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OnyxFest 2022 Fall Theater Festival

November 3 - November 12


The Africana Repertory Theatre of IUPUI (A.R.T.I.), in partnership with IndyFringe, presents ONYXFEST 2022 – Indiana’s first and only theater festival dedicated to the stories of Black playwrights! Six never produced, one-act plays by local playwrights will be staged starting Thursday, November 3 through Sunday, November 6 at the IndyFringe Basile Theatre. The following week, OnyxFest will shift to the IUPUI Campus Center Theater from Thursday, November 10, through Saturday, November 12. Go to onyxfest.com for a complete schedule and more information.

Tickets are $15
Purchase tickets at https://indyfringe.org/OnyxFest/
Learn more at https://onyxfest.com/onyxfest-2022/

This year’s line-up of plays are as follows:

-“A NOISE IN THE ATTIC” by Vernon A. Williams. The life of a suburban housewife – neglectedby her ambitious husband and disrespected by her spoiled stepdaughter – becomes even more complicated by sudden, unexplained noises in their new house.
-“BLACK IS MY COLOR” by Celeste Williams. In 1989, poet/philosopher Mari Evans wrote an essay entitled, “Ethos & Creativity” for a publication edited by David Hoppe. This story tries to capture her essence.
-“HOUSELESS, NOT HOMELESS” by Michael Florence. The story of five homeless people, how they came to be homeless and how they survive day-to-day.
-“MAJESTIES” by Charla Booth. Three Black women from three generations meet on a journey to discover themselves and their worth.
-“POLICE STATE” by Rain Wilson. A young Black Man with so much promise has lost his life to police brutality and in the midst of community organizing being led by the younger brother – the father decides that its not enough – and there must be a different road chosen this time.
-“YOUR LOVE WILL BE JUDGED” by Gabrielle Patterson. Six jurors residing in a world where divorce is only an option if a jury of your peers says so, is quite the challenge when everyone has vastly different opinions about love and marriage.

Venues for OnyxFest 2022:

Weekend #1: IndyFringe Basile Theatre, 719 E St Clair St, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Weekend #2: IUPUI Campus Center Theater, 420 University Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46202


November 3
November 12
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