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2021 Short Play Festival: American Identity

Presented by American Lives Theatre at District Theatre, Indianapolis IN

Oct 14 - 17 2021
2021 Short Play Festival: American Identity

Fifteen short plays selected from around the country that reflect on the theme American Identity.

American Lives Theatre brings this four-day festival to the District Theatre which features 20 local actors, three Indiana directors and the works of 14 playwrights from around the country. The fifteen plays were selected from over 200 submissions and highlight some of the freshest voices in theater across America. This is a rare opportunity to see new plays festival-style in your own city and very inexpensively.

There are three programs, each consisting of five plays, running in repertory all

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All tickets are $15 and available online or in person. Masks are required. All performers have been fully vaccinated. General seating.

Contact: 13172389003


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Additional time info:

There are several performance times from Thursday – Sunday. Two stages are being used simultaneously at the District Theatre. Each performance approx 85 minutes. Start times are as follows.

Thursday: 7:00 pm, 7:15 pm

Friday: 7:15 pm, 9:00 pm, 9:15 pm

Saturday: 2:15 pm 4:00 pm, 4:15 pm, 6:15 pm, 8:00 pm, 8:15 pm

Sunday: 2:15 pm, 4:00 pm, 4:15 pm, 6:15 pm

Please check the website or just stop by the theater for more information.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


District Theatre

627 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46204


Metered parking is available on Mass Ave. The Penrose Garage is available for an hourly rate and Zion Evangelical Church has surface parking at the corner of North & New Jersey, just a short walk to the theatre.


    • Wheelchair Access

COVID-19 Details

Face masks required: Yes
Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test required: No
Reservations required: No
Social distancing: Yes
Limited capacity: Yes


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