UP NEXT At Summit Performance

Summit Covid-19 Update

When Indy’s Stay-At-Home order went into effect, Summit was in rehearsal for one of our Community Conversation pieces “This Authentic Person,” a short play based on interviews of members of the transgender and gender non-conforming population living in the Midwest. The Community Conversation Series is essential to our identity as an organization, as it directly promotes our values of increasing equity, awareness, and empathy for all members of our diverse Indianapolis community. Now more than ever, it is important for us to come together as a community and create connection wherever we can. Summit is currently working to create a digital event surrounding “This Authentic Person”, and we will share more details about that with you soon!

Summit’s partner production with the Phoenix Theatre of Detroit ’67 by Dominique Morisseau originally scheduled for this summer has been moved to March of 2021. We feel strongly about the importance of telling this story and ecstatic about the artistic team which we have assembled to tell it, and intend to produce this piece as soon as we are responsibly able to gather together again, fingers crossed for March!



HYANNIS by Kari Bentley-Quinn

Staged Reading

Nov 19th and 20th, 2019         

In a small Cape Cod town, Michelle and her mother Fran run a small shop where they sell beach gear, souvenirs, snow globes, and the best fudge around. Michelle's son, Tommy, has just come home from his second stint in rehab. Meanwhile, a young woman named Lauren is home from college to tend to her ailing mother, and she and Tommy make a connection that changes them both forever. Set over the course of a summer and a winter, Hyannis takes a look at the plague of despair and drugs infecting small town America.


BE HERE NOW by Deborah Zoe Laufer

Winter Production

Jan 10th-Feb 2nd, 2020 

Surrounded by painfully cheerful co-workers, Bari is deeply cynical and woefully underemployed working at a small-town fulfillment center. After an unexpected and unexplainable turn of events, Bari finds herself on an enlightening new path. When she meets Mike, a man who makes art out of garbage, it’s Bari’s turn to pull another out of the darkness. Be Here Now asks what we are willing to do for love and happiness and to create meaning in our lives.

Adults $25 Students/Seniors $20


THE SYNC OFF: LOVE SYNCS, the Valentine's Day edition

Fundraiser *At the Athenaeum

February 12th, 2020

Back by popular demand, hysterically funny Summit fundraiser "The Sync Off" spoofs Reality TV singing competitions such as American Idol, The Voice, and The Sing off. The "competition" features local actors as host, contestants, and celebrity judges of a cutthroat lip-sync competition. The evening includes a silent auction, locally catered fare, and a cash bar in the historic Basile Theatre at the Athenaeum.


Staged Reading

April 7th and 8th, 2020             

Winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. Warm-hearted, irreverent, zany and brilliantly imaginative, the play teems with humanity and humor as it examines the plight of three young Mississippi sisters betrayed by their passions. "While this play overflows with infectious high spirits, it is also, unmistakably, the tale of a very troubled family. Such is Miss Henley's prodigious talent that she can serve us pain as though it were a piece of cake." —NY Times.

Adults/Students/Seniors $5

DETROIT ’67 by Dominique Morisseau

Summer Production

June 19th-July 12th, 2020


In 1967 Detroit, Motown music is getting the party started, and Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by turning their basement into an after-hours joint. But when a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives, the siblings clash over much more than the family business. As their pent-up feelings erupt, so does their city, and they find themselves caught in the middle of the '67 riots.

Prices Vary-Click above for details


Social Justice One Act Plays

March 22, 2020

This Authentic Person-True narratives of transgender and gender non-conforming people.

Community Conversation One Acts are produced in partnership with Dr. Sally Wasmuth of IUPUI’s Department of Occupational Therapy. Based on interviews of Indianapolis area residents, the plays are written and produced by Summit with professional actors and a professional director. These pieces focus on social issues pertinent to members of the Indianapolis community and are presented free and open to the public. A panel discussion

with the interviewees follows each performance.



 Summit Performance Indianapolis 2019-2020 Season

Free and Open to the Public

Summit Performance Indianapolis produces top quality theatre that explores the lives and experiences of women.



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