Holy Cannoli! Has it been a year already?

From Dinosaurs to Serial Killers to The Zodiac to Hockey to Obsolete Diseases….we sure did cover a lot of ground!  There was trivia and top notch experts, music videos and Your Mother, puppets, projections, full contact poetry, zombie cows vs. Hitler, naked chickens and nearly naked interns, improv and improbable infomercials…there was love!  There was loss!  There was hot coffee and free cookies!

We couldn’t have asked for a better season and we can’t wait to bring you the highlights.

Best of 2013
Thursday, November 14
(the second Thursday in November)
The Irving Theater
Doors at 7:00.  Show at 7:30.
Tickets $8.
Student/Senior $5.

Come early at 7:00 to enjoy the original and complete 2013 program cover art series by Artist in Residence Jennifer Blue Hands.  These original, hand painted, commissioned works WILL be available for purchase, so come prepared to add to your collection!

And, as always, the pre-show video mash up by Celestial Panther will be welcoming you to your seat and filling your face with wonderful fun facts and fancy figures to help ready your mind for the 2013 best of times!

Thank you for supporting live, local art in Irvington!


From Vancouver to Finland, Help Us Break the International Ice!

The Encyclopedia Show Indianapolis “is a multi discipline literary performing arts show that combines humor, poetry, vaudeville, and plenty of outrageous back and forth” –FunCityFinder.com

5505 E. Washington St. 46219

 $8 general / $5 student-senior
Doors 7:00pm.  Show 7:30pm.

 The Encyclopedia Show presents all original, never before seen content from an all new cast of contributors every time. Each show is ONE NIGHT ONLY and it’s never the same show twice! Join us for Series 2, Volume 4: HOCKEY and you might just win a ride on the Zamboni!


Expert Interview with former Park City Pioneer, Billy Berner

Extra Special Guests 2 Dope Boys in a Cadillac (Shayne Avec I Grec and Johnny MacRae) all the way from VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA. (That’s far, aye?) Because we all know Canadian = Expert on Hockey.

“Awesomely weird-as-fuck.” ~Vancouver Weekly
“The Dope Boys are the wildest, craziest and yet sexiest political satirists in the world.” ~Calgary Spoken Word Festival

Contributor Topic

Ian Uriel Girdley (Poetry) Enforcers
David Britton, (Comedy) Stanley Cup
Emily Gable (Projections & Shadow Puppetry) Hockey Equipment
Shayne Laughter (Storytelling) Sled Hockey
Spynn Carnahan (Music) The Penalty Box

Returning performances by our creative colleagues at Celestial Panther (Inkslingers Theater), Aaron Henze as Chris The Intern (Stage/Film/ Commercial Actor), another riveting edition of Hang On, I Got This: America’s Slowest Growing Quiz Sensation hosted by Official Fact Checker Tony Brewer (WFHB Firehouse Follies), Producer and Curator Erin Livingston (Indianapolis Poetry Slam) and artwork by 2013 Artist in Residence Jennifer Blue Hands.


According to expert astrologer, Gary Paul Glynn (www.astroblogick.com) the answer is ALL OF THEM!  Confused?  Then perhaps you should have made it out to the last installment of the Encyclopedia Show Indianapolis all about The Zodiac.  Romans, Babylonians, Birth Charts, Earth, Wind, Fire, Water, Dating Games, Job Applications, and  wild predictions from the great philosopher Christopholes Internicus.


Miss an Encyclopedia Show, you miss a lot.  From Dinosaurs to Serial Kilers to Astrology to Hockey, you never know what the next show will bring.  Everything is one night only…see you next time on July 11th at The Irving Theater.

It rubs the lotion on its skin…

…and we will never do this show again!

The serial killers in the audience learned about some craftier crafts to make with human skin.  Everyone else learned some great serial killer survival tactics.  And as far as I know, we all made it out alive!  Hey, has anyone seen Chris the Intern?

Series 2, Volume 3: THE ZODIAC
The Irving Theater
5505 E. Washington St. 46219
Doors 7:00pm. Show 7:30pm
THURSDAY, May 9, 2013

Fact Checker Says, “Dinosaurs Aren’t Real.”

In the Fact Checker’s defense, which you will rarely see us do around here, he was a substitute, and a very literal one at that.  We get that for many seeing is believing, but dang, Thomas!  A real live dinosaur attacked your quiz show and a cave man fought it off….how much more evidence do you need?!

Dino fights, shadow puppets, stand-up comedy, music, poetry, and not to mention a fantastic interview with Geologist and Paleontology Educator Brendan Chandler.  …you miss an Encyclopedia Show, you miss a lot!

Search for Encyclopedia Show Indianapolis on YouTube for a clip or two from S2V1: Dinosaurs and find a few other sweet surprises along the way from our friends at Know No Stranger.

