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inD Theatre produces independent theatrical events focusing on the bridge between the script and the audience: the actor. It promotes the craft of delivering two-dimensional text into sound and meaning by supporting and providing stipends to passionate performers. Minimalist productions and creative selection of venues allow the organization to advance the belief that art experiences should be accessible to all community members. Performances are always presented without a fee for admission.

All shows are free.

Admission to every one of our productions is free. We believe everyone should be able to attend, regardless of ability to pay. Agree? Support our efforts today.

All actors receive stipends.

Every actor involved in our performances receives a stipend. Because transportation and other costs shouldn't be a barrier to acting.

We work for change.

Theatre matters because it has the power to make the world a better place. That's why we made it our mission to produce shows that inspire social change.

Tom Challinor


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Rachel Ruby Squires


Matt Eldridge


Tom is an actor, director and producer. He has a MFA in Arts Leadership from Seattle University and has mounted a number of theatrical productions. He founded the BPA Shakespeare Society for Bainbridge Performing Arts and directed the first three plays in the successful Bard at Bloedel series. Tom has independently produced and directed plays in a variety of locations on Bainbridge Island, including works by David Mamet and David Ives. He is a former high school English and history teacher, and holds a MAT in Secondary Education from Boston University.

Rachel is an actor and aspiring producer. She earned her BFA from Millikin University and has had the chance to perform with a wide variety of semi-professional theaters throughout the Seattle area. Rachel has a passion for new works and making the classics accessible to a wider audience. She is constantly looking for artistic opportunities to push the boundaries of type-casting in order to challenge the ideals of sexuality, gender, and body types within the industry. Rachel believes in and strives to create safe spaces for artists to advocate for themselves and produce art that speaks to those unheard. 

Matt is an actor and producer. He earned a MBA from Yale and has performed recently in more than a dozen semi-professional and community theatre productions in Seattle and on Bainbridge Island. Matt has also appeared in commercials for AT&T and T-Mobile, and independent short films and episodic series. He is CEO at Oikocredit US, and Co-founder and CFO at the impact investor network Matt has held executive and interim leadership roles in tech startups and nonprofits for 20 years. He received a BA from Stanford where he studied drama and co-founded the Stanford Improvisors.

About inD Theatre

inD Theatre is a Washington State nonprofit corporation that is fiscally sponsored by Shunpike.

Shunpike is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that provides independent arts groups in Washington State with the services, resources, and opportunities they need to forge their own paths to sustainable success. All donations to inD Theatre are processed by Shunpike and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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