The Sapphire is #PerformingArtsWithPurpose

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We take theatrical tools, techniques and talents and apply them directly to community needs, wherever they may be. We are totally mobile, bringing theatre to the people rather than people to the theatre. We reach out to non-traditional theatre audiences, young professionals, cultural progressives, and those with limited access to performing arts. We offer innovative Performances, customized Programs and professional Production Services – The Sapphire is the only applied theatre company offering this depth and scope of services in Indiana.


Bonnie Mill – Executive Artistic Director

David Orr – Producing Director

Andrea Lott Haney – Program Manager

Trish Money – Project Manager

Daniel A. Martin – Lead Teaching Artist


Black Lives Matter.

The Sapphire Theatre Company is committed to a diverse and equitable arts and cultural community in Indianapolis. We affirm, advocate and echo the Equity Statement of the Arts Council of Indianapolis, and join their commitment to “working with the arts and cultural community to cultivate a sector that serves, celebrates, and values every resident of Indianapolis. We envision a city where engagement in the arts is not pre-determined by socio-economic status, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.”



Jinee Majors – Board Chair
Assistant General Counsel, Corporate Governance & Assistant Corporate Secretary at Philip Morris International

Adam Burtner – Vice Chair
Manager, Policy & Political Affairs, Indy Chamber

Jeffrey Frank – Treasurer
Director, Deloitte Tax LLP

David Llewellyn
Manager, Talent Acquisition and Development, Kirby Risk

Maria Meschi
Lead Project Strategist, Doris Research

Julianne Miller
Community Engagement Liaison, Newfields

Heidi Winters Vogel
Associate Professor of Theatre, Wabash College

Julian Harrell (emeritus)
Attorney, 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.

Sapphire impacts the community by offering…


completely unique, theatrical events and entertainment services


one-of-a-kind education programs for youth and tailor-made training programs for corporations, including PICTURE THIS, Indiana’s longest-running social-issues theatre program


professional services including theatre sets, murals, exhibits, restoration and fabrications

THANK YOU to our sponsors