Mother Ireland, DivaFest 2016

Mother Ireland- we all know someone who’s Irish, right? I’ve heard tales of Ireland’s difficult past. I know the U2 songs. I know many people whose ancestors chose to leave rather than starve. But what about the people who stayed? What about the...
Zora’s Tales, DivaFest 2016

Zora’s Tales, DivaFest 2016

Zora’s Tales is a play written by Deborah Asante, founder of Indianapolis’ Asante Children’s Theatre. As I watched these tales unfold, I began to see why these Asante wanted to bring them to the stage. Zora was a real person- Zora Neale Hurston, to...
Girls Like That

Girls Like That

It’s hard to review Carmel High School’s production of Girls Like That without giving the plot away. I’ve been thinking about this show for nearly 24 hours, which is a sign that this is a story that needed to be told. We meet the main characters all...
Cabaret of Puppetry

Cabaret of Puppetry

When I saw that Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio was performing at this year’s IndyFringe, my immediate thought was to bring my school-age kids. When I saw that performances later that 6pm would be for audiences age 16 & over, I nixed that plan and found a...