Monday, August 23, 2010

The Indy Fringe Festival

I spent this past weekend in Indianapolis at the Indy Fringe Festival. It was a gorgeous weekend to attend and, as always, great fun to be with my Indy storytelling friends.

The Indy Fringe is a wonderful festival with lottery-based events, not juried. Folks from all the world can apply, but it is a first come, first serve basis. (Also whoever has $500.00 to toss around as that is the entrance fee!)

Several of my friends were in the festival this year, and I was lucky enough to catch both of their shows on Friday night.

Loren Niemi and Howard Lieberman, from Minnesota, had an interesting set with "55 Minutes of Sex, Drugs, and Audience Participation." They were, needless to say, quite entertaining and left us on the edge of our seats wondering what would happen next!

Deborah Asante, from Indianapolis, told her Fringe version of love stories. Deborah is a gifted storyteller and looked like a million dollars in her white-sequined dress and wrap. Her shoes and fingernails matched as well and glittered onto the wall as she worked under the red light. 

Afterwards we all sat out in the Fringe tent til midnight telling stories, meeting new folks.

The Fringe continues until the end of next week end, so if you get a chance to make the trip down, you won't be disappointed. Just tell Loren, Howard, and Deborah that I sent you.

Oh, and don't let the music stop with you holding the fish bowl full of stories at Loren and Howard's show or you will become part of the Fringe as well!! On the other hand, don't let go of the fish bowl, and you will really have a great time.