Posts about: American Lives Theatre

The Acting Is The Thing In American Lives Theatre Comedy

December 6, 2021

It’s not that “Small Mouth Sounds,” a gem of a play by Bess Wohl, is not, in itself, the main attraction and rightly so. But for someone whose task as a theatre reviewer is to evaluate the caliber of acting in any given production, I... read more

American Lives Theatre Prepares For Short Play Festival 2021

October 6, 2021

Adding to the richness and vitality of the local theatre scene through its mission and programming is American Lives Theatre,  a professional theatre founded in 2019 by artistic director Chris Saunders. Following its mission to “engage, provoke, and entertain by presenting a mirror to Indianapolis,... read more

Performing Arts Groups React To The Pandemic

March 17, 2020

When it was announced on Thursday that Broadway was shutting down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, I had a sinking feeling it would only be a matter of time before the same fate would befall theatres and venues in Central Indiana. In the days... read more

American Lives Theatre makes its formidable debut with ‘Gloria’

January 11, 2020

History was made on the local arts and culture scene with the opening of “Gloria,” presented by American Lives Theatre. One of Indy’s newest theatre groups, ALT debuted Friday at IndyFringe Basile Theatre off Mass Ave. Founded by artistic director Chris Saunders, the fledgling group’s... read more

Chris Saunders’ vision for Indy’s newest theatre takes shape

June 15, 2019

“I love Indy. This is my home,” said actor-playwright and now artistic director Chris Saunders about the city where he has formed a new professional theatre company called American Lives Theatre. Scheduled to launch in January 2020, in a yet-to-be determined venue, the theatre’s inaugural... read more