May 24-26, 2024 (New Dates!)

Directed by Lisa Formosa-Parmigiano

TeenFest is the annual presentation by our Teen Ensemble members. Membership in the ensemble is by invitation only.


Identity Play; or, Who You Are When You Think You Are

by Jon Jory & Jason Pizzarello

A series of comedic and dramatic vignettes exploring who we are and who we want to be. With endless choices and expectations, do our actions define us or do our intentions? What about our words? What about the way we dress, the friends we keep, or how we act online? Is who we think we are different than how other people see us? In such a complex, face-paced world, it's vital to slow-down, reflect...and laugh.

Running time est. - 35 min.

Produced by special arrangement with Stage Partners. (www.yourstagepartners.com)


Know Your Role

by Brandi Owensby

No sooner do we leave the womb than we're bombarded by society's expectations about gender. If you're a boy, you're like this. If you're a girl, you're like that. Through scenes and monologues that range from hilarious to heartbreaking, this one-act explores how these expectations affect teens' daily lives. Whether it's how they dress, the rules of dating, body image, parental pressures or a host of other ways, the teens of this flexible ensemble reveal how gender expectations affect them and how they "role."

Winner, Indiana Thespians One-Act Competition 2019 (Noblesville High School).

Running time est, - 40 min.

Produced by arrangement with YouthPLAYS

There will be a 15 minute intermission after Level 2


Power Play

by Lindsay Price

A gunshot is heard. Which of the five characters did it and why?
Was it the Goth girl? The football star? The super-intelligent geek?
High school violence is a hot media topic, but it is too often simplistically portrayed by putting teens into tidy categories and pointing at the outsider.
Power Play explores the realities and the stereotypes of high school violence - not just the brutal shock of the school shooting, but also verbal harassment and bullying. Violence is about power. So is high school.

Running time est. - 55 min.

Produced by arrangement with Theatrefolk Publishers

PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE EARLY! Concession stand now features specialty coffees, Italian Sodas and treats from Camelot Coffee! 

Please select a performance

Adults - $15

Seniors 62+ - $10

Students under 21 - $10

Military - $10

General Admission Seating

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