Janice Hibbard

Janice Hibbard

Janice Hibbard (she/her/they) is a Neurodiverse *Playwright, Performer, Singer, and Storyteller who has lived in Indiana her entire life. She has 30 years of onstage experiences.
She has 10 years of Technical theatre experience in sound design and show running/stage management as well as front of house management, directing, and costuming.

*Open for Commissions

PRODUCTION...
Janice Hibbard (she/her/they) is a Neurodiverse *Playwright, Performer, Singer, and Storyteller who has lived in Indiana her entire life. She has 30 years of onstage experiences.
She has 10 years of Technical theatre experience in sound design and show running/stage management as well as front of house management, directing, and costuming.

*Open for Commissions

PRODUCTION HISTORY
2022 Plutonian Grove
40 min Family friendly play for young audiences
Debuted at The Indianapolis Children’s Museum March 2022 - April 2022 (55 performances) in the Lilly Theatre

2020 #SquirrelLife (virtual)
Online 10 minute play festival, 9 plays chosen
Virtual festival of recorded performances
Produced by Arts for Lawrence, Art Council, Indianapolis, IN
Directed/videography/hosted by Fat Turtle Theatre Company (501C3) Indianapolis, IN

2020 Brewing A Revolution (virtual)
Online Monologue Festival, “Quaranteeny Fest”
Produced w/live actors via Zoom
Courtesy of Fat Turtle Theatre Company (501C3) Indianapolis, IN

2020 TEXT: A Soundscape Play
The Fletcher Collins Theatre, Mary Baldwin University.
This production featured five 10 Minute Plays without words.
Produced by The NU Theatre, Staunton, VA.

2019 Letters Sent
The Indy 11 Stage at the IndyFringe Theatre.
Produced by Fat Turtle Theatre Company (501C3) Indianapolis, IN

2012 Imagine That
The IndyFringe Theatre at the Indianapolis Fringe Festival.
Self Produced as part of the 11 day festival in downtown Indianapolis, IN

PUBLICATION
2017 “Small Talk” published in literary magazine Hoosier Lit: Volume 1 Spring 2017
Printed and distributed by The Geeky Press

“No, Neighbors, I Will Not Spray My Dandelions” published in chapbook Human/Nature
Printed and distributed by The Sierra Club, Indiana Chapter

Plays

  • Plutonian Grove
    The world in which our story takes place is a dystopian city of the future called Plutonian Grove is a dystopian city of the future: drab, industrial and gray scale. The Townspeeps, a no-nonsense working class civilization, can not escape their monochromatic world due to wall built up around the city. There is no dancing, no music, no art or culture. Plutonian Grove is all business, all the time. Most...
    The world in which our story takes place is a dystopian city of the future called Plutonian Grove is a dystopian city of the future: drab, industrial and gray scale. The Townspeeps, a no-nonsense working class civilization, can not escape their monochromatic world due to wall built up around the city. There is no dancing, no music, no art or culture. Plutonian Grove is all business, all the time. Most Townspeeps seem content with their way of life, but many hold a secret. Lovey, a young person, refuses to conform. With the help of their Momma, Alma, and an unlikely pal, Lovey must venture beyond the wall of the city and into the magical forest beyond to bring some much needed color into their world.
  • Isle of Dol
    A team of modern day explorers search for a fabled island inhabited by thousands of dolls. A creepy and thrilling adventure where Science meets the paranormal.
  • Sweet Dreams, Pillowman 2022 IndyFringe Curated Entry
    Monique is alone. So very alone. Her cat just took off and she is now, for the first time in 7 years, completely alone. Except for the millions of rats who live in the shitty apartment building she calls home. Out of her pathetic loneliness, Pillowman is born. Monique and her Pillowman- who is neither man nor woman, but an imaginary friend constructed out of pillows and can’t leave the couch- along with the...
    Monique is alone. So very alone. Her cat just took off and she is now, for the first time in 7 years, completely alone. Except for the millions of rats who live in the shitty apartment building she calls home. Out of her pathetic loneliness, Pillowman is born. Monique and her Pillowman- who is neither man nor woman, but an imaginary friend constructed out of pillows and can’t leave the couch- along with the rats, try to find a way to live together in harmony.
  • #SquirrelLife
    In the Smokey Mountains in Tennessee, 3 forest loving Squirrels are sitting in a tree, O-B-S-E-R-V-I-N-G.
    It’s that time of year again... and here come all the bipeds to see the leaves fall.
    These 3 squirrels have seen it all.
  • TEXT, a Soundscape Play
    TEXT showcases addiction to technology and our growing dependence on our handheld, radiation emitting devices. Yet, The Slob just can’t seem to put down their phone and to see what is happening around them.
  • What About Bismarck?
    ONE ACT: Two women on a train who start out as strangers and end as friends. Both are running from their pasts and decide to team up to face the future.
  • A Painting
    10 MINUTE PLAY: Inspired by Theatre of the Absurd. A man and woman are enclosed in the four walls of their sanctuary. They chatter about the mundane together, living in constant opposition. Comparing themselves to the sun and the moon, they convince themselves they are happy.
  • Woodstock: A Monologue
    The character records their dreams in a journal. Here, they are recalling sequences of their dreamscape in which they have conversations with their dead father.

