This professional company will give a theatrical voice to the Latinx, African-American, Asian, and Middle Eastern communities in Indianapolis. Our mission is to entertain, inform, educate, and unite our city and our world by broadly promoting and embracing diversity and fostering authentic inclusion. The Fonseca Theatre Company is cooking up an appetizing cultural and political stew that can help your company remain effective, relevant, and in tune with your employees’ and clients’ values.
We are seeking both Season ($25,000) and Show ($5,000) sponsors to enable Artistic Director Jordan Schwartz and a committed group of business leaders, friends, and local artists of color to present a full season of shows.
The theater is located on West Michigan Street, just a few blocks west of the IUPUI campus. Our concept of “In Reach” puts artists and audience members into the fabric of one of the most culturally diverse communities in Indianapolis. In addition to our productions, the Fonseca Theatre Company will offer a range of community and educational programs, including youth drama classes, a bilingual storytelling series, and a variety of forums such as post-show discussions, town halls, and cultural conversations. The Fonseca Theatre Company seeks not only to produce plays but also to directly engage with our community, encouraging our audiences to do the same. Our programming will support participation in community sports, festivals, neighborhood cleanups, and other civic events.
Aligning your diversity and inclusion messages with the themes of our compelling productions will empower you to more effectively engage your community, coworkers, and clients. Sponsors will have opportunities to host customers and clients at a special performance during the season. Food is a connector amongst all cultures, and sponsors will be encouraged to host receptions before or after performances featuring culturally relevant (play-specific) food, beer, and wine.
The theater can accommodate up to 75 audience members at each performance. The Fonseca Theatre Company will ignite cultural conversation, and founder Bryan Fonseca, along with artists from the show, will be pleased to address your group alongside members of your diversity team, human resources group, or executive leadership to immerse them in the issues presented by the play.
These will be opportunities to bring together a broad spectrum of people — not just members of specific affinity groups. Theater is a unique forum to tell the stories that will challenge and inspire our community in a safe, informal environment.
We are happy to support other like-minded companies who need a space to rehearse or perform. Our standard rates for the Fonseca Theatre are $500/week plus and additional $750 for tech week (the week that includes the first public performance). We include access to a color changing lighting system, five speaker sound system and full stage projector within a repertory plot.
If you choose to both rehearse and perform within our spaces, we include access to our scene shop, stock flats, and platforms as well.
We have specifically built into our seasonal schedules space availability for shows that could perform on the stage in March, June and December of 2022.
For those who might be looking for just a rehearsal space with no access to the theatre, the Basile Collaboration Center is available on a full-week rental basis. Rates for the Basile Collaboration Center are set on a project-by-project basis.
For more information, contact our Production Manager. We are happy to give tours and discuss opportunities.