Black Lives Matter (too)

Cast of Black Lives Matter (too).

I'm Breanna Cooper, an arts journalism fellow here at NUVO for the year. I’m also the editor-in-chief of The Campus Citizen, an independent student media group at IUPUI. As a junior at IUPUI, as well as an Indianapolis native, the arts scene here in the city holds a special place in my heart. Over the past several years, I’ve been able to experience the power that art can have when it comes to sending messages to audiences and inspiring social change. I’m very interested in the intersection of arts and politics, comedy and love talking about music.

My first assignment here at NUVO was covering IndyFringe. In its 13th year, IndyFringe has brought original plays, adaptations, and standup sets to local stages. Several Indy theatre legends and Fringe rookies alike graced the stages along Mass Ave, bringing laughs, tears and lasting social messages in the midst of a turbulent cultural climate.  

A team of NUVO freelancers were out and about seeing performances and speaking with the people who worked to bring them to the stage. Here’s our roundup of all things Fringe 2017.

Part One: Reviews

110 Stories by Sarah Tuft

An Elegy for Peter Through

Art of the Jewish Joke

Beyond Ballet Remix

Black Lives Matter (too)




Drankspeare: To Beer or not to Beer

Fairy Tales for Grown Ups

Fight for 52 Cents

Free the Tatas

Glitter Emergency: Boobs Save the Day!

In Falsitas Veritas

Jubilee in the Rear View Mirror

Josephine, a burlesque cabaret dream play

Mother Night

Save Me, Dolly Parton

Spare the Rod

The King & I: Hunk of Burnin’ Love

This Year in Despair

Part 2: Features

Dick Wolfsie takes on his first IndyFringe

Still fringing after all these years

Three Questions for Valerie David


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