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Bard Fest 2018

Mark your calendars! The dates and locations of this year's Bard Fest have been announced. The annual festival brings together multiple theatre companies and this year, multiple locations, to present Shakespeare's work. This year's selection includes three popular plays produced by the founding companies, plus a new treat, a youth production.
The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet                    The Merchant of Venice Directed by Zach Stonerock                                Directed by Doug Powers Catalyst Repertory                                               First Folio Productions
Much Ado About Nothing                                 A Midsummer Night's Dream Directed by Laura Kuhn                                       Youth Production Carmel Theater Company                                   Agape Performing Arts Company You can find a complete list of locations and times for the schedule at this link. This is Indy's only Shakespeare festival and it's a great chanc…

Cry It Out

Six week after giving birth I braved the outside world with my daughter for the first time completely on my own. We went to a breastfeeding support group at a local hospital. I was completely overwhelmed, sleep-deprived and somehow managed to get lost in the winding corridors. The adventure ended with me in tears in an elevator. I don’t often share personal details here, but the Phoenix Theatre’s production of Cry It Out hit close to home for me.

Becoming a new parent is one of the most intense things you can experience. It is exhausting and beautiful and it brings you to your knees. It’s full of barely comprehensible paradoxes. You are immediately connected to generations of women who have done this incredible thing before you. You are also isolated as you try to learn how to survive while caring for a helpless newborn. The internet becomes a resource for tips and ideas while also becoming a place full of moms making different choices, ready to tell you how you’ve screwed up. I’ve ne…