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


Jinee Majors – Board Chair
Assistant General Counsel, Business Development, Elanco

Adam Burtner
Manager, Policy & Political Affairs, Indy Chamber

Jeffrey Frank
Director, Deloitte Tax LLP

Jake Kolisek
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)
Realtor, F.C. Tucker Company Inc.

Bonnie Mill

David Orr

Sapphire impacts the community by offering…


Completely unique, theatrical events and entertainment services, such as serving as directors for PreEnactIndy, providing stilted characters (from Wonderland and elsewhere), and our infamous ADULT SWIM Indy® event


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.


We offer a wide-range of professional production, design and fabrication services. With decades of experience, our team handles projects large and small, including murals, exhibits, custom furnishings, restoration, renovation, and consultation.

Fun with the Sapphire Theatre Team

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