“Making theatre accessible

to everyone, every night”


Off Night Productions is a women-lead 501(c)3 nonprofit producing contemporary theatre & music on off nights of the traditional performance week.

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A woman lead

theatre company

producing Live theatre on

Sunday, Monday

& tuesdays

COMING AUGUST 2024

Steel Magnolias

by Robert Harling


directed by Cassie Hakken and Aubrey Seader

Off Night Productions (ONP) is thrilled to announce their upcoming production of Robert Harling’s “Steel Magnolias,”

running August 11th-13th and 18th – 20th at the

John Waldron Arts Center’s Whikehart Auditorium

(122 S Walnut Street, downtown Bloomington).


Tickets available at the

Buskirk Chumley Box Office


The contemporary American classic “Steel Magnolias” is a hilarious and touching tale of female friendship, set in the small town of Chinquapin, Louisiana during the late 1980s. Within the glittery, glamorous sanctuary of Truvy’s beauty salon, six of the town’s most beloved women trade witty barbs, sage advice, and support one another through a variety of challenges. The story showcases the immense power of female friendship to keep us laughing and inspire us to overcome loneliness, self-doubt, and life’s most devastating tragedies.

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HOW WE BEGAN...


Off Night Productions (ONP) grew from an idea often discussed around a theatre family’s dinner table, into

a company that actively began producing work in the summer of 2023. By year’s end, it had become an official non profit.


The Off Night Team is lead by Artistic Director Aubrey Seader, who is co-founder with her mother, Melinda Seader. Kate Seader, sister #2, lends her artistic and technical support as needed. Combined, the 3 have

a long and diverse history of working in, studying

and financially supporting the arts. Melinda’s background in the starting of both for-profit and

non-profit businesses adds another layer of expertise.

In 2023, with the support of many generous donors,

ONP produced “Proof” by David Auburn & the original storytelling show “Off Night Stories: Winter Holidays.” Both shows were performed to packed houses & received great reviews.

ONP plans to limit their season to 2- 3 events per year due to all team members having pretty great day jobs.


We are currently planning our next season, with our

first fundraising event coming up in the spring that

will help to finance our late summer production.


Off Night Productions Story Series

presents:


Winter

Holidays

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A night of

live music and

storytelling

featuring both

hilarious & heartfelt tales of the

winter holidays.


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Tickets Available from:

BUSKIRK CHUMLEY BLOOM BOX OFFICE


for further information go to:

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December

10, 11 & 12th

AT THE WALDRON AUDITORIUM

2:00pm on 12/10, 7:00pm on 12/11-12

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Directed by Music Direction

Aubrey Seader Ben Jackson

Storytellers include:


*Greta Lind * Steve Scott * Darrell Anne Stone *Malcolm Abrams*

*Mary Catherine Carmichael * Richard Crowe * Ana Cordero*


*recommended for ages 18 and older



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CAST:


Valerie Kilmer

as "Claire"


Theo Merback

as "Hal"


Steve Scott

as "Robert"


Aubrey Seader *

as "Catherine"

* member Actors Equity

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OFF NIGHT PRODUCTIONS

presents:

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by David Auburn


directed by

Cassie Hakken

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Sunday 7/16 -Tuesday 7/18 at 7 pm

at the Waldron Firebay Theater

tickets available from: bctboxoffice.org

The Pulitzer Prize winning play that is full of humor and compassion,

even as it explores tragedy, stigma and sexism in one family,

and within the larger world of academia.



