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ABOUT US

Helping Today. Helping Tomorrow.

Founded in 2005, Claude McNeal Productions is a non-profit theatre organization dedicated to empowering and changing the lives of youth and adults through the inspirational dynamism of theatre. We provide the only evidence-based social issue theatre program of its kind in the state of Indiana, with our ACT Out Ensemble, dedicated to addressing the most pressing topics facing our youth.                   

A prime example of a theatre that’s as creative in any state, and probably the best developed social consciousness of them all.

Variety magazine

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Transformed 550K+ through the power of live social-issues theatre

A BRIEF HISTORY

Claude McNeal and his team have been creating original-concept cabaret-style productions for over 50 years. An East Coast native, McNeal came to Indiana in the mid-1980’s and set up residency with his American Cabaret Company in the famous French Lick Springs Hotel. In 1989, the company moved to Indianapolis, and in 1990 opened its doors at the historic Athenaeum, with the new name American Cabaret Theatre (ACT). For 15 years, McNeal and his troupe enjoyed critical success, creating over 90 original cabaret shows. In 2005, McNeal retired as ACT’s Artistic Director and formed Claude McNeal Productions to expand the reach of the educational programs he and his team first created.

Today, we are housed at McGowan Hall, reaching over 10,000 audiences of all ages a year, with student and adult programming for both the Indianapolis community and across the entire state of Indiana.

Our MISSION

What Make Us Different

Our mission is “to inspire and transform lives and organizations through the energizing power of theatre and of theatre-related educational programming, while creating timely and relevant original works that enhance and stimulate the performing arts in central Indiana.”

We Educate

We help local nonprofits access the funding, tools, training, and support they need

We Help

We help local nonprofits access the funding, tools, training, and support they need

We Build

We help local nonprofits access the funding, tools, training, and support they need

We Donate

We help local nonprofits access the funding, tools, training, and support they need

400
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Years of Performing Experience

900
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Original Cabaret
Licenses

5500
k+

Students Reached
By Our Messages

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OUR VISION FOR THE FUTURE

As we continue to grow our educational programs and bring our award-winning cabaret-style productions back to the Indianapolis community, we strive to be known for our progressive, innovative, relevant, original-concept and social-issue theatre programming that enriches the lives of our community.

Our goal is to become a leading voice, advocate, and premiere destination for the performing arts and arts training.

OUR KEY STAFF

Claude McNeal

C.E.O. & President

Jeff Owen

C.O.O.

Mary Lou Szczesiul

Associate Director

Jerry Panatieri

Company Production Manager

Zach Stonerock

ACT OUT Director

Josiah McCruiston

Summer Program Director

OUR ACT OUT TROUPE

Thomas Bennett Ayres

Sabrina Duprey

Hannah Embree

Shawnte’ Gaston

Haley Glickman

Trent Hawthorne-Richards

Aaron Henze

Austin Hookfin

LaKesha Lorene

Chandra Lynch

Devan Mathias

Jamaal McCray

Tessa Roberts

Tristan Ross

Christine Zavakos

CMP BOARD

Charles Gilbert

Chair
Gregory & Appel Insurance

Robert Skaff

Treasurer
Dinotte Lighting

Ronan Marra

Member
Retired Financial Advisor

Wanda Riesz

Member
Realtor & Retired IPS grants writer

Claude McNeal

Founder
Corporate President & CEO

Jim Phillips

Member
ONI Risk Management

Napoleon Williams

Member
Mount Olive Baptist Church
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