Article orignially written by Lou Harry in Lou's Views and appeared on ibj.com:
Halfway through the eighth annual Indianapolis Theatre Fringe Festival, there is strength in numbers -- both onstage and in the audience.
Enlightenment came early to the 2012 Indianapolis Theatre Fringe Festival. To make sure all parts of the lightbox are in working order, “Between Two Mirrors,” the installation by Brian James Priest that’s this year’s Visual Fringe centerpiece, went up in a pre-dedication test Tuesday night.
The inaugural Onyx Fest, billed as the city's first and only festival dedicated to the work of African-American playwrights, opened last weekend at the IndyFringe Basile Theatre with a slate of three plays. The lineup was selected by Nicole Kearney, a professor of English and drama at Martin University, whose play, re-entry, was one of the three on the bill. The plan is to institute a juried selection process for next year's festival; this year, it was all about getting things off the ground with the resources available.