Visitors to DC’s new waterfront area this July will find themselves amidst the 2018 Capital Fringe Festival crowd. Capital Fringe announced today that their upcoming festival (July 7 – 28) will be performed in DC’s southwest waterfront area. Venues already announced are Arena Stage, Blind Whino SW Arts Clubs, Westminster Church, and two 80-seat performance tents on 4th Street SW.
The move will allow construction of Phase II of their Logan Fringe Arts Space, which, when completed, will feature two performing spaces, both completely sound proofed, a scene shop, kitchen for food service, an indoor bar and outdoor beer garden to their headquarters near the H Street area.
Capital Fringe reminds performers that the application process for next year’s festival starts today, and ends January 16, 2018. Two free “How to Fringe” sessions are being held November 20 and December 10.
In addition to the self-produced performances, Capital Fringe will be producing two shows: O Monsters by the New Paradise Laboratories, a nationally and internationally acclaimed experimental performance ensemble from Philadelphia, BAROCOCO, a world-premiere production by local visual theatre company, Happenstance Theatre plus a number of new works through their Writing Refreshed program.
“We are seeking scripts that explore an old story in a new, surprising, or inventive way. The selected scripts will be fully developed and presented in repertory, receiving 5-7 performances during the Fringe Festival at Arena Stage, the Mead Center for American Theater,” Fringe announced. That RFP process begins today as well. Details are here.