Tuesdays with Morrie: February 18, 2021, Offscript discussion at 6:00 PM
Join Offscript: IRT Young Professionals Group, in partnership with The Exchange at the Indianapolis Urban League and WFYI Nerds, for our free virtual member event on February 18 at 6 PM! Tuesdays with Morrie is a life-affirming play that celebrates mentorship and friendship as a single visit between Mitch and Morrie turns into a life-changing weekly pilgrimage. Purchase a virtual ticket for this production and watch from the comfort of your home prior to the event. During our event, members will hear from partners of the event as well as Associate Artistic Director Benjamin Hanna. Benjamin will talk about the reimagined virtual season and share his experience with directing Tuesdays with Morrie. Members and partners are encouraged to invite their mentors and mentees to the conversation.
“If you are lucky, you know and love a Morrie. Your life-teachers may not come to mind immediately. Perhaps, like Mitch, your pursuit of progress has relegated them to the recesses of your memory. But they are there, somewhere, waiting to recount their pearls of wisdom and sage advice....I hope that Tuesdays with Morrie inspires you to remembering the words of your Morrie, whoever and wherever they may be, and that you live joyfully in our New Year.” –Benjamin Hanna, IRT Associate Artistic Director and Director of Tuesdays with Morrie
This Wonderful Life: December 15, 2020, Offscript discussion at 7:00 PM
Join Offscript: IRT Young Professionals Group for our first virtual member event of the season on December 15 at 7 PM! This Wonderful Life is a hilarious and heartwarming holiday story of community, goodness, love and connection. Purchase tickets for this production and watch from the comfort of your home prior to the event. During our event, members will hear from Associate Artistic Director Benjamin Hanna. Benjamin will talk about the reimagined virtual season and share his experience with directing This Wonderful Life.
"We selected This Wonderful Life for a variety of reasons: we very much wanted to find a holiday piece that would gather people virtually, if not physically, around the idea of the best of American traditions–rediscovered community, reigniting individual purpose, and reinventing the essence of family celebrations. For many American families, the shared viewing of It’s a Wonderful Life, or its 100-year antecedent, A Christmas Carol, IS the meaning of the winter holidays." –Janet Allen, Margot Lacy Eccles Artistic Director
CANCELLED Murder on the Orient Express: March 25, 2020, performance at 7:30 PM; Offscript event starting at 6 PM
Join Offscript: IRT Young Professionals Group for our next member event on March 25th at 6 PM. Take a peek behind-the-scenes as we visit the shops of some of our IRT Artisans. Members will also learn more about the end of this season and have a chance to see paintings by Kyle Ragsdale for our upcoming 2020-2021 season!
Enjoy food and cocktails courtesy of Conner’s Kitchen + Bar before witnessing the ultimate whodunit. Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express follows Hercule Poirot, the world’s greatest detective, as he works to solve this fiendishly intricate and clever plot—before the snow is cleared and the train moves on.
Morning After Grace: January 23, 2020, performance at 7:30 PM; Offscript event starting at 6 PM
Join Offscript: IRT Young Professionals Group, in partnership with Pass the Torch, for our next member event on January 23rd at 6 PM! Members will hear from Executive Artistic Director and Indiana Living Legend Janet Allen as she talks about her role at the IRT, women in theatre, and directing Morning After Grace.
“There aren’t many plays that focus solely on retired and retiring Baby Boomers in a meaningful way. This play is a rare and delightful instance of serving a community of folks who somehow never thought they would age, but are now elders. As one of them, I feel a real kinship to this material that blends humor and real heart-felt insight, creating a lovely and loving theatrical event.”
–Janet Allen, Executive Artistic Director
Enjoy food and cocktails courtesy of Conner’s Kitchen + Bar before experiencing this comedy with heart. Morning After Grace follows three neighbors in a Florida retirement village as they wake up one morning to find their lives unexpectedly tangled together, adding a new wrinkle—and a new sparkle—to their golden years.
Co-volunteer Event with Second Helpings
Offscript is excited to partner with First Course, the young professional group for Second Helpings, for a co-volunteer event on Thursday, November 7. The schedule will include a tour, food prep and a meal at Second Helpings. Space is limited, so please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot by 11/4!
Twelve Angry Men: September 19, 2019, performance at 7:30 PM; Offscript event starting at 6 PM
Join Offscript: IRT Young Professionals Group for an exclusive event before our thrilling season opener Twelve Angry Men. Members will hear from Associate Artistic Director Benjamin Hanna as he talks through highlights of the season and dives deeper into the nuances of this classic American drama. Enjoy food courtesy of Conner’s Kitchen + Bar, drinks and learn more about our new INclusion Series.
