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OPEN Indy (Original. Performance. Experiments. Now.) is an advanced arts education program that invites nationally and internationally recognized visiting artists to Indianapolis to provide accessible, professional, and innovative training opportunities for performing artists and the community at large. Produced jointly by IMAC and NoExit Performance, OPEN Indy has two main components: First as a platform for continued education and training for artists and community members in Indianapolis, and second, as an opportunity for Indy audiences to witness cutting-edge, cross-disciplinary performance. 

Learn more about applying to be a future OPEN Indy artist. 

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OPEN Indy, November 2021

Photo Credit: Matthew Placek

Vangeline
New York, New York

Vangeline is a teacher, dancer, and choreographer specializing in Japanese butoh. She is the artistic director of the Vangeline Theater/New York Butoh Institute (New York), a dance company firmly rooted in the tradition of Japanese butoh while carrying it into the twenty-first century.

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OPEN Indy, September 2019

Photo Credit: Austin Ole

Molly Brennan
Chicago, Illinois

Molly Brennan, named "Chicago's Queen of Mischief and Mayhem" by American Theatre Magazine, is a physical comedian who specializes in clown and devised performance.

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OPEN Indy, September 2018

Photo Credit: Charles Borowicz

Gerry Trentham
Toronto, Canada

Gerry Threntham is an internationally known director/performer based in Toronto and Artistic Director of lbs/sq" performance

OPEN Indy 2021 is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Indiana Arts Commission and the Crane Group.

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