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Frank Basile Emerging Stories Festival, Nov. 1-3

November 1, 2013 Leave a comment
IndyFringe Theatre Building

IndyFringe Theatre Building. staff photo, (c) 2012, all rights reserved.

By Ellen Munds
Storytelling Arts of Indiana

For the past 13 years, Storytelling Arts of Indiana has awarded the Frank Basile Emerging Stories Fellowship to a talented group of Hoosier storytellers as a result of generous funding from Frank and Katrina Basile. To celebrate the legacy of great storytelling, we are welcoming back 11 program alumni for a weekend-long festival at the IndyFringe Basile Theatre, 719 E. St. Clair St, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Performance Schedule
Friday, November 1, 2013

8 p.m. Bob and Kathi Myers (Elkhart) will tell a tale that centers around letters wirtten by Kathie’s father to her mother during War World II in Army Life for Father.
9 p.m. Deborah Asante (Indianapolis) will take the stage as Suki Lue Ambers in Woman versus the Blues.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

2 p.m. Sandra Harris (Indianapolis) will share a personal history of her participation in the civil rights movement in Birmingham, Alabama during the 1960’s in Too Crazy to Know Better.

3 p.m. John Robertson (Greenfield) will tell I Grew Up in the US Navy , his personal story of military service.

4 p.m. Sharon Kirk Clifton (Columbus) will tell Abigail Gray: Living Under the Drinking Gourd, a first-person account of a fictional farm wife whose home was a sanctuary to runaway slaves on the Underground Railroad.
7 p.m. Hope Baugh (Carmel) will tell Hoosier in Tokyo: A Tale of Leaving Home and Finding it Again. The story focuses on Hope’s experiences while living in Japan, weaving her original stories combed from journal entries and letters home, with traditional Japanese folktales.
8 p.m. Lou Ann Homan (Angola) will tell Gathering Coal for the Lord, the story of her father growing up in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
9 p.m. George Schricker (Plymouth) performs as the master of ceremonies in an original performance of stories, poems, and songs entitled, The Space.
Sunday, November 3, 2013

2 p.m. Sondra Hayes Hartman (Indianapolis) in With This Brush tells the story of her mother Eva Mae Danforth James.
3 p.m. Jennie Kiffmeyer (Richmond) tells a series of interconnected stories set on the banks of the Ohio in The Rivertown Dispatch.
4 p.m. Sally Perkins (Indianapolis) traces the lives of two miniature poodles and their ignorant owners through the hilarious events from puppyhood to adulthood in Tails from the Kennel.
Tickets are $5 for each 45-minute performance and are available by calling the Indiana Historical Society, 317-232-1882 or visiting