Being genderqueer or part of the LGBTQIAA* community in the Theater world is nothing new and usually accepted without much question. To be part of that same world and out about it in the Teaching field is not as frequent, nor is it encouraged. Enter code switching stage left!
Perfecting the Kiss. A Capital Fringe Peek
Perfecting the Kiss came into the world almost on a dare. Sometime around the turn of the millennium, I was at a brunch for theater folk and someone (I can’t recall who) pondered aloud, “why has no one written a Noises Off! for Off-Off-Broadway?” Why, indeed…? Around that time, my dear friend and collaborator, Paula […]
Dangerous When Wet: Booze, Sex, and My Mother. A Capital Fringe Peek
My interior critic sounds like Jackie Hoffman as Mamacita and for years she grimly told me I’d never be a writer or performer. My exterior champion Mama Jean—part Auntie Mame, part Mama Rose—relentlessly chanted, “you should be a writer, that’s what you should be doing!” When I put down the bottle I finally silenced Mamacita […]
Tragical Comical Fools Game explained. A CapFringe peek
Have you ever watched “The Good Place” on Netflix? The Tragical Comical Fool’s Game is kind of like that, but with Shakespearean characters. Last year, five graduate students (studying Shakespeare at the aptly named Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-Upon-Avon) were tasked with creating an hour long play “inspired by Shakespeare.” The final product was The Tragical […]
PolySHAMory, for women who find themselves in a pickle
Carrie Fisher once said to “take your broken heart and make it art.” I aim to live by these words, which is why all of my solo shows have been derived from my real life experiences–experiences so crazy that fiction can’t even compare.
David Rodwin: How a holdup and online dating brought him to Fringe
Four years ago I was held up at gunpoint an hour after my girlfriend broke up with me. That’s how my show begins. I didn’t realize it was the beginning of a show at the time – much less a comedy – I was just happy my grandma taught me if I were ever mugged […]
Usually fearless Aubri O’Connor gets ready for a terrifying show at Fringe, 50 Ways to Date Your Aubrey
I’m going to be honest with you guys – I’m scared out of my mind to do this Fringe show, 50 Ways to Date Your Aubrey.
The night we all remember from 2016: This Historic Night at Capital Fringe
On November 8, 2016, I was watching MSNBC cover what would become one of the most shocking moments in our nation’s history. That election felt like a catastrophe. The future had never seemed so dark or uncertain.
Creators of Fringe game show Movie Magic Live! want to help DC lighten up
Movie Magic Live! answer our questions. Where did the idea for your show come from? While the submission process was in progress, my friends at Fringe mentioned that there were quite a few serious shows, exploring very deep topics. I love compelling theater as much as anyone, but I also know that Fringe is better when […]
Elan Zafir’s true story of parent/child separation, Unaccompanied Minor
Actor Elan Zafir answers our questions about his play coming to Capital Fringe, The Unaccompanied Minor. – Tell us about the moment when you said to yourself: I just have to do this! I see my son four times a year. It’s never felt normal. It’s never felt right. Dropping my son off at the airport is an excruciating […]
Meet the Glory Wholes or How to play the game of life, no matter what hand you’re dealt
Joey Maranto answers our questions about Meet the Glory Wholes. Tell us about the moment where you said to yourself: I just have to do this! I developed Meet the Glory Wholes while driving to my dad’s house for Christmas in the mid-2000s with my wife and three young children (need I mention in a minivan?). My […]
A guide to watching modern dance at Capital Fringe by Area Woman
Hello, we are Area Woman – a new performance collective made up of women who love and respect each other, and also love and respect you. We formed when we realized that we liked each other and liked making dances, and why haven’t we been doing this all along?
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