    The character can be played by any one actor, open gender orientation, open to actors of color, all abilities, etc.
  • Letters Sent
    FULL LENGTH: In Letters Sent, Claire experiences the real aftermath of surviving suicide. Exposing a range of human behavior post trauma, she faces her family, the recipients of Claire’s suicide notes. Letters Sent is a dramatic interpretation of an uncomfortable, growing reality of mental health in modern America.
    *Trigger warnings: suicide, depression, substance abuse.
  • They Simply Shine
    A human in awe of of immense stars which seem so tiny from our tiny planet which is indeed immense is inspired by the beauty and terror of it all. It’s all about perspective.
  • Brewing A Revolution
    Ron is on a mission to take down single use coffee pods and the machines that make them.
  • The Silver Lining Of A Bottomless Pit
    Two thoughts, Pro, and Con, debate whether or not they are indeed at the end of their proverbial rope, of if they still have a ways to go.
  • CLOCK
    SHORT PLAY: One person contemplating and unraveling the human concept of time as they feel their own time running out.
  • Imagine That
    60 MINUTE ONE ACT: This play takes place during a group session in a mental health facility with the future happiness of all at stake. Close knit brothers Brandon, who is at his wits end, and Evan, suffering from lifelong hallucinations, have never seen eye to eye when Evan’s imaginary girlfriend, Vivian, is concerned. They are joined by Amy, a pathological liar who possesses a colorful way with swear words...
    60 MINUTE ONE ACT: This play takes place during a group session in a mental health facility with the future happiness of all at stake. Close knit brothers Brandon, who is at his wits end, and Evan, suffering from lifelong hallucinations, have never seen eye to eye when Evan’s imaginary girlfriend, Vivian, is concerned. They are joined by Amy, a pathological liar who possesses a colorful way with swear words as well as the peculiar doctor, Dr. Feelgood. Can Evan and Amy’s new found friendship be the answer to banishing Evan’s imaginary delusions once and for all?
  • Mary/Mary
    Mary has suffered a stroke at age 65 and has lost the use of the left side of her body. Her estranged daughter, Mary Elise, resurfaces, and steamrolls her way through Mary’s medical emergency as well as her mothers friendship with surrogate niece and neighbor, Elizabeth. Tensions rise as blood relations test love and friendship.
    *In progress, available for development into full length.
  • Small Talk
    10 MINUTE PLAY: An absurd farce of 4 people engaged in the rehearsed dialogue we use with strangers.
  • That Holiday Feeling
    10 MINUTE PLAY: Marilyn has had a rough holiday season. It’s almost Christmas and she decides to spread a little cheer while raising money for the poor. The night does not go according to plan.