PRODUCTION SUPPORT PROVIDED BY:

Constellation Stage & Screen Bloomington Area Arts Council

World Wide Automotive Service



Paula W. Sunderman


Ashley * Mark Bauman * Kelsey Beal * Steven Booker * Jim & Ann Bright

Emily Davis * Melissa DeLeon * Michael Fields * Sandra Freund * Cara Hakken

Audrey Heller * Thomas Jackson * Steve Kranke * Glorianne Leck * Emily McGee

Jane Martin * Ivy Lee Nehamkin * Lisa Podulka * Nancy Riggert * Greg Simon Benjamin Smith * Darrell Anne Stone * Von Welch


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Who we are, what do we do:


Aubrey Seader - Artist Director, co-producer

(BFA Acting, Rutgers, MA Int’l. Arts Admin, Kings College, London)



Aubrey co-plans and budget what shows are produced, oversee auditions & hiring of cast and crew. She handles

the renting of theater space and play rights. She directs shows, handles interviews with local media, researches

and writes grants.


Melinda Seader - co-producer

(Co-founder/ owner, World Wide Automotive Service)


Melinda guides the general development of the

business side of the organization. She co-plans and

budgets shows. She handles graphic design, print

marketing, prop and set design & construction, event development and donor tracking and appreciation.



Board of Directors

(Formed December 2023)


Lori Garraghty

Cassie Hakken

Aubrey Seader





Why do we stage shows on

Sunday, Monday & Tuesdays?

Many people who love the arts are employed

at jobs that require working on Friday & Saturday.


Friday & Saturday nights are the most lucrative

for those who rely on tips for their livelihood.

Their cost of a night off = ticket cost + lost tips.


Musicians or actors working on a show miss

getting to see other performances that are on

the same nights as their shows.


Different shows can run at the same time.

Audiences often end up limited to seeing only

one show if they are staged on the same night.


Filling our local theatre spaces at the beginning of

the week not only helps support the theater through

additional rental revenue, downtown restaurants &

businesses see more traffic those nights as well.


OUR MOST RECENT SHOW

Off Night Stories:

Winter Holidays/Vacaciones de Navidad

directed by Aubrey Seader

December 10-12, 2023

John Waldron Arts Center Auditorium

After a successful inaugural production of "Proof" in July of 2023, Off Night Productions, Bloomington’s newest women-led theatre company, was excited to host local audiences at the John Waldron Arts Center Auditorium for an evening of hilarious and heartfelt holiday stories. "Off Night Stories: Winter Holidays" was the first installment in a series of annual, live storytelling events.


Following the format of the popular live storytelling events produced by The Moth, “Off Night Stories: Winter Holidays” featured a series of true stories about the holiday season, told live on stage in front of an audience. The show included performances from new and well known artists, including Steve Scott, Greta Lind, Darrell Anne Stone, Richard Crowe, Malcolm Abrams, and Mary Catherine Carmichael. Ana Ximena Cordero performed two stories in English and Spanish. Each story was performed concert-style with original underscoring and interludes by local musician Ben Jackson.


Thanks to all the friends, family, arts lovers, and ONP fans who came out to enjoy the show. If you're eager to learn about upcoming projects, follow us on Facebook.

​Before Off Night Productions, from 2017-2018, producer Aubrey Seader was the creator and co-producer of the Ivy Tech Storytelling Series (ITSS).This series produced four live storytelling events, each presenting 5-6 true stories, told live, addressing a different social issue of importance to the Bloomington community. The ITSS themes included "Immigrants, Refugees, & Asylum Seekers," "Reproductive Rights," "On Race," and "On Work." ​This live storytelling series, alongside Aubrey's work on the Hijabi Diaries Podcast, and the Mother Line Story Project, created the foundational production skills Aubrey needed to start Off Night Productions. The stories also lead her to pursue her academic interest in the power of theatre to improve public health.

Click here to read more about previous ONP Productions

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CAST:


Valerie Kilmer

as "Claire"


Theo Merback

as "Hal"


Steve Scott

as "Robert"


Aubrey Seader *

as "Catherine"

* member Actors Equity

Flat Shadowed School Supplies
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OFF NIGHT PRODUCTIONS

presents:

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Flat Shadowed School Supplies

by David Auburn


directed by

Cassie Hakken

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Sunday 7/16 -Tuesday 7/18 at 7 pm

at the Waldron Firebay Theater

tickets available from: bctboxoffice.org

The Pulitzer Prize winning play that is full of humor and compassion,

even as it explores tragedy, stigma and sexism in one family,

and within the larger world of academia.



