Our Core

Our Founder

Company Founder Bryan Fonseca has worked in Indianapolis for 40 years. He founded and served in the same capacity at the Phoenix Theatre for 35 years.

Bryan has directed for the MFA Playwrights Workshop at the Kennedy Center, The Human Race Theatre in Dayton, Ohio, Indiana University, Ball State University and the Civic Theatre of Indianapolis. Over the years, he transferred six Phoenix shows to Chicago and his production of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom was invited to travel to a festival in Dundalk, Ireland.

Bryan has received an Achievement and Service award from the Indiana Theatre Association, two Artist Fellowship awards from the Indiana State Arts Commission and two Creative Renewal Fellowships from the Arts Council of Indianapolis/Lilly Endowment. He taught at IUPUI and was invited by IU Bloomington to lecture in Germany on Contemporary Theater in America.

In 2016, he received the first (one of two) Transformational Impact Fellowships from the Arts Council and Lilly Endowment to begin work on the Near West Side.

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