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Devan Mathias Finds Joy Amid Darkness

July 23, 2020

Of the many misfortunes suffered by performing arts organizations during the pandemic, the cancellation of shows was one of the most devastating. I speak from personal experience. As managing director of Magic Thread Cabaret, my producing partner and artistic director, Dustin Klein, and I had... read more

Emmy-Winning Artist Uses His Voice To Promote Social Justice

July 16, 2020

Multi-talented artist Bill  Myers, like so many of us, is using his time in quarantine to tie up loose ends. In doing so, the 54-year-old Indianapolis native finally put to rest a troubling slight that had haunted him for decades. An accomplished actor, musician, writer,... read more

‘Hype Man’ Eyes Racism Through A Hip Hop Lens

July 11, 2020

Fonseca Theatre Company made history on July 9 when it opened Idris Goodwin’s drama, “Hype Man: a break beat play.” While most theatres in Central Indiana are shut down indefinitely because of COVID-19, FTC is one of only two local, professional companies presenting live theatre,... read more

Conrad Jones Stays In Orchestra Shape During Hiatus

July 8, 2020

In addition to covering the performing arts in my On the Aisle blog, I am also a contributor on WISH-TV’s Indy Style, where I recommend shows and concerts the public should see. Of course, these days, due to COVID-19, most indoor performances are on indefinite... read more

Living Well is A’Lelia Bundles’ Best Revenge

June 29, 2020

As America undergoes a cultural reckoning after the massive protests following the heinous murder of George Floyd and other unarmed Black individuals at the hands of police, the history of our country has been undergoing a long-delayed re-examination of history. Prior to the social upheaval,... read more

Musical Theatre Student Pursues Social Change Through Her Craft

June 19, 2020

During a time when many in this country and around the world are condemning racism and demanding equality through the Black Lives Matters movement, I feel it is critical to continue providing artists of color the opportunity to share their personal experiences with the cruelty... read more

Fonseca Theatre Company Prepares For Its Comeback

June 15, 2020

In the aftermath of the protests against racism and George Floyd’s horrendous murder, it is clear that demanded changes and reforms, if implemented, will have a lasting effect on our country and the status quo. Theatre, has always been in the vanguard of change for... read more

Actor Strives For Hope and Love Amid Turmoil

June 12, 2020

The Black Lives Matter movement has opened a Pandora’s box, shining light on the injustices resulting from systemic racism, ingrained not only in our society, but around the world as well. Of late, Dr. Martin Luther King’s quote, “A riot is the language of the... read more