Offscript Season Kickoff: August 22, 2019 at Hotel Tango
Join us as we celebrate the start of our third season of IRT’s Young Professionals Group, Offscript! Our season kickoff will be held at Hotel Tango from 6 - 8 PM on Thursday, August 22nd. Mingle and enjoy delicious cocktails (one complimentary drink per attendee), while learning more about Offscript.
A Doll’s House, Part 2: March 28, 2019, performance at 7:30 pm; Offscript event starting at 6 pm
Join Offscript: IRT Young Professionals Group, in partnership with WFYI Nerds, for our next member event on March 28 at 6 pm! Attend our March 28 event and hear from a panel of IRT’s young professionals about the creative ways that they work within their area of expertise and grow in their career. Moderated by Rebecca King, President and CEO of Leadership Indianapolis and IRT Board Member, the conversation will include Benjamin Hanna, Associate Artistic Director; Jennifer Turner, Director of Development; and Brian Newman, Production Manager. They will also share behind-the-scenes details on the rest of our season and highlights of our 2019-2020 season. Enjoy food, drinks and a chance to see the newly unveiled season artwork by local artist Kyle Ragsdale before experiencing the fierce and funny show straight from Broadway, A Doll’s House, Part 2 presented by Bingham Greenebaum Doll. Inspired by Ibsen's classic and controversial 1879 play A Doll's House, this new stand-alone show succeeds on its own, whether or not you’ve seen the original.
Every Brilliant Thing: January 17, 2019, performance at 7:30 pm; Offscript event starting at 6 pm
Celebrate the New Year with Offscript: IRT Young Professionals Group! Purchase your membership today and attend our next event on January 17, where members can meet IRT Prop Artisan Rachelle Martin. Join us as Rachelle talks about her production work at the IRT, as well as her artistic work with INDYPROV. Enjoy food courtesy of Conner’s Kitchen + Bar, drinks and a chance to participate in some improv exercises before experiencing Every Brilliant Thing, a theatrical experience like none other.
Trivia Night: Calling all theatre lovers!
Join Offscript, Indiana Repertory Theatre’s Young Professionals Group, in partnership with West Fork Whiskey on December 11th at 7 PM for a night of theatre themed trivia. Great cocktails and bar snacks will be available for purchase.
Pipeline: November 8, 2018, performance at 7:30 pm; Offscript event starting at 6 pm
Join Offscript: IRT Young Professionals Group in collaboration with Teachers Lounge Indy for our next member event before experiencing the searing drama of Pipeline. Purchase your membership today and attend this exclusive event where members can talk with and learn prop skills from IRT Prop Master Geoff Ehrendreich. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, drinks and a chance to participate in a hands-on activity where members and guests can help create items that will be onstage during our upcoming production of Every Brilliant Thing!
Holmes And Watson: October 11, 2018, performance at 7:30 pm; Offscript event starting at 6 pm
Join Offscript: IRT Young Professionals Group, in partnership with Taft Stettinius & Hollister, for an exclusive event before unraveling the mystery of the real Sherlock Holmes in our season premiere of Holmes and Watson! Purchase your membership today and attend our first member event on October 11 where members will hear from Associate Artistic Director Benjamin Hanna. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, drinks and learn about our upcoming production of Pipeline.
Offscript Happy Hour: October 4, 2018 at Hotel Tango
Join Offscript, IRT’s Young Professionals Group for a happy hour at Hotel Tango! Mingle and enjoy delicious cocktails from 6-8pm on Thursday, October 4th (one complimentary drink per attendee). You do not need to be an Offscript member to attend this FREE event. Please RSVP to email@example.com by 10/2.
Offscript Season Kickoff: August 30, 2018 at the Indiana Repertory Theatre
Celebrate the start of a new season with IRT’s Young Professionals Group, Offscript! Our season kickoff will be held at the Indiana Repertory Theatre on August 30 from 6 – 8 pm.
Join us at the IRT where we will literally be setting the stage and getting ready for our season opener, Holmes and Watson. Explore the Grand Lobby and OneAmerica Mainstage theatre, enjoy complimentary libations and nibbles, and mix and mingle while learning more about Offscript. The event will feature music by Sorry, Not Sorry featuring IRT’s Props Artisan Rachelle Martin on vocals.