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William Inge Center for the Arts | Independence Community College | 1057 W. College Ave. | Independence, Kansas 67301
Phone: 620.332.5491 | info@ingecenter.org



Annual four-day celebration of America's finest playwrights and theatre artists, where Broadway's and Hollywood's brightest stars meet theatre lovers from across the country.

with playwright Honoree Carlyle Brown

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9:


Are you now or have you ever been...By Carlyle Brown. A fictional account of the demons and dilemmas faced by Langston Hughes while attempting to write a poem on the night before his appearance before the Senate Permanent-Sub-Committee on Investigations on Un-American Activities, led by Senator Joseph McCarthy. Wednesday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m., William Inge Theatre, Independence Community College. Thursday May 10 at 7:30 p.m., William Inge Theater, Independence Community College.

THURSDAY, MAY 10:
An Evening with Mr. Inge Live performances of scenes from selected plays by William Inge, with context and comment on the career Independence's native son journey from Independence to literary stage stardom. Thursday May 10 at 7:30 p.m., William Inge Theater, Independence Community College.

FRIDAY, MAY 11:
Down in Mississippi By Carlyle Brown. Setting: The Freedom Summer 1964 campaign to register African-Americans to vote in the dangerous, segregated world of Mississippi. Three young civil rights activists leave their safe northern homes to try to change the world, and discover that before they can change the world they will have to change themselves. A celebration of a movement that gave birth to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voter’s Rights Act of 1965. Friday May 11 at 7:30 p.m., William Inge Theater, Independence Community College.

SATURDAY, MAY 12:

Tribute to Carlyle Brown A multi-media presentation, featuring video interviews with Brown and his artistic collaborators, and live scenes from his great plays,performed by professional guest artists. Mr. Brown will receive the William Inge Distinguished Achievement in the American Theater Award, at the conclusion of the performance. Saturday, May 12, at 7:30p.m., William Inge Theatre, Independence Community College.

Fringe at the Inge Each night, commune with our guest artists and theater buffs from across the nationat a local gathering spot after each evening performance. Just purchase a beverage, no ticket required! Locations will vary nightly.

Daytime Events During the day on Thursday through Saturday (May 10-12), the Inge Festival buzzes with activity. These include:

New Play Lab readings
Workshops and Panels
The Scholars' Conference
Tours of the William Inge Family Home
Tours of historic Independence, with reference to influences on Inge's works
Picnic in Riverside Park


E-mail info@ingefestival.org to join our mailing list for the latest updates.








Saturday, March 29

9a.m.-4p.m. Inge Collection open to visitors at ICC Library




8a.m.-4p.m. Registration

Margaret Goheen Foyer, William Inge Theatre


8a.m.-4p.m. Registration

Margaret Goheen Foyer, William Inge Theatre


8a.m.-4p.m. Registration

Margaret Goheen Foyer, William Inge Theatre

9a.m.-4p.m. Inge Collection open to visitors at ICC Library. With periodic presentation on Inge by Inge biographer, Ralph Voss.


9a.m.-4p.m. Inge Collection open to visitors at ICC Library. With periodic presentations on Inge by Inge biographer, Ralph Voss.


9a.m.-Noon Inge Collection open to visitors at ICC Library. With periodic presentations on Inge by Inge biographer, Ralph Voss.

9:30-10:50a.m. Workshops & panels on theatre & film.


9:30-10:50a.m. Workshops & panels on theatre & film.


9:30-10:50a.m. Workshops & panels on theatre & film.

11a.m. Tour of Inge’s Independence and 11:15a.m. Scenes at the Inge House

11a.m.-12:20p.m. Workshops & panels on theatre & film


11a.m.-12:20p.m. Workshops & panels on theatre & film.


11a.m.-12:20p.m. Workshops & panels on theatre & film.

12:20-1:45 p.m.

Lunch on your own in Inge’s Independence

(Free Downtown shuttle leaving at 12:20 and returning at 1:45 p.m.)


12:20-1:45 p.m.

Lunch on your own in Inge’s Independence

(Free Downtown shuttle leaving at 12:20 and returning at 1:45 p.m.)


12:20-1:45p.m. Picnic

Riverside Park

12:30-1:45p.m. Scenes at the Inge House


12:30-1:45p.m. Scenes at the Inge House


2:00-3:20p.m.Workshops & panels on theatre and film

2p.m. Scholars’ Conference

Presentations




2-7:30p.m. Registration

Margaret Goheen Foyer, William Inge Theatre


2-3:15p.m. Workshops & panels on theatre & film


2-3:15p.m. Workshops & panels on theatre & film



2p.m. Tour of Inge’s Independence


2p.m. Tour of Inge’s Independence

3:30-4:45p.m. Workshops & panels on theatre & film.


3:30-4:45p.m. Workshops & panels on theatre & film.



5 – 7p.m.

Dinner on your own in Inge’s Independence


6-7p.m. Cocktails

7p.m. Gala Dinner

Independence Civic Center, lower level of Memorial Hall.




5 – 7p.m.

Dinner on your own in Inge’s Independence

7:30p.m. Concert reading of BecauseHeCan by Arthur Kopit, William Inge Theatre, Independence Community College


7:30p.m. Concert Reading of The Great Barrier, by Mat Smart, Otis Guernsey New Voices winner, with award presentation, Independence High School Performing Arts Center


7:30p.m. 33rd Annual William Inge Theatre Festival Tribute, Honoring Arthur Kopit,William Inge Theatre, Independence Community College

William Inge Theatre Festival

Address : 1057 W College Ave, Independence Community College Independence KS
Phone : 800-842-6063   (Always call and confirm events.)

Email Address : bpeterson@ingecenter.org

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Admission Fee : yes

Additional Notes : A multi-media Tribute to Carlyle Brown highlights our roster of outstanding performances, readings, workshops, panels, and social events. The calendar will be posted soon.

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