ESU Indianapolis Branch

Welcome to the Indianapolis Branch of The English-Speaking Union

We are a non-profit, non-political membership organization whose mission is to promote scholarship and the advancement of knowledge through the effective use of English in an expanding global community. We sponsor and organize educational and cultural programs for students and teachers as well as provide lectures, social events, and travel opportunities for our members. The Indianapolis Branch is one of 68 located throughout the United States and is part of a global network of ESUs promoting educational opportunities in over 50 countries around the world. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about who we are and what we do.

News And Events

Annual Meeting and Garden Party

Saturday, June 2, 2018 at board member, Holly Day's home in Golden Hill

Keith Lerch and Holly Day

 

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Book Club

"Twenty-some members and guests joined our reinstated book club on June 6, 2018 to Skype with author, Brooke Stoddard, about his book World in the Balance: The Perilous Months of June-October 1940. Bookmarks were passed out and the group decided the next book discussion will feature TM Devine's book, To the Ends of the Earth: Scotland's Global Diaspora 1750-2010

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Shakespearience Program

Sunday, September 24th 2017 

We invite you to enjoy some excerpts from "Shakespearience" which is an original program directed by Nicole Tremblay, Theatre Director at Park Tudor School. A few of Park Tudor's Thespians will perform—Cabaret Style—monologues from a variety of Shakespeare's plays.

 

Ms. Tremblay is beginning her second year here in Indianapolis. Before joining the faculty at Park Tudor School, she was Head of Drama/Lead Teacher and Teacher Training Mentor/Graduate Teacher Mentor at Wymondham High Academy Trust in Wymondham, England. Prior to that, Nicole served for eight years as Arts Area Coordinator/Head of Drama at Saffron Walden County High School, also in England. She has extensive experience in curriculum development and coordination, academic mentoring, and organizing whole-school events and productions. Nicole earned an M.A. in Performing Arts Education from the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, and a B.A. in English and Drama & Dance from the University of New Hampshire.

 

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June Garden Party

Dr. Charles Venable, CEO and Director of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, very generously opened his home and garden to ESU members for our June 2 Garden Party in celebration of the Queen's Birthday. 


 

 

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INDIANAPOLIS TEEN A FINALIST IN 34th ANNUAL ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION NATIONAL SHAKESPEARE COMPETITON IN NEW YORK CITY

With a performance of a sonnet and monologue from Shakespeare, Chinyelu Mwaafrika from Indianapolis, IN, a student of Mary Garner at Shortridge High School in Indianapolis, won a place as one of the 10 finalists in the 34th  annual English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition in New York City. The Competition took place on May 1, 2017 on the stage of the Mitzi Newhouse Theater with 54 semi-finalists from as many ESU Branch competitions nationwide. Chinyelu previously won the ESU Indianapolis Branch competition.

The winner of the 34th English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition, Ogechi Egonu, representing the San Francisco Branch, received a full scholarship to attend the American Shakespeare Center Theatre Camp in Staunton, VA, this summer.  Second place winner, Brandon Burk, from the Kentucky Branch, won a cash prize of $1,000 from The English-Speaking Union, while the third place winner, Trevon Wainwright, representing the Kansas City Branch of the ESU, received an award of $500 provided by The Shakespeare Society.

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The English-Speaking Union

Indianapolis Branch

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The ESU celebrates English as a shared language to foster global understanding and good will by providing educational and cultural opportunities for students, educators, and members.

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