Indianapolis Star: Naptown African American Theatre Collective Launches as City's First Black Equity Theater

A group of Indianapolis actors and storytellers has come together to launch an entity the city has long lacked: a Black-owned professional equity theater that focuses on Black people's stories.

Naptown African American Theatre Collective, known as NAATC, has released the schedule of its first slate of productions, beginning May 13 with "Black Book."

The nonprofit NAATC is becoming what's known as an "equity house" — a theater that has a contract with the Actors' Equity Association union for actors and stage managers and typically provides better pay and benefits.