by Vernon A. Williams

    A collection of vignettes that create a soulful sojourn into myriad layers of the Black experience.

    Friday Oct 9th, 7:30PM
    Saturday Oct 10th, 7:30PM


    by Michael Florence

    Offers pensive reflections of three death row inmates with contrasting perspectives on their journey.

    Saturday Oct 3rd, 2:00PM
    Thursday Oct 8th, 6:00PM


    by J.R. Baltimore

    Is a humorous tale of temptation and consequences of carnal options outweighing conscience.

    Sunday Oct 4th, 4:00PM
    Saturday Oct 10th, 6:00PM


    by Rain Wilson

    Offers a raw and tender revelation of the dilemma faced by mothers raising Black and Brown sons.

    Friday Oct 2nd, 7:30PM
    Saturday Oct 10th, 4:00PM


    by Shandrea Funnye

    Is a warm story of love, spontaneity, sacrifice and the notion that timing is everything.

    Thursday Oct 1st, 7:30PM
    Thursday Oct 8th, 7:30 PM


    by Aniqua Chatman

    Explores the bliss and blues of unexpected attraction and unexpected challenges.

    Friday Oct 2nd, 7:00PM
    Sunday Oct 4th, 6:00PM

OnyxFest 2020

OnyxFest written in black. A celebration of African American voices.

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Everything You Need To Know About OnyxFest 2020!
Location for ALL performances: IndyFringe Theatre, 719 E St. Claire Street, 46202
With appropriate social distancing and health precautions in place, performances of all six plays
will be held in the outdoor environment of the Pocket Park adjacent to the IndyFringe Basile Theatre.
"It's about validation and realization"
Saturday Oct 3rd, 2:00PM
A soulful sojourn into myriad layers of the Black experience.
Friday Oct 2nd, 8:00PM
A humorous tale of temptation and consequences
Sunday Oct 4th, 4:00PM
A story of love, spontaneity, and sacrifice
Thursday Oct 1st, 7:30PM
Explores the bliss and blues of unexpected attraction.
Friday Oct 2nd, 7:30PM
Mothers giving lessons of endurance and strength.
Friday Oct 2nd, 6:00PM

Meet the Playwrights

Enjoy IndyFringe Outdoors at IndyFringe Pocket Park!

Brenda Williams Live at Indy Fringe Basile Theatre

Black Lives Matter



IndyFringe joins in solidarity with African Americans and all people of goodwill decrying oppression and calling for justice in the cases of George Floyd, Ahmaud Aubrey, Eric Garner, Michael Brown and countless others impacted by police violence and institutional murders.  Black Lives Matter.
That’s why we pledge and ask our IndyFringe supporters to 
·      Use #blacklivesmatter social media and online platforms to underscore your support of justice for the African American
       community and cultural institutions now and moving forward;
·      Advocate to funders and elected officials your stand for equitable funding for institutions of color;
·      Create a radically welcoming space for Black artists and works and for all Black audiences
·      Visit black communities and institutions, invest in small businesses and attend African American events; and,
·      Be the person who doesn’t look like the majority of people in a space and experience the power of that perspective.
We are committed to facilitating the articulation and expression of Black lives, values, culture, issues and dynamics through the performing arts. We will continue cultivating and offering a platform for Black playwrights, actors, directors, producers and those involved at all levels of stage crafts and theatre.
We will support those working to restore and repair our downtown, small businesses, and public spaces to make it more inclusive and reflect the positive diversity of Indianapolis.  
With sincere and deep commitment to change,
Gary Reiter on behalf of the Board and Staff of IndyFringe.

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