PRODUCTION SUPPORT PROVIDED BY:

Constellation Stage & Screen Bloomington Area Arts Council

World Wide Automotive Service



Paula W. Sunderman


Ashley * Mark Bauman * Kelsey Beal * Steven Booker * Jim & Ann Bright

Emily Davis * Melissa DeLeon * Michael Fields * Sandra Freund * Cara Hakken

Audrey Heller * Thomas Jackson * Steve Kranke * Glorianne Leck * Emily McGee

Jane Martin * Ivy Lee Nehamkin * Lisa Podulka * Nancy Riggert * Greg Simon Benjamin Smith * Darrell Anne Stone * Von Welch


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Reviews for “Proof”

Off Night Productions' inaugural production of "Proof" (July 2023) was a sold-out success that garnered praise from our audiences.

"I have seen so many performances

in the last two years and [Proof] was the best."

Jana C.

"The whole evening was fantastic. Quality performances by excellent actors, first rate production. Wonderful crowd atmosphere - the place was buzzing and one of the most engaged audiences I have been a part of in a long time in Bloomington!"

Maria W.

"You are doing something amazing and much needed in our community!"

Gabe G.

Off Night Production supporters

Paula Sunderman Audrey Heller Cathleen Cameron Jeanne Gunning Mary Catherine Carmichael Harlan Lewis

Glorianne Leck & Suzanne Savastuk Benjamin Smith

Mark & Mary Clare Bauman Nancy & Bill Riggert



Deb Allmayer

Beverly Calender-Anderson

David Aprea

Emily Bedwell

Kelsey Beal

Steven Booker

Hannah Bowman

Kate Braun

Jim & Anne Bright

Phil Christiansen

Althea Crone

Nancy Crone

Emily Davis

Melissa DeLeon




Rebecca DeLong

Sheryl Doades

Caroline Dowd- Higgins

Michael Fields

Sandra & Don Freund

Lynne Gilliatt

Sally Gaskill

Gabe Gloden

Eric Paris van Gucht

Philippa Guthrie

Cara Hakken

Nicolas Hakken

Laura Hammond

Nick Heinzen

Ashley Hoshaw



Mariah Jackson

Thomas Jackson

Steve Kranke

Greta Lind

Mark & Kathleen McConahay

Michael & Celeste McGregor

Emily McGee

Jane Martin

Ivy Lee Nehamkin

Mara Norden

Amy Osajima

Ameesh Patel

Jill Patrick

Chelsea Pell

Lisa Podulka




Chad Rabinovitz

Chuck & Patty Russo

Brad Schiesser

Ashley Schwarzer

Marissa Parr-Scott

Eric Shelley

Greg Simon

Maria Walker

Maya Wahrman

Von Welch

Alyce Zollman



Donate to Off Night Productions

Just some of the costs of producing a play:


Paying for the rights to present the show.


Paying for the scripts.


Renting rehearsal space for a month.


Renting the theater space for 2-3 weeks.


Paying for designing and printing of posters,

flyers, bookmarks and signs to advertise play.


Paying for the printing of 100's of playbills for audience.


Paying the cast of actors.


Paying the technical crew: lighting, sound, set design, costumers, prop master, stage managers and directors.


Paying for set building materials, props and costumes.


Income from ticket sales only covers a fraction of these costs.


Help us bring more theatre to Bloomington

by donating to Off Night Productions.


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To donate online:




To donate by mail, send to:


OFF NIGHT PRODUCTIONS

1488 W EAGLEVIEW DR.

BLOOMINGTON, IN 47403

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Frequently asked questions


Where do you stage your shows?

Our productions to date have been staged using

the rental facilities in the Waldron Arts Center

offered by Constellation Stage and Screen.



How can I get involved?

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about upcoming shows, events, auditions,

crew needs and volunteer opportunities.