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2014 Nominations

Do you want to be in the audience?
Or do you want to be behind the scenes?


4th Street Theater
Beatnik's on Conkey
CTG's Chicago Street Theatre
Crown Point Community Theatre
Dunes Summer Theatre
The Genesius Guild
Hammond Community Theatre
Highland Parks Performing Arts Group
L'arc En Ciel Theatre Group
Memorial Opera House
Portage Community Theatre
Valparaiso Theatrical Company
Gary Shakespeare Company
Towle Theatre
The Unity Event


  • Welcome New Theatres!

    NIETF is proud to welcome two theatres to it’s membership… Ross Music Theatre/M&M Productions, a long-time community theatre producer here in NWI, has joined as an associate member theatre and Gary Shakespeare Theatre, a relatively new company, has joined as a full member theatre. Be sure to check out Ross’ summer musical Monty Python’s Spamalot […]

  • Theatrepalooza!

    Are you ready to be entertained? Do you need a good laugh or a moment to ponder? The region will shine with the glow of the spotlight as you sit back, laugh, and awe at the amazing talents of local actors. Theatre companies from across NWI will present short shows or excerpts of longer ones […]

  • Viewer Call Out!

    Do you enjoy seeing plays or musicals at a variety of theatres? Would you like to contribute to honoring excellence across all theatrical arts? Are you objective, committed, and timely? We’d love to have you join our group of NIETF viewers who see each viewable production, rate each theatrical element and nominate actors for our […]

  • Summer Camps, Classes and Workshops

    Summer has finally arrived and when school lets out, summer camp season kicks off. Many of our member theatres host summer theatre camps especially for kids. Others hold ongoing adult classes and specific skill training workshops. If you’ve ever wanted to get on stage or just learn a new skill, we encourage you to check […]

  • Relay For Life of Greater Valparaiso

    The Relay for Life of Greater Valparaiso took place on May 17, 2014 and NIETF put a team together to support and raise money for cancer research. As many of you know, cancer has touched the lives of many in our theatre community. Our tent was decorated with over fifty purple comedy and tragedy masks honoring and remembering those people. The theme was “Cancer may not be a comedy, but it doesn’t have to be a tragedy when you share its stage as one!”

    The NIETF team was led by Jerry and Becky Jascoviak and included members Matt and KeriAnne Valuckis, Chad and Natalie Franks, Steve and Colleen Zana, Trish Neary, Matt Byerly, and Mike Jaskoviak. Together we walked over 15 miles and raised over $1000. It was a long and chilly night, but we made it thanks to all the support the team received from the theatre community and beyond.



Indiana Arts Commission
Legacy Foundation
Porter County Community Foundation
Ideas In Motion