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Welcome! We’re so glad you’re here.

Ron Spencer was a true force of nature, and the impact he made deserves to be remembered. That’s why our mission is to honor these significant contributions to the growth of the arts in Greater Indianapolis, ensuring his legacy as a pioneer of independent theatre endures through our efforts.

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We can’t do this without your help!
Your donation will help us cover expenses for our digital repository & database, website and content delivery expenses, digital “living” memorial, physical memorial and ongoing grant funding for independent theater productions.

Tell you more about Ron? We’d love to!

While Ron is an enigma impossible to simplify, we’ve touched on just a few highlights for you.

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Latest News & Updates from RSLF

Call for Submissions!

Call for Submissions!

The first part of our mission is to Preserve Ron Spencer's legacy. With that in mind, we have begun building a comprehensive database with historical photos, programs, videos and media coverage for every show performed at TOTS through the years.  We have been...

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“Before the Shadows Flee” Outdoor Film Screening

“Before the Shadows Flee” Outdoor Film Screening

Join us as we officially open OutBack Outdoors at The District with an open-air film presentation of “Before the Shadows Flee” on Friday & Saturday, May 21 & 22, 2021. As the inaugural partnership event presented by The District Theatre and the Ron Spencer...

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The Mission of The Ron Spencer Legacy Foundation

The Mission of The Ron Spencer Legacy Foundation

The Ron Spencer Legacy Foundation was officially created in September 2020, following the passing of its namesake, renowned Indianapolis theater legend Ron Spencer. Ron was a pioneer in so many ways. From his very first Indy theater performance in "Hans Brinker or The...

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And then there was Theatre on the Square (TOTS)…

During its nearly 30 years in existence, TOTS was home to more than 250 productions, many of them premiers and original works not seen in Indianapolis before or since. We are in the process of gathering media on them all! Just a couple of highlights:


1988 TOTS A Chorus Line
1994 Cast of Godspell
1998 TOTS Best Little Whorehouse Cast
2005 TOTS Kiss of the Spider Woman Cast
2007 TOTS Boys in the Band Cast
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