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Presented by IndyFringe
Featuring 4 playwrights selected by a jury process
Established in 2011, OnxyFest is striving to become, in the words of the late playwright, August Wilson, a festival that “informs its viewers of the human condition and its power to heal.” OnyxFest is determined to be the vehicle to promote and expose avid theatre goers to the voices and talent of new and emerging African American playwrights.
OnyxFest is Indianapolis' first and only theater festival dedicated to the stories of African American playwrights. Now in its sixth year, OnyxFest was developed in response to the lack of diversity on stage and in audiences of Indianapolis' theaters; except the IndyFringe Theater. IndyFringe has worked tirelessly with African American playwrights to change the Indianapolis theatrical landscape of storytellers, actors and audiences at the two IndyFringe theatres.
Onyx Fest is a(nother) step towards institutionalizing the IndyFringe Theater's commitment to provide support and performance venues that are inclusive of all playwrights who make up the Indianapolis community.