These are the plays that won’t let go. They are there as I drift off to sleep, or, unbidden, come to me during the day. This happens more often now, as work here slows to a close. You probably have your list of best plays and performances. This is not that list. These seem to […]
2020 Visions. Theatre leaders tell us what lies ahead.
We asked area theatre companies to tell us what they were most looking forward to in 2020. Their answers surprised us! Contributors: 4615 Theatre Company . American Ensemble Theater . American Shakespeare Theatre Company . Arena Stage . Avant Bard Theatre . Brave Spirits Theatre . Capital Fringe . CulturalDC . Folger Theatre . Happenstance […]
Big changes coming to theatres in 2018
The greatest sign of stability in a culture is, paradoxically, its ability to absorb change. There was a collective holding of breath when Joy Zinoman announced her retirement in 2009; could Studio stand the absence of its only Artistic Director? We needn’t have worried. Studio’s fine, and so are we.
Capital Fringe Festival moves to the waterfront next July; performer apps open today
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 […]
Capital Fringe head asks “If every theatre in town is operating full-tilt in July, is there a need for a Fringe festival anymore?”
For the past 12 years, DC’s Capital Fringe Festival provides performance space and resources to small theatre companies, solo and performance artists, dance troupes, musicians, and more. Founder and Chief Executive Officer Julianne Brienza, has managed the festival since its inception, including overseeing a major shift in location from a rented space near the Convention […]
Fringe POP Private (review)
It’s delightful that Capital Fringe has its own dedicated, permanent theater spaces these days—because it’s the perfect place to take in an innovative, avant-garde arthouse-style show like POP Private.
My won’t-miss shows for this season
If you’re like me, you’ve already done your Christmas shopping, filled out your budget for the next fiscal year, and made arrangements for your final repose after The Event Which Awaits Us All occurs. Now it’s time for something much more difficult: planning your theater season.
POE, TIMES TWO
Fear is one of the hardest feelings to convey in the emotional panoply of the theater, but POE, TIMES TWO, a solo retelling of two Edgar Allan Poe short stories, grabs the audience by the guts and pulls.
soft animal. hideous heart (review)
Sure, soft animal. hideous heart it is a bit strange. A hodgepodge of dance, guitar, and storytelling, but it is completely engaging. And moving.
Fringe Binge says – remember the music
Reminder – there’s still more Capital Fringe 2015. Catch the last shows in Extension Week this weekend. Here, Fringe Binge remembers hanging out in the bar (which Fringe Bing names “the Best in DC”) and catching the music. This closing weekend, DJ’s will be spinning sounds at Fringe. Aug 1 — Saturday I tried to […]
Capital Fringe extensions and Pick of the Fringe Awards announced
July 26, 2015 — At tonight’s closing celebration for the 2015 Capital Fringe, results were announced for the Pick of the Fringe Audience Awards and the Special Director Award. This is the first year for the Capital Fringe Extension Week (July 29 to August 6) during which 12 shows received a total of 31 additional […]
DanceEthos with The West Shore Piano Trio at Capital Fringe
Imaginative choreography collides with extraordinary emotions in Dance Ethos with The West Shore Piano Trio. Artistic director Tiffany Haughn’s collaboration with several local, innovative dance visionaries, allowed her to curate an enlightening, riveting, touching contemporary dance show. Elaborately crafted movements connected the audience to each ensemble member as the body of work explored a wide […]
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