Coordinator)
812-349-3471
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International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Local 618

Websitehttp://iatse618.org/
Address511 North Fess #7
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

 

 

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

ContactMark Sarris (Business Agent)
ba618 [at] iatse618.org
812-327-4262
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Mind's Ear Audio Productions

Websitehttp://www.minds-ear.org
Address522 West Fourth St.
Bloomington, IN 47404-5128
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'.

Contactmindsear [at] minds.ear.org
(812) 332-2437
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Monroe County Civic Theater

Websitehttp://www.mcct.org
AddressPO Box 2032
Bloomington, IN 47402
Additional Address 400 East 7th Street
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description
Theatre available to the Community members for all to be able to perform, or be a part of Theatre in Monroe County, Indiana.
ContactMaryann Iaria
miaria [at] indiana.edu
812-855-2218
Additional Contact
Year Established1988
Incorporation StatusUnincorporated
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New Voices Opera

Websitehttp://www.newvoicesopera.com/
Address900 E. 7th Street
IMU 371
Bloomington, IN
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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Reimagining Opera For Kids (ROK) - formerly Roundabout Opera For Kids

Websitehttp://rokkimcarballo.weebly.com/
AddressBloomington, IN
Description

 

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.

Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Stages Bloomington

Websitehttp://www.stagesbloomington.com/
AddressP.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.

Contactinfo [at] stagesbloomington.com
812-272-2826
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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The Jewish Theatre of Bloomington

Websitehttp://www.jewishtheatrebloomington.org/
Address1120 Nancy Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
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.

ContactAudrey Heller (Co-Artistic Director)
hellera [at] indiana.edu
336-3198
Additional ContactDarrell Stone (Co-Artistic Director)
dastone [at] indiana.edu
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Theatre of the People (TOP)

Websitehttp://www.theatreofthepeople.com
AddressP.O. Box 764
Bloomington, IN 47402
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.

ContactHannah Moss (Co-Founder)
hannah [at] theatreofthepeople.com
812-369-2155
Additional ContactDavid Nosko (Co-Founder)
david [at] theatreofthepeople.com
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Youth Theatre, Inc.

AddressBloomington, IN
Description

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 Established2009
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