This Pulitzer Prize winner took Broadway and London by storm. Here is David Mamet at his very best, writing about small-time, cutthroat real estate salesmen trying to grind out a living by pushing plots of land on reluctant buyers in a never-ending scramble for their share of the American dream.
A mysterious gift of foresight is imposed on Eleanor. The secret to unraveling its mystery, Eleanor realizes, is embedded in her mother’s newfound visions of the future. Now, she must decipher what is truth and what is merely imagination in her mother’s fractured dreams and hallucinations. But Eleanor quickly recognizes that there is no room for miscalculations for if she gets it wrong, she will soon die a dreadfully agonizing death.
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.
INFINITY Directed by Ronan Marra
How does a new Theory of Time change everything we know about ourselves? Three brilliant minds – a musician, a mathematician, and a theoretical physicist – smash together like colliding particles in an accelerator. Together they learn that love and time are connected in ways they couldn’t have imagined. Infinity is a shocking, funny and revelatory play about love, sex, & math by Canadian playwright Hannah Moscovitch, with original violin composition by Njo Kong Kie.
Truth— The One Man Show is the culmination of 152 years of truth coming from the souls of four individuals. Silas Christian, a runaway slave; Harley Wallace, a Klu Klux Klan member; Malik Muhammad, a Civil Rights Activist and Jackson Thomas, a misguided young man are all fighting for family.
Black Lives Matter (too) is one part play and one part storypoem that explores the struggles and triumphs of black people from slavery to the present.
Ashya Thomas - Ashya Thomas is Ball State Creative Writing major with a minor in Telecommunications. She has written several short stories and poetic works. She resides in Muncie, Indiana. In her spare time, Ashya enjoys teaching Zumba and leading the Ball State CHAARG organization. You can follow her on Instagram @ashyab or on Twitter @ashya_b
The Quilting is an autobiographical play that depicts the abuse the playwright’s mother endured and how her strength had the ability to heal. The importance of this piece is that it shows the rippling effects of abuse and shows that in spite of the terror of abuse there is still the possibility of hope, self-realization, and forgiveness.
SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL
The themes are as wide-ranging as the playwrights themselves "Sex - Death - A CPAP Machine" warped and humorous and everything in between....
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.
Directed by Padraic Lillis
A moment can continue to haunt you well after it has passed and reconciling that moment with the rest of your life isn't always as easy as it seems. The memories that linger can be damaging, empowering, frustrating and glaring as they wash over you in the seconds before everything changes.
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