2018 OnyxFest    

Enter here - 2 weekends/2 theatres

March 23/24/25 - March 30/31/April 1

IndyFringe Basile and Indy Eleven Theatres.

Applicatons Open :          November 1, 2017  Juried Festival    

Applications Close:          December 1, 2017    

Playwrights notified:         December 12, 2017  

Revisions Due:                 January 12, 2017

What is OnyxFest?

Established in 2011, OnxyFest is striving to become, in the words of the late playwright, August Wilson, a festival that “informs its viewers of the human condition and its power to heal.” OnyxFest is determined to be the vehicle to promote and expose avid theatre goers to the voices and talent of new and emerging African American playwrights.

OnyxFest is Indianapolis' first and only theatre festival dedicated to the stories of African American playwrights.

IndyFringe developed OnyxFest in response to the lack of diversity both on stage and in audiences of Indianapolis' theatres. IndyFringe actively embraces diversity in the Indianapolis theatre scene and began working with African American playwrights to change the Indianapolis theatrical landscape.

The number of shows and performance slots varies from year to year.