Nonprofit doing theatre where theatre isn’t typically done.

Theatre for, by, and in the community.

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our mission

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so how are we doing that?

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To create space where theatrical artists can thrive, building ​access for every audience member to experience and engage ​with Shakespeare, new works, and underperformed writers.

Theatre for, by, and in the community.

To do theatre where theatre isn’t done.

Since its founding in fall of 2022, Shades of Orange has brought ​theatre into a variety of non-traditional spaces across South Bend, ​from cat cafés and neighborhood festivals to metaphysical supply ​stores and community centers.

We host monthly readings, occasional workshops, and pop-up ​performances throughout the year.

upcoming events:

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6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

19 Chairs: “Macbeth” @ Brain Lair Books


what is 19 chairs?

19 Chairs is Shades of Orange's monthly, audience-free play reading ​series. Character selection is entirely random, giving everyone the ​opportunity to experience the story from a new perspective.

No audience. No pressure. Just fun.

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where is 19 chairs?

19 Chairs rotates ​locations each month, ​featuring either a

new local venue,

or a continued

community partner of

Shades of Orange.

what is sonnet slam?

Sonnet Slam is a unique opportunity to come together

and celebrate The Sonnet.

It is a pop-up open-mic style event that welcomes

original sonnets, classic sonnets, collaborative sonnets

and everything in between.

Come to perform or recite, or just to watch.

Come for the whole time, or just a bit.

But whatever you do, come as you are.

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Oct. 24 - 26 & oct. 31 - Nov. 2

Oct. 24 - 26 & oct. 31 - Nov. 2

HAUNTED: A MACBETH EXPERIENCE, directed by Miranda Manier and Liz Zimmerman, is an immersive take on the ​Scottish play, placing audience members within Macbeth’s perspective as paranoia, ambition, and tyranny take hold.

In this abbreviated version of "Macbeth," Shades of Orange will be bringing the iconic play to life in an elevated, ​narrative haunted house environment.

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Let us know your talents and interests!

Paid and volunteer opportunities available.

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Any amount helps us create theatre in new ​ways and new places in our community.

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Questions about Shades of Orange?

Want to host a 19 Chairs or Sonnet Slam?

Interested in collaborating with us for your next event?

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