The Indiana Repertory Theatre
Butler Theatre enjoys a creative partnership with the Indiana Repertory Theatre
(IRT), Indiana's largest, fully professional regional theatre,
located in downtown Indianapolis. The benefits of this partnership
- A freshman orientation program which provides first-semester
theatre majors access to the artistic, administrative and technical
staff of the IRT, as an introduction to professional theatre
- A stage management training program, taught by the IRT's senior
stage management team.
- Professional internships for juniors and seniors in all areas
of the theatre's operation.
- Performance opportunities. An increasing number of theatre
majors have made their professional acting debuts at the IRT during
their four years of study.
- Opportunities for paid employment. The IRT regularly offers
theatre majors the opportunity to work as members of the Front of
House staff and as part of the run crew on productions.
- Viewing professional theatre. All theatre majors are required
to attend performances at the IRT on a regular basis throughout
each academic year.
The Phoenix Theatre
This small professional theatre, also located in downtown
Indianapolis, specializes in staging issue-oriented contemporary
theatre works. The Phoenix Theatre offers Butler
theatre majors the following benefits:
- Regular exposure to the work of contemporary playwrights
- Opportunities to intern in stage management and technical
- Opportunities to perform