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Indy Eleven secures naming rights to new IndyFringe theater

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Opening up Indy Eleven Theatre's moveable hanger wall will allow for extended audience seating on the alleyway to IndyFringe's headquarters.
  • Opening up Indy Eleven Theatre's moveable hanger wall will allow for extended audience seating on the alleyway to IndyFringe's headquarters.

IndyFringe announced this morning that Indy Eleven had secured the naming rights for a new theater set to open in 2015 adjacent to its existing IndyFringe Basile Theatre. The team contributed $75,000 to IndyFringe for the permanent naming rights to the space, to be called Indy Eleven Theatre. 

Indy Eleven owner Ersal Ozdemir explained his decision in a news release: "Arts, sports, business and community organizations all need to support one another in a world-class city. This unique partnership allows us to align a wide range of audiences with very different interests to new assets in our community. This is exciting for our future.”

IndyFringe head Pauline Moffat told NUVO that IndyFringe initiated discussions with the team, "and together we worked through what was possible and how we could together grow audiences and community." She adds that Indy Eleven will use the theater for some "player and donor related events." Indy Eleven players will attend a Nov. 11 edition of the monthly storytelling night Jabberwocky, titled "Beers and Brats from Flat12 Bierwerks." 

Ongoing improvements to IndyFringe's headquarters include the addition of a multi-purpose theater space, a disability access elevator (the building isn't currently ADA accessible), a green room, backstage access for the theater's existing stage and restrooms available to users of the Cultural Trail.


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