ABOUT THE SAPPHIRE
The SAPPHIRE Theatre Co. has a vision of performing arts with purpose — creating performances, programs and products that directly meet community needs. The Sapphire engages all aspects of theatre to benefit Indianapolis as community collaborators, creative place-makers and cultural entrepreneurs. We achieve these goals by producing interactive theatre performances that address Indiana’s biggest challenges such as suicide rates in veterans and teens, assault on Indiana campuses, violence at home, work and school, and the need to evolve as a diverse and inclusive state.
The SAPPHIRE delivers innovative, audience-driven performances, installations and collaborations designed for the common good. We are mobile—reaching underrepresented audiences—bringing theatre to the people rather than people to the theatre, which is foundational to our business model and operation. We reach out to non-traditional theatre audiences, young professionals and cultural progressives, and those with limited performing arts exposure.
The Sapphire is the only Indianapolis theatre company offering this depth and scope of services to the community.
Bonnie Mill – Artistic Director
David Orr – Producing Director
Nick Carpenter – Program Manager, PICTURE THIS
Andrea Lott Haney – Program Manager, EDUCATION
Shelley Edwards – Administrative Assistant
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jinee Majors – Board Chair
Assistant General Counsel, Business Development, Elanco
Manager, Policy & Political Affairs, Indy Chamber
Director, Deloitte Tax LLP
Labor and Employment Attorney, Hall Render
Art Hanna (emeritus)
President, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Pension Fund (retired)
Julian Harrell (emeritus)
Associate, Faegre Baker Daniels
John Stuart Mill II (emeritus)
CFO & Treasurer, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Division of Overseas Ministries, (retired)
Chrissy Walling (emeritus)
Global Manager of Communications and Administration, Vertellus, Inc.
Sapphire impacts the community by offering…
One-of-a-kind interactive EDUCATION for youth, engaging PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT opportunities for adults, tailor-made CORPORATE training programs for organizations, and a VOICELESS ISSUES series designed for extraordinary audiences in exceptional circumstances. Sapphire programs feature our Emmy-award winning PICTURE THIS process, the longest-running in Indiana.