Tymisha Harris - Co-creator / performer / costume designer / choreographer. Michael Marinaccio - Co-creator / director / producer. Tod Kimbro – Co-creator / playwright / musical director. Indianapolis audiences will see the full length version of "Josephine," the 2017 IndyFringe hit play, as part of this year's DivaFest lineup.
Featuring three new original Josephine Baker songs Tymisha "Tush" Harris embodies the legendary artist in the magnificent 'burlesque cabaret dream play,' "Josephine" at IndyFringe Basile Theatre.
Harris recounts Baker's journey from Missouri poverty and exploitation (she was married twice before she turned 16) to Parisian high society and Martin Luther King's March on Washington. Harris makes the audience feel Baker's pain and pride at every turn, both through songs -- highlighted by a heartbreaking rendition of "Bye Bye Blackbird" and a stirring slowed-down reinterpretation of Dylan's "Times They Are A-Changin'" -- and heartfelt soliloquies.