Thanks to those of you who braved the cold to join us!  And those of you who registered, we look forward to seeing you back with a Study Buddy on us!

Series 2, Volume 2: SERIAL KILLERS
The Irving Theater
5505 E. Washington St. 46219
Doors 7:00pm. Show 7:30pm
THURSDAY, March 14, 2013


What Dinosaur Extinction?

What’s with all this apocalyptic mumbojumbo?  Giant lizards are alive and thriving all over Irvington!  See for yourselves with the triumphant return of THE ENCYCLOPEDIA SHOW INDIANAPOLIS in an all new series beginning THURSDAY, January 10.

Series 2 Volume 1: DINOSAURS
5505 E. Washington St. 46219
Doors 7:00pm. Show 7:30pm
THURSDAY, Jan 10, 2012

Series 1, Volume 2: Dinosaurs is sponsored by:

The Irving Theater                          http://www.attheirving.com
The Writers’ Center of Indiana  http://www.indianawriters.org
Lazy Daze Coffee House               http://www.lazydazecoffeehouse.com
Roll With It Bakery                     
tHAIRapy Salon                           
Irvington Photo Club                   
Celestial Panther Publishing       

Find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/EncyclopediaShowIndianapolis
For more information on the original Encyclopedia Show and the birthplace of this national project inside the minds of Robbie Q. Telfer & Shanny Jean Maney, visit www.encyclopediashow.com

Encyclopedia Show Indianapolis Turns TWO!

5505 E. Washington St. 46219

Doors for The Best of Series One open at 7:00 with a gallery event showcasing artwork by Hayley McDaniel, the current Artist in Residence and Artistic Director for the Encyclopedia Show.  See her artwork alongside an awesome auction and raffle of set pieces (cave paintings, time machines, dynamite), costumes (as worn by Marilyn Monroe, Hades, trolls), sponsor swag (gift certificates, goodies, good times), and a few sets of Encyclopedia Show season tickets for 2013, which will also be available for purchase!

Roscoe’s Tacos will set up street side at 7:00pm for hungry show goers serving up tacos, nachos, and salads with plenty of their signature hot sauces on hand.  Early birds will also enjoy complimentary treats and coffee from Roll With It Bakery and Lazy Daze Coffee House as they make their way through the historic Irving Theater and have a chance to chat with members of the cast and crew to celebrate this incredible collection of unique, local and live performance art.

The Best of Series One features performances from the following local artists:

Courtney Kay Meyers (Producer, Feedbag Material)
Steve Henn (Author, And God Said: Let there be Evolution!)
Celestial Panther (Inkslingers Theater at The Underground 9)
Dave “Mort” Martin (Family Ganesh)
Gabrielle Patterson (2012 City Representative, Individual World Poetry Slam)
Jason Adams (We’ve Got Powers, Indy Fringe 2012)
J.L. Kato (Author, Shadows Set In Concrete)

With Special Guest Spynn Carnahan (Scratch Uncorporated), Hang On I Got This: America’s Slowest Growing Quiz Show,  and announcing a brand new Artist in Residence for 2013.

Featuring Encyclopedia Show Indianapolis regulars:
Curator and Host Erin Livingston (Indianapolis Poetry Slam)
Official Fact Checker Tony Brewer (Editor, The Same Page Literary Services)
Chris The Intern Aaron Henze (Stage/Film/Commercial Actor)
Sound Engineer Sean Patrick McDaniel (Indianapolis Jazz Festival)
Artistic Director Hayley Sampsel McDaniel (Encyclopedia Show Indianapolis 2012 Artist In Residence)

The Best of Series One is sponsored by:

Help My Mac                          http://www.helpmymac.com
Kay Cleaning Services         http://www.kaycleaning.weebly.com
Lazy Daze Coffee House      http://www.lazydazecoffeehouse.com
ReTULLEd                              http://www.retulled.com
Roll With It Bakery             http://www.rollwithitbakery.net
Roscoe’s Tacos                       http://www.roscoestacos.com

About The Encyclopedia Show
Winner of a 2009 Orgie Theatre Award, The Encyclopedia Show concept is brought to you from the quirky minds of Chicago poets and producers Robbie Q Telfer and Shanny Jean Maney.  The Encyclopedia Show showcases visual art, comedy, music and spoken word on a wide variety of subjects related to a chosen topic. For each show a new topic is picked at random from the encyclopedia and assignments are sent to a diverse group of writers, artists, poets and performers.

Encyclopedia Shows have popped up all across the nation, even as far away as Seoul, South Korea.  The Indianapolis debut took place October 19, 2010 at the Indy Fringe Theater with a cast of local and notable artists, musicians, poets, and performers of all persuasions.

Find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/EncyclopediaShowIndianapolis
For more information on the original Encyclopedia Show www.encyclopediashow.com