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Claude McNeal Productions


Non-profit specializing in alternative theatre education and social-issue theatre programs.

About Claude McNeal Productions

Services Offered

After-school programs



During-school programs


Free Activities available


Summer programs


Skills & Teaching Methods



Individual Attention

Language Arts


Peer On Peer Learning

Performing Arts


Theatre Improv Games


ACT Out social-issue theatre evidence-based designation 2021


Evidence-based in cyberbullying prevention 2021


Mission statement – To inspire and transform lives and cultural organizations through the energizing power of theatre and of theatre-related educational programming, while creating timely and relevant original works that enhance and stimulate the performing arts in Central Indiana.

Vision - The performing arts are essential in preparing young people intellectually, physically, emotionally and ethically for the complex and changing world. Our program participants will build character and come away with a greater sense of self, of belonging to a larger community, and have a greater sense of cooperation..

Under the umbrella of Claude McNeal Productions are four educational theatre programs: the ACT Out Ensemble (our social-issues theatre troupe); Youth and the Arts training programs for young artists; student matinees in the Humanities; and the Indiana Performing Arts Initiative (an apprentice and internship arts training program incorporating professional Summer Stock shows.) Claude McNeal Productions’ staff has over 27 years of expertise in theatre education and social-issue related programming.

Serving close to 10,000 program participants annually, we serve a variety of artists, schools and communities to bring alternative educational theatre experiences to children and adults. Our programs serve to inspire future artists and patrons, build healthy relationships, and build character, while instilling a greater sense of self, of cooperation, and belonging to a larger society. All of our programs focus first on the underserved inner-city youth of Indianapolis, where both the concentration of at-risk students and need for immediate impact is greatest.


1305 N Delaware St Indianapolis, Indiana 46202 US