What Is This Place?

Yes, this is a serious play, about a serious subject.  The four actresses from different places and different backgrounds  are confused and at first can find nothing in common, no reason that they are all together.  This is a serious play with an adult theme.  It made...

A little comic relief

by Marion Garmel former arts critic from the Indy Star. Every Festival needs a little comic relief. In the midst of so much seriousness, “Fairy Godmother & Associates” is a delightful respite. A “Fractured Fairy Tale” for adults it imagines...

Commentary on the 6th Annual DivaFest

by Rita Kohn, one of the organizers of the first DiviFest IndyFringe DivaFest 2016 brims with universal topics through personal stories. The plays are hard-edged, hard-hitting and notable for courage to speak up and confront issues head-on. Playwrights intimately...

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...

What is This Place?

It takes a few minutes to figure out what’s going on as this play, What is this Place?, written by Jan White begins. It is the story of four women, trapped under mysterious circumstances in a place they do not recognize, I found myself wondering, along with 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...