FESTIVAL AND TICKETS

The 2019 William Inge Theater Festival
May 22-25, 2019


Honoring playwright Octavio Solis 
with the Distinguished Achievement in the American Theater Award

and Kara Lee Corthron with the Otis Guernsey New Voices in the American Theater Award 

 

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FREE CHILD CARE PROVIDED FOR ALL EVENING EVENTS: SIGN UP HERE


FREE CHILD CARE PROVIDED FOR ALL EVENING EVENTS: SIGN UP HERE

WEDNESDAY, MAY 22: 

Disney*Pixar COCO (Free). Wednesday, May 22 at 7:00 p.m., Community National Bank parking lot, 125 N Pennsylvania Ave, Independence, KS 67301. 7pm activities for the kids; 8pm movie starts

THURSDAY, MAY 23:

An Evening of Authors: Book readings from Retablos by Octavio Solis and The Truth of Right Now by Kara Lee Corthron ($10). Followed by book signing. Thursday May 23 at 7:00 p.m., William Inge Theater, Independence Community College.

FRIDAY, MAY 24:

What Are You Worth? by New Voices Award Winner Kara Lee Corthron, directed by Chip Miller ($10). A staged reading of a new play followed by award presentation. Friday, May 24 at 7:00 p.m., William Inge Theater, Independence Community College.

SATURDAY, MAY 25:

Coffee and Conversation with Octavio Solis facilitated by playwright Liz Duffy Adams ($5). Saturday, May 25 at 10:00 a.m., Independence Public Library, 220 East Maple St., Independence, KS.

Picnic at Presbyterian Church A picnic lunch ($10). Saturday, May 25 at 12:00 p.m., Presbyterian Church 201 South 5th Street, Independence, KS

A Tribute to Octavio Solis A multi-media presentation, featuring video interviews with Solis and his artistic collaborators, and live scenes from his plays, performed by professional guest artists, directed by Chuma Gault ($15). Solis will receive the William Inge Distinguished Achievement in the American Theater Award, at the conclusion of the performance. Saturday, May 25, at 4:00 p.m., William Inge Theatre, Independence Community College.

Moonglow party An evening of celebration: good company, food, music, dancing, and games under the big night sky at historic Glencliff Farm ($15). Saturday, May 25, at 7:00 p.m., Glencliff Farm, Independence, KS.

Inge Offstage Each night, hang with our guest artists and theater buffs from across the nation at a local gathering spot after each evening performance. Just purchase a beverage, no ticket required! Locations will vary nightly. 

Daytime Events During the day on Thursday thru Saturday (May 23-25), the Inge Festival buzzes with activity. These include:

  • New Play Lab readings
  • Workshops and Panels
  • The Scholars' Conference
  • Tours of historic Independence, with reference to influences on Inge's works, and a visit to his home
  • Picnic in Riverside Park 

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    The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission is a partner with the William Inge Theater Festival New Play Lab.

     

    The William Inge Center for the Arts programs are supported, in part, by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

     

    The William Inge Center for the Arts is a constituent member of Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for the American Theatre.

    What the media has to say about the Inge Center

    American Theatre magazine, April 21, 2015. "Donald Marguiles, Brooklyn Boy, Feted in William Inge's Hometown"

    American Theatre magazine, April 28, 2016. "Inge Festival Brings the Theatre World to Independence"

    PBS News Hour, June 12, 2006. "William Inge Theater Festival Honors Playwrights"

    New York Times, Aug. 5, 2009. "Out of Kansas, Into the World; A Trove of Inge Plays." 

    New York Times, April 22, 1998. "Frank Rich Journal; Kansas Night Music"

    New York Times, April 24, 1996. "Hospitality Takes Center Stage at a Town's Festival for its Native-Son Playwright"

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