Honoree Sheldon Harnick (Fiddler on the Roof) with Guest Artists Marjery Harnick and Hal Linden at the 2007 William Inge Theater Festival.

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What is the Inge Festival like?
Media shares the experience

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"

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"


The William Inge Theater Festival New Play Lab is supported in part by the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

The William Inge Center for the Arts is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Arts Works.


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