A Celebration of 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.

"Onyx Fest offers African American playwrights the opportunity to see their words come alive and connect with audiences while generating an income from their work.” - Nicole C. Kearney, OnyxFest Finalist, 2012 OnyxFest

Experience OnyxFest November 3, 4, 6 and 11 - 13, 2016, in both the IndyFringe Basile and Indy Eleven Theatres.