The U.S.S. Indianapolis is hit by two Japanese torpedoes, killing three-hundred sailors in the initial blast and leaving nine-hundred men to drift helplessly in the Pacific Ocean. The survivors are discovered almost five days later. When rescue ships and planes finally arrive, they witness hundreds of large shadows lurking around small groups of broken men drifting aimlessly in the current. Only three-hundred and twenty-one sailors are pulled from the blood-filled water.

Stark Naked

“Stark Naked” is a one-woman play in which the artist Margaret Stark and graduate student Carrie Cohen explore the choices women make in their lives and the consequences of those choices.


Cassandra's Dream

Unconscious forces are unleashed when a woman with a secret joins a seminar on Interpretive Art through Dreams.


Maripat Allen lives with her husband in Manistee, Mich., where she works as a therapist and enjoys acting in community theater and playwriting. Her drama, “We Gather Together,” won first place in the Community Theater Association of Michigan 2014 contest. Her comedy, “The Would Be Lover's Guide,” was produced in Manistee in 2015.

Thin Walls

Rebecca and Megan, neighbors in a shabby Chicago apartment building in 2009, form a friendship that is as powerful as it is unlikely. Rebecca, trapped for nine lonely years and devoid of contact with anyone but her troubled and domineering husband, risks her relative safety when the opportunity to reach out to Megan presents itself in a most unusual way. The consequence of this contact is the tense, poignant action delivered by “Thin Walls.”


Moon Beneath Her Feet

“Moon Beneath Her Feet” is a challenging yet hopeful play about a woman, Julia, struggling not only with her messy love life, but also with unexplained, occasional blindness and troubling insomnia. There are answers for both Julia's heart and mind in the truth, but finding the truth in her mother's stories won't be easy…



When was the last time you yelled your story!?
Poetry on the Fringe marries performance poetry and theatre arts.

Every other Sunday at 7 p.m., for $7 we’ll drop jaws with a:

  • 20-minute open mic for emerging artists
  • never-before-seen theatrical production
  • NPS-certified poetry slam competition.

We’ve designed the limited open mic to bring diverse voices to our poetry scene and to invite new artists to share. Our open mic, free for all, is safe, inclusive, invitational, supportive: a space to take your first steps as a poet.


Playwrights announced and tickets on sale March 6, 2018

DivaFest is a juried playwrighting festival sponsored by IndyFringe each year.

Nationally, only 19% of published contemporary plays have been written by women.

We are seeking to change that.

Over the past eight years, DivaFest has fostered the growth of new works, new audiences, new performing companies, and new fringe festival shows.

Shows, Times and Descriptions will be posted in January.

“Take My Hand”

“Take My Hand” (A Blues Man’s Path to Gospel)

Playwright: Lillie Evans

It's 1932 and Thomas Dorsey, a self-taught pianist, is well on his way to being one of the most prolific blues talents in blues history. His vision is to marry church music with blues rhythms—it was called gospel. Pressured to choose between the blues he loves and the music he wants to change, what should he do and what price will he pay to find the answer.

The play was granted a reading at 2017 National Black Theater Festival.


Name of Show : Love, you reckless. Love you, reckless. LOVE YOU RECKLESS.
Name of Production Company: Ankh Productions
Playwright: Jamaal McCray

Man and Woman. They live with each other and can’t live without one another. But can they DEAL with one another? Surely, Man and Woman can work this out. They simply have to share, care, love, yell, fight, hate until something… “sticks.” There is plenty of power for everyone.

Dates : March 2/3/4
Times: March 2nd & 3rd 7:30pm & March 4th 5pm
Ticket Price: Adult $15/Student Senior $12


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