The vision of The Cat is to be the "Off-Off-Broadway" of Carmel Indiana, giving the artists of Carmel a local, welcoming, and affordable place to play; and giving audiences an affordable place to be entertained.
The Cat offers residency for theatre companies without a home and is available for artistic events, classes, recitals and private events.
Sandwiched between the Carmel Arts & Design District and Monon Boulevard, our 110-seat theatre can be found at 254 Veterans Way SW, Carmel, IN 46032.
In 2009, after a 30-year hiatus, Will Wood reentered the world of theatre. Since then, he has assistant directed, directed, or produced nearly 20 theatrical productions in Central Indiana.
Late in 2016, Will found himself with a chance to direct a little Cole Porter musical, You Never Know (that's ok, nobody else has heard of it either!). But, the rehearsal and performance space wasn’t available (not at an affordable price, anyway).
In the pursuit of finding a home for this production, Will and his wife/business partner, Deborah Wood, happened onto the space of the recently defunct concert venue - The Warehouse. The 60-year-old building on the far southwest corner of Carmel’s Arts & Design District was the perfect space for Will’s upcoming production. However, the Wood’s also saw the opportunity to realize Will’s vision to operate his own community theatre; while providing a space for others (like himself) who are looking for an affordable place to share their talents with the community.
After a 30-year hiatus, Will Wood re-entered the world of theatre. Since 2009, he has assistant directed, directed, or produced nearly 20 theatrical productions in Central Indiana.
While trying to find a rehearsal and performance space for a production, Will and his wife/business partner, Deborah Wood found the perfect space. Thus, The Cat was born, fulfilling Will's vision to operate his own community theatre.
Audrey Larkin has been involved in theatre in one way or another her whole life. She is a graduate from Baldwin Wallace University’s Theater Program in Cleveland, Ohio where she specialized in dramaturgy, directing, and acting.
She's been involved in the Carmel Apprentice Theatre almost since it started, when she came in to cover the part of Lucy in You're a Good Man Charlie Brown and she hasn't left since. When she’s not at The Cat or at rehearsal you can usually find her scribbling in a notebook, behind her laptop, or reading a book.
Marta Hamilton began working as a stage manager and production manager in the Indianapolis area in 2014. She has stage managed for several local groups, including the Indiana Ballet Conservatory, En Pointe Indiana Ballet, and most recently, the Indianapolis Opera, where she works as both assistant stage manager and props master. She continues to develop her freelance career and has several exciting projects lined up for 2022 and 2023. Marta first encountered the Cat Theatre as stage manager for Annie in 2019 and has worked on the majority of their productions since then. She joined the Cat part-time as their technical director at the beginning of 2022.
Diana Marie Pratt has joined the staff at The Cat, and looks forward to helping provide a clean, sterile and beautiful environment when you attend the outstanding productions here. Diana was born in 1962, here in Carmel, as the youngest of five children to Rosemary and Ray Pratt. She was diagnosed with encephalitis, a viral disease carried by a mosquito bite, when she was two years old. The disease caused enough damage that she had to relearn how to walk, talk, and even hold her bottle, but she still graduated from CHS with a high school standard diploma! Diana has been dedicated and successful in a variety of jobs over the years. She especially enjoyed her work at Deborah Wood and Associates and the only thing that could ever top that is working here at The Cat! Diana was in the very first Carmel Apprentice Theatre production in 2017, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, as Woodstock. She was also in The Addams Family & Annie! She will celebrate her 60th birthday this fall, but you wouldn't guess it by looking at her cheerful demeanor; proof that living a life of grace, service, and goodness will show on one's face. We all welcome this young-at-heart lady to The Cat.
254 Veterans Way, Carmel, Indiana 46032, United States
Doors open 1-hour before every event or performance.
Contact us to schedule an appointment to learn more about the space.