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

The dates and the Honoree Playwright for the 2019 William Inge Theater Festival will be announced at a future date.

Tickets will go on sale in spring of 2019.

The William Inge Theater Festival, the Official Theatre Festival of the State of Kansas, took place May 9-12, 2018.

Playwright Carlyle Brown was Honoree Playwright. Outstanding artists from his base in Minnesota, as well as from across the country, presented a multi-media Tribute to his inspiring works and career. Actors from Kokopelli Theatre Company, of Kansas City, Mo., were also featured during numerous presentations at the New Play Lab, the reading of "Are you now or have you ever been..." and the full production of "Down in Mississippi."



What is the Inge Festival like?
Media shares the experience

San Francisco Chronicle, May 15, 2018. "Michael Bauer's Visit to Kansas"

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.