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IndyFringe is proud to host an annual 10-minute play festival in partnership with the Indiana Writers Center.

Interested in submitting your play?

  • Submissions must be between 8-12 pages in length.
  • Submitting playwrights must be Indiana residents.
  • Submissions may be any genre.
  • Submissions must not have been previously produced in Indiana.

Applications open until July 31!

Questions? Contact Festival Coordinator, Megan Jacobs (She/Her)

DivaFest is a juried play festival celebrating women-identifying playwrights of all kinds. The 2023 festival will select 4 plays by 4 different playwrights that will be produced in collaboration with 4 local theatre companies.

Interested in submitting your play?

  • Submissions must be between 40 and 65 pages.
  • Submissions must not have been previously produced in Indiana.
  • Submitting playwrights must be Indiana residents.
  • Only women playwrights will be considered (AMAB trans women are welcome!)

Applications for DivaFest 2023 are open until December 31! Finalists will be selected by January 20. 

Questions? Contact Festival Coordinator, Megan Jacobs (She/Her)

Other Resources

Are you a local performing arts producer looking to get a leg-up on your next production? IndyFringe maintains deep partnerships with our artists by providing additional benefits and optional support for qualifying producers.

Potential benefits for qualifying artists include:

  • 50% off all facility charges
  • 80/20 ticket split in favor of the Artist
  • Reduced deposit from 50% to 25%
  • Box Office and Marketing Assistance
  • Limited waived rehearsal costs

Producers interested in renting our venue or becoming an artistic partner should fill out this form:

All questions can be directed to Associate Director, Jeffrey Dalstrom (He/Him)

Bard Fest 2022

Bard Fest is Indianapolis’s only annual Shakespeare festival. Dedicated to telling great stories and exploring what makes a play a “classic” Bard Fest 2022 runs from 10/13 – 11/14 across five different theatres including both the IndyFringe Basile Theatre and the Indy Eleven.

Roles are available in all of Bard Fest 2022’s shows including:

  • Lysistrata
  • The Life and Death of King John
  • Merry Wives of Windsor
  • King Richard II
  • Into the Breeches

Auditions are July 23 and 24 at Arts for Lawrence.

Fringe on Wheels Performer

Fringe on Wheels is a mobile performance venue bringing lively acts to the community! Whether you are a magicians or drag queen, a comedian, a musician, or something else entirely, you can join our catalog of thrilling small acts.

Click here to learn more and view current artist partners. 

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Festival Applications

Applications to the 2022 IndyFringe Theatre Festival are currently closed.

Applications for the 2023 festival will open this winter.

Looking for more information? Download the 2022 Application Guide to learn a little more about how things were done this year and start preparing for next year’s application.

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