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Values & Mission

Admission is free. Artists get stipends. And all shows promote social change. Details below.

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


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.

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Matt Eldridge


Matt is an actor and producer, and has performed in more than a dozen semi-professional and community theatre productions in Seattle and on Bainbridge Island. Matt has also appeared in commercials, short films, audiobooks, and TV series including Hetero and Uprising. He earned a MBA from Yale, and a BA from Stanford where he studied drama and co-founded the Stanford Improvisors. Matt has held executive and interim leadership roles in startups and nonprofits for 20+ years. He is Executive Director of the impact investing nonprofit, Realize Impact.

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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