Indiana Repertory Theatre
Founded in 1971, the Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT) is the leading fully professional, resident, not-for-profit theatre in Indiana. Designated as Indiana's "Theatre Laureate" in 1990 by the Indiana General Assembly, the IRT’s vision is to be the year-round and life-long destination of choice for people of all ages and backgrounds seeking enjoyable and meaningful experiences. Using theatre as a springboard for personal reflection and community discussion, our productions and programs will inspire our neighbors to learn about themselves and others. As an arts leader with the goal of making Indiana a vibrant home of cultural expression, economic vitality, and a diverse, informed, and engaged citizenry. The IRT immerses audiences in the work of top theatre professionals. From the actors onstage to the people behind the scenes, they are all making work selected and crafted specifically for Indiana audiences. We have created a rich legacy of more than 300 classic and contemporary productions, ranging from Shakespeare to August Wilson. The IRT believes all Indiana children should have the opportunity to learn the lessons of humanity through the most vivid medium available, live theatre. Experiencing an IRT production at a young age, can serve as an introduction to the creative process and spark its unending possibilities. For more than 30 years, the IRT’s Student Matinee Program has given children that opportunity. Staging works based on important moments in history, adapted from literary classics, or that encourage conversations in tolerance and understanding, the IRT reserves 40% of its performance schedule for productions specifically targeting young people.
For Shakespeare in American Communities, Indiana Repertory Theatre will present student matinees of The Two Gentlemen of Verona directed by Tim Ocel. The company will provide related educational activities, including workshops, post-show discussions, and a study guide. They anticipate reaching 50 schools from Indiana