Emily Gable

Emily is an alumnus of Public Allies, and is involved with the Indianapolis collective, Know No Stranger. What do you do when you're sick of your peers complaining that your city lacks creative capital? You found your own arts collective and focus on wacky puppetry, of course. That's precisely the route that the creators of Know No Stranger, an Indianapolis-based performance collective, took back in 2009. The group showcases puppetry with an improvisational flair—not to mention massive, steampunk-esque scenery and props. As Brandon Schaaf, one of Know No Stranger's members, tells Creators, the collective describes its aesthetic as having a "pervading sense of whimsy and inclusion, plus a style of kind-hearted, absurdist humor."