ANNOUNCING: NIETF Scholarship Deadline is June 15!

By Becky Jascoviak | May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Are you or do you know a high school senior or college undergraduate student majoring in one of the theatre arts? Apply for the NIETF Scholarship before June 15. The NIETF Scholarship is open to residents of Lake, Porter or LaPorte Counties in Indiana. The applicant must be a high school senior or undergraduate student. The …

23rd Annual NIETF Awards Gala

By Becky Jascoviak | May 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

ANNOUNCING: The 23rd Annual NIETF Gala will be held on Sunday, October 25, 2015 at Avalon Manor in Merrillville. We are excited to be able to offer more of what you our members and patrons have been asking for including full dinner and an option for ceremony only pricing. Tickets are now on sale at …

How are shows “viewed”?

By Becky Jascoviak | April 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

We are often asked, how are shows “viewed”? Here’s a synopsis of what goes in to “viewing” a show for possible nomination for an award at the end of the season: Viewing in the 2014/2015 season: Persons desiring to become viewers submitted online applications in July 2014. Follow-up questions were asked by members of a …

Celebrating 22 Years of Theatre Excellence!

By Becky Jascoviak | December 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

As 2014 comes to a close, I want to take a few moments to remember all that has happened this year. NIETF created a new showcase event, Theatrepalooza, highlighting theatres and works from across the region. It was held in August at Merrillville High School and was free to the public. Nearly 250 patrons enjoyed …

#GivingTuesday and Year-End Donations

By Becky Jascoviak | December 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

#GivingTuesday, following right on the heels of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday is a global day of philanthropy to give to your favorite causes. Consider giving to NIETF on #Giving Tuesday or before the end of the year to receive a tax benefit for this year. All donations are tax deductible. Donations …

Nominations for the NIETF Board Available through December 7

By Becky Jascoviak | November 19, 2014 | 2 Comments

It is time friends, for all good men and women to come to the aid of their theatre community. Are you interested in serving the theatres and theatre artists across the region? We’d love to have you, your ideas, and your get-it-done-excellently attitude on board. Positions up for election for a two year term are …

Welcome New Theatres!

By Becky Jascoviak | July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

NIETF is proud to welcome two theatres to its membership… Ross Music Theatre/M&M Productions, a long-time community theatre producer here in NWI, has joined as an associate member theatre and Gary Shakespeare Theatre, a relatively new company, has joined as a full member theatre. Be sure to check out Ross’ summer musical Monty Python’s Spamalot …

Theatrepalooza!

By Becky Jascoviak | July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Are you ready to be entertained? Do you need a good laugh or a moment to ponder? The region will shine with the glow of the spotlight as you sit back, laugh, and awe at the amazing talents of local actors. Theatre companies from across NWI will present short shows or excerpts of longer ones …

Viewer Call Out!

By Becky Jascoviak | June 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Do you enjoy seeing plays or musicals at a variety of theatres? Would you like to contribute to honoring excellence across all theatrical arts? Are you objective, committed, and timely? We’d love to have you join our group of NIETF viewers who see each viewable production, rate each theatrical element and nominate actors for our …

Summer Camps, Classes and Workshops

By Becky Jascoviak | June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Summer has finally arrived and when school lets out, summer camp season kicks off. Many of our member theatres host summer theatre camps especially for kids. Others hold ongoing adult classes and specific skill training workshops. If you’ve ever wanted to get on stage or just learn a new skill, we encourage you to check …