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  • Photos from the 39th Festival celebrating Lynn Nottage

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  • 2022 Inge Festival Schedule

  • 2022 Otis Guernsey Award-winner Gina Femia to be in Residence at the Inge House

    January 27th, 2022 The William Inge Center for the Arts is honored to welcome Gina Femia to Independence, Kansas as our winter 2022 Inge House Playwright in Residence. Gina is… Read More

  • Inge Festival to Honor Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Lynn Nottage

    The William Inge Theater Festival will celebrate its 39th anniversary April 21-23, 2022 by honoring Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage with the Distinguished Achievement in the American Theater Award.

  • Scholars’ Conference Call for Papers

    The Scholars’ Conference at the William Inge Theatre Festival offers a welcoming forum for researchers at any career stage to present their scholarly work.

  • Shannon TL Kearns is summer 2021 Playwright-in-Residence

    The William Inge Center for the Arts is thrilled to welcome Shannon TL Kearns to Independence, Kansas as the summer 2021 playwright-in-residence at William Inge’s boyhood home.  The William Inge… Read More

  • The Inge Center welcomes Tim J. Lord as playwright-in-residence

    After a year-long hiatus, the Inge Center is thrilled to welcome Tim J. Lord to Kansas as a playwright-in-residence at William Inge’s boyhood home at the end of this month. … Read More

  • The 19th Edition of “24 Hour Plays: ICC” Scheduled August 28, 2021

    “The High School 24 Hour Plays: ICC” returns from a COVID hibernation in a public performance at 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021. Sponsored by Independence Community College Theater Department… Read More

  • We stand with black playwrights and theater artists.

    Black lives matter. The Inge Center stands with black playwrights and black theater artists, and we commit to uplifting their voices now and into the future. The murder of George… Read More

  • Lynn Nottage to receive the Distinguished Achievement in the American Theater Award

    The 39th William Inge Theater Festival will welcome two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage to Kansas to receive the Distinguished Achievement in the American Theater Award, which will be presented… Read More