Q&A: Pauline Moffat Talks IndyFringe Favorites

The executive director of the IndyFringe Festival (Aug. 14–24), which celebrates its 10th anniversary this month, takes center stage.

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Ten years of crazy performances. Do you have a favorite?
For me, there are so many. I’ve seen people come here who’ve never performed publicly before, and some of them are now famous. Brent McCoy from Blunder Construction was a farm boy. He rolled a big red ball into town, and now he rolls that big red ball around the world.

Moffat takes center stage.
Moffat takes center stage.

Photo by Tony Valainis

How has Indy changed since you arrived?
When I first walked down Mass Ave in 2004, it was desolate. Today, it’s thriving. So much so that it’s hard to pick what you’re going to do each weekend. I think the city is on the cusp of great things, and I’m thrilled to be a part of it.

Planning anything for the anniversary?
WFYI is producing a documentary on IndyFringe that will air around the country in August. We’ll be able to say—and I love this—“the world premiere was at the downtown IMAX theater.”

 

This article appeared in the August 2014 issue.

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