afO Partners with Children’s Lantern

Our next Home Stage Production, The Family Nobody Wanted, focuses on the joys and challenges of transracial adoption. The real-life Doss family adopted 12 ethnically-mixed children in the 1940s, a time when racial prejudice was rampant.  We are thrilled to being bringing this play to the stage during November, which is National Adoption Month. In […]

afO is Featured in Whatzup!

The August 29th newsstand edition of Whatzup! will contain an excellent season overview on all for One. Or you can click on this link:  and read the article online. It will be available until after A Mighty Fortress closes. P.S.  all for One extends its collective congratulations and best wishes to our regular reviewer, Kathleen […]

We have a new companion blog!!

Have you enjoyed the background information we include in the program for each of our plays?  Have you wished you could have read it at your leisure, BEFORE the play?  Did you happen to follow our blog, Creating Emma, which included all the research we did on that play two seasons ago?  Would you appreciate […]

Arts Weekly Appearance 2013

Here’s Artistic Director Lauren Nichols talking about the 2013-2014 Home Stage season on PBS Ch-39’s Arts Weekly program, Thursday, July 18:

“The Beams are Creaking”–some historic background

This play covers events over the course of 14 years in the space of two hours. Consequently, events are telescoped and combined for dramatic effect. Here is a brief, accurate timeline of events in Bonhoeffer’s life: February 4, 1906:  Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his twin sister, Sabine, are born, the sixth and seventh of eight children. At […]

Journal-Gazette article and video link on “A Little Princess” music

A terrific article on our young composer  appears in this morning’s paper, and if you have a chance to read it online, you have the added treat of a 2 minute video which includes bits of interviews with director/playwright Lauren Nichols, Torilinn Cwanek and her mom, which features a piece of Tori’s music for the […]

“A Little Princess” featured in tonight’s News-Sentinel

Torilinn Cwanek, the young composer of the incidental music for A Little Princess, is featured in tonight’s edition of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel.  Click on the link to read her story! http://www.news-sentinel.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130220/LIVING/302209990/1009

A Little Princess–production report, part 1

If we weren’t so busy putting plays together, several of us would be floating on a cloud of happiness because of the jobs we get to do. For guest director Lisa Ellis and myself, our delight is firstly because we are producing a story which has been a favorite of both of us since childhood. […]

Arts Weekly Interview–Season Overview

The Arts Weekly (PBS Ch. 39) live interview with afO’s artistic director Lauren Nichols is now available on YouTube.  She talks quite a bit about the recent production of A Peculiar People, but also talks about the other three shows this season.

Glowing review of “A Peculiar People”

Kathleen Christian got to see a preview performance of our Home Stage season opener. You can read her whole review here. Don’t miss this “inspirational tale of bravery and acceptance” which runs just one weekend, Friday through Sunday, September 21 through 23 in the auditorium of the downtown Allen County Public Library.  Call (260) 622-4610 […]


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