Next year may seem far off, but IndyFringe is now accepting applications for its annual Diva Fest and IndyFringe Festival showcases.
DivaFest, which will celebrate its third year at the IndyFringe Theatre from March 15-24, 2012, will once again provide hands-on production experience to lesser-known female playwrights from the area. Unlike other IndyFringe productions, DivaFest provides entrants with marketing assistance, constructive criticism and production team instruction. Each entrant will present an hour-long work, with acts ranging from comedy and cabaret to traditional drama.
DivaFest seeks to educate audience members as well. Between each performance, IndyFringe workers will provide performance appreciation tips for theatre newcomers and mediate several discussions on the community-wide importance of DivaFest.
On August 17, 2012, the IndyFringe Festival kicks off its 10-year celebration, bringing every imaginable flavor of theater back to the Mass Ave. Arts District. Conceived of in 2001 by a panel of Indy citizens and theater experts, the Festival was created to invigorate the Indianapolis arts community. For independent playwrights and artists, it's an affordable chance to showcase their work at a major venue.
This year's locations include most of the old favorites: the Phoenix, ComedySportz, Theatre on the Square, the Cook, and, of course, the IndyFringe Theatre.