A powerful story about survival and resilience in the face of indifference. Tossed in a sea of ink by the gods’ careless whims, four refugees describe their flight from a war-torn country. Animation, storytelling and live art come together to paint a hilarious, heartbreaking and (mostly) true picture. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Doctors Without Borders.
Les has taken a trip to Russia, where there are not many black people. Because of this, the Russian people have been reacting to him in a very interesting way. Come and see this hilarious fish-out-of-water story.
Read Les' interview with Nuvo! https://www.nuvo.net/arts/les-kurkendaal-returns-to-indyfringe/article_e...
In 1991, David Boyle took over his ailing father's job as church organist and choir director. This solo show is a workplace confessional that explores 25-plus years of sometimes hilarious, sometimes poignant interactions with the congregation.
Robin Bady is not afraid of the bogeyman, she is haunted by someone much worse: Senator McCarthy, instigator of the anti-Communist witch hunts of the 1950s. To name her fears and claim her truth, Robin reveals the deeply personal story of what happened when her father was accused of being a traitor and Communist spy. Her family was never the same.
Storytelling Arts of Indiana: http://storytellingarts.org/2018/08/first-experience-indyfringe-festival/
If Susan B. Anthony and her spicy pals had i-Pads, Snapchat, Twitter, and Uber, maybe it wouldn't have taken 72 years to win the vote... or maybe it would have, given the harebrained resistance they faced. Here’s the comedic, updated, fast-paced history lesson you never got in school.
Watch a preview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIH4KpITmNk
Who doesn’t love a good ghost story? Storytellers Laura Packer and Loren Niemi tell real, creepy, funny, lovely, terrifying stories about the things that haunt us and keep us awake at night. Not the typical "ghost" stories you hear around the campfire, these are tales of vampires, monsters, bad relationships and life gone horribly wrong.
A professional singer and storyteller, Elizabeth Young poignantly yet humorously describes what it is like to have landed in a place that looks a lot like her childhood home - where she often felt isolated and unaccepted by her seemingly perfect family. This is Elizabeth’s often hilarious struggle of trying to fit in, marrying late in life, and ultimately finding herself.
Performed on The District Theatre Mainstage (Formally Theatre on the Square), nationally-recognized choreographers and Indiana University colleagues Stephanie Nugent and Elizabeth Shea collaborate to create an evening of contemporary dance repertory sure to raise spirits and tug at socially-conscious heartstrings. Through bodies and voices, performers will share challenges, humor, and earnest anecdotes regarding what it means to be human.
The time has FINALLY come to plant your flower and vegetable gardens. Hear stories from those that are passionate about their gardens. During the open mike portion of the evening, you may choose to share your own 2 – 3 minute gardening story. The evening includes a cash bar, snacks, stories and a chance to make new friends. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., the stories begin at 6 p.m.
During the last decade or so knitting has grown in popularity and it is not just for grandma anymore. Come hear the stories of individuals who are passionate about their knitting. During the open-mike, you may choose to share your own knitting stories .The evening includes a cash bar, snacks, stories and a chance to make new friends.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m., the stories begin at 6 p.m.