People behind the Fringe

IndyFringe has the best staff of volunteers of any Fringe festival, to which I can attest as I’ve participated in four Fringe festivals besides Indy. Some festivals simply don’t have the community support that IndyFringe has, and performers are left to...

Loren Niemi: Bad Brother…Good Human

IndyFringe16: Another Post from Perfect Strangers Loren Niemi, a storyteller based out of Minneapolis, is perhaps best known in these parts as one-half of the duo that has brought Indy 55 Minutes of Sex, Drugs, and Audience Participation for several years. Niemi is...
Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

On the same stage earlier in the evening came the high-energy “Class, Grass & Ass,” a Las Vegas-style extravaganza of often naughty song and dance starring Deb Mullins. The show’s star has a long performing history in the area, and the loyal,...
Beyond Ballet

Beyond Ballet

Opportunities for going contrary to expectation on the one hand, reinforcing what you’re known for on the other, and surprising and mystifying an audience on the third (an impossibility suggested by the show I’m thinking of) abound at the 12th annual...
An Evening with the Authors

An Evening with the Authors

Book readings are typically stuffy affairs . ¬†But there is nothing stuffy about this evening with the authors. From a cat burglar to a Cajun writer, to a man who wanders in off the street and insists on reading to the group there’s nothing typical about these...