Heard on the Street

Heard on the Street

If you see board member and long-time fringe fan, Martha Karatz on the street during the festival be sure to stop and ask her what she has seen, and what she loved.  Here are just a few snippets of what she is likely to say: Josephine So moving and so well executed,...
Black in the Box

Black in the Box

An inadvertent commentary on what made the late Dick Gregory special came through in the one-man IndyFringe festival show “Black in the Box,” which I saw at the Phoenix UndergroundSunday  afternoon. Gregory pioneered direct talk about race in stand-up...
Red Couch

Red Couch

Trumpets sound, cymbals crash, and violins quiver as two people find love in Red Couch on the TOTS Mainstage. The show is full of fancy footwork and flirtatious energy as two dancers bring to life a story inspired by the book “I Like You.” This award-winning...
Left Hander in London

Left Hander in London

Left Hander in London is a close up look at the transition of a man to a transgender woman. JJ Marie is local businessperson, loving spouse, parent and grandparent. He also used to be Joe. Left Hander in London explores how awkward life was before he embraced his true...

The Best of Indy Magic Monthly Volume 2

Comedy was threaded throughout Volume 2 of “The Best of Indy Magic Monthly” later that evening at Theatre on the Square, the home of Taylor Martin’s productions for the past nine years. Beginning next month the series will move to the IndyFringe Indy...

Approaching Happiness

Two years ago I took in Krish Mohan’s debut as an Indy Fringe performer. I found him funny but unfocused and more than a little squeamish about identity issues. The son of immigrants from India, brought to the US as a child, the slender Pittsburgh-based comedian...