Welcome to Claude McNeal Productions!

Claude McNeal, Founder and former Artistic Director of the American Cabaret Theatre, has formed a new non-for-profit entity, emphasizing alternative theatre educational programs of the highest quality, and consulting for other not-for-profit arts organizations.


To find out more about Claude McNeal Productions services and other information, select one of the links to the left.

CMP Presents "Voices" at Herron High School 

April 27, 28 & 29, 2018

Join Claude McNeal Productions as we partner with Indianapolis Classical Schools to present "Voices" - A student-driven, powerful performance of original student poetry, skits, scenes and more. Witness the power behind their dreams, desires, passions, loves, and wishes for Peace and Hope for the ever-changing and ever-challenging times we live in!


Show dates and times:

Friday, April 27th at 7pm

Saturday, April 28th at 7pm

Sunday, April 29th at 2:30pm


TICKETS can be bought at the door, and are $5.00 for students, faculty or staff, and $10.00 for adults.


LOCATION: Herron High                                                                                             School, Russell Hall, 2nd Floor


                                                                                    110 E. 16th Street

                                                                                    Indianapolis, IN  46202


Hope to see you there!

Enroll NOW for our Summer Performing Arts Conservatory

High School students, grades 9 through 12 are eligible to enroll in our Summer Performing Arts Conservatory, running for 3 weeks, June 11 - 29. Intensive master classes will be taught in Acting and Musical Theatre, plus a special "Shakespeare Bootcamp" opportunity for those interested in delving deeper into the Bard! All intensive classes will be taught at Herron High School, culminating in a final performance on June 29th!


Click on the document below for more information. If interested, please email Project Director, Jeff Owen, at jeffowen@live.com or call 317-916-0568. Please provide contact information and which course you are interested in (you can choose more than one).

Detailed information on courses offered
2018 Summer Conservatory Sign Up.pdf
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CMP partners with Sycamore Services to provide a unique theatre training program!

Claude McNeal Productions is so very proud to annouce that we'll be working with Sycamore Services, Inc. to provide a new theatre program in collaboration with their Recreational Therapy Program.


Sycamore has set up a "Go Fund Me" page, and we would so very much appreciate your support!


Please click on the photo to be taken directly their gofundme page. Thank you!


Sycamore Services, Inc. is a local non-profit organization that provides a variety of services for individuals with developmental disabilities. Their services meet the needs of individuals with impairments in physical abilities, learning, language, behaviors and socialization skills. As an agency, their mission is to make a difference in the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities through providing quality individualized services to increase independence and enhance their quality of life.


Our New 2017 Theatre Education Report

Our 2017 Theatre Education Report is now available for download! In 2017, we reached 18,006 youth, teachers, adults and community members, with 191 total produtions. 


Thanks to our 2017 Special Program and General Operating Sponsors:

  • Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation
  • The Indianapolis Foundation
  • Pacers Foundation
  • Samerian Foundation, Inc.
  • Indiana Arts Commission & The National Endowment for the Arts
  • Downtown Optimists Foundation
  • The Dorsey Foundation
  • The Brave Heart Foundation
  • The Robert & Toni Bader Charitable Foundation, Inc.
  • Mr. John Mutz
  • Indiana Department of Child Services/Children's Bureau, Inc.
  • Lilly Endowment, Inc.
  • MacAllister Machinery
  • Markey's Audio Visual
  • Mac McWhriter Fund, a fund of the Indianapolis Foundation
  •                           Click Document Below to Download Full Report
2017 CMP Education Program Report
2017 CMP Education Report.doc
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2017 CMP Education Program Report
2017 CMP Education Report.pdf
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2016 CMP Theater Education Report
2016 CMP Education Report.docx
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2016 CMP Theater Education Report
2016 CMP Education Report.pdf
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Under the direction of Claude McNeal Productions, and in collaboration with IUPUI, we are pleased to announce that we created a new summer stock theatre program this summer called the "Indiana Performing Arts Initiative" at Herron High School. Open to all area high school and college students, as well as amateur and professional actors, singers and dancers from the Indianapolis area.



Award-winning Cabaret & Critically-Acclaimed Original Cabaret Productions!

Over 80 original shows! Critically-acclaimed mainstage and educational productions!


A nonprofit entity with a mission unlike that of any other organization in central Indiana: to inspire and transform lives and cultural organizations through the energizing power of theatre and of theatre-related educational programming, while creating original works, enhancing and stimulating the performing arts in the city of Indianapolis.


Claude McNeal Productions uses theatre to communicate issues and ideas that are difficult to address in any other way. This unique organization specializes in alternative theatre-related educational programming for the greater Indianapolis area, serving more than 15,000 annually.

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