- OUR BOARD
A Celebration of African American Playwrights
OnyxFest is Indianapolis' first and only theatre festival dedicated to the stories of African American playwrights. The OnyxFest, now in its second year, was developed in response to the lack of diversity on stage and in audiences of Indianapolis' theatres. IndyFringe has actively embraced diversity in the Indianapolis theatre scene and began working with African American playwrights to change the Indianapolis theatrical landscape.
OnyxFest is another step towards institutionalizing the IndyFringe Theatre's commitment to provide support and a performance venue that is inclusive of all playwrights who make up the Indianapolis community.
"Onyx Fest offers African American playwrights the opportunity to see their words come alive and connect with audiences while generating an income from their work.” - Nicole C. Kearney, OnyxFest Finalist, 2012
The importance of OnyxFest:
Past OnyxFest Finalists:
re-Entry - Nicole C. Kearney
When You Least Expect It - Lisa Sims
Betsy on E. 10th Street - Jaron Marquis Garrett