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Bonnie Bitch

America’s First & Only Comedy Female Impersonator Hypnotist returns to Indianapolis! Direct from Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Bonnie Bitch swings her mesmerizing watch in this HER-larious evening of hypnotic fun. Come see the show or BE the show, as audience members become outrageous characters that will have everyone rolling with laughter.

JOSEPHINE: HIT SHOW OF 2017 FESTIVAL RETURNS

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.

Unholy Trinity

Some people will speak their Minds, but what if the Heart and Body were given voice as well? What would they want and how would they get along? “Unholy Trinity” explores these internal conflicts and complexity by giving each of these aspects her own character. They will have to work together in this hilarious, absurdist search for love. It will take all three to find the one.

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Keeping the Pace

Kit-Kat is retiring and selling her small business, a gym exclusively for women. However, her three most loyal clients are devastated by the news and set out to stop the sale. As the four women share what the gym means to each of them, they discover common ground and the strength to face life's challenges.

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Casey O'Leary is a children's librarian and writer living in Indianapolis, Ind. She is a member of the Indiana Writer's Center and blogs at afterthecloset.com.

Cassandra's Dream

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

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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.

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…

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TEN-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL 2018

From page to stage. Emerging playwrights take you on a personal journey through their imagination. The themes are as wide-ranging as the playwrights themselves.

IndyFringe and the Indiana Writers Center have put together an emerging playwrights' showcase featuring ten-minute plays by exciting new playwrights who have been honing their craft at the Indiana Writers Center and presented by your favorite local theatre companies.

PLAY SYNOPSES:

"Waiting to Go On," written by Andrew Black

POETRY ON THE FRINGE

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.

2018 DIVAFEST

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

Nationally, only 19 percent of published contemporary plays have been written by women. We are seeking to change that. Over the past nine years, DivaFest has fostered the growth of new works, new audiences, new performing companies, and new IndyFringe festival shows.

2018 DivaFest Lineup:

Unholy Trinity
Thin Walls - CANCELLED
Moon Beneath Her Feet
Josephine - Special Returning Event
Keeping the Pace
Stark Naked
Operation Farley
Cassandra's Dream

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