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Naptown African American Theatre Collective Inc. 

We Don't Follow the Trends, We Are the Trend. 


We Are Indy's First Black Equity Theatre

Cementing Our Legacy For the Future of Black Theatre Artists In Naptown and Beyond

Art is the heartbeat of culture. And Black culture is the heartbeat of American Theatre.

The Naptown African American Theatre Collective is forging a bold new path by creating a truly Equitable space for artists to work, share, celebrate and create unforgettable moments through stage with storytelling that is truly reflective of the African American Diaspora and community.



We are passionate about creating an Equity house for Black theatre professionals in the city of Indianapolis and beyond while creating art that speaks to the humanity, beauty, and power of Black stories.

Who We Are

NAATC is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.


To develop an ecosystem of support and resources for Black owned, Black led, Black operated theatrical productions in Indianapolis and beyond.


To educate, equip, and empower artists and arts professionals by providing opportunities in:


  • Training 

  • Professional Development 

  • Community Engagement 


We are connecting the positive impact of theatre and how the arts contribute to community and personal development.

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Latrice P. Young
Director of Community Engagement Strategy

Meet the Team

LaKesha Lorene 
CEO/Founder/Producing Director
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Camike Jones
Board President
Indy Recorder | Editor-In-Chief
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Mariah Ivey
Board Vice President
That Peace Open Mic | Madame Walker Legacy Center
Brandon Cosby
Board Treasurer
Flanner House | Exec. Director

Ron Rice
Board Secretary
Flanner House | DipIn | IUPUI

Our Partners & Sponsors

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Our sponsors are the life vest to black arts.

Join the movement. 

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Naptown African American Theatre Collective 

P.O. Box 44495

Indianapolis, IN 46244

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