The seventh annual Capital Fringe Festival continues to build on the success of previous years. This year, more shows (130 vs. 124) yielded more than 100 added performances (737 vs. 637). Audiences bought 2,000 more tickets (29,000 sold vs. last year’s 27,000), despite the uptick in single ticket prices ($17 vs. $15 plus service fees.) […]
To see Matt Ward enjoying a microbrew and casual conversation under the Baldacchino Gypsy Bar’s tent on Saturday night, you might not guess he was fighting for his life less than an hour before.
Ryan is sitting at the corner table of the Baldacchino Tent’s outdoor patio, sipping from a blackberry Izze soda, when his animated conversation allows.
Sarah Taurchini aptly describes her visit to the Fringe Festival’s Baldacchino Gypsy Tent Bar tent on Saturday afternoon as “a social call.”
Hunter talks with Capital Fringe co-founder and Executive Director, Julianne Brienza The Capital Fringe Festival is a marathon of organized chaos, made up of hundreds of artists working hard and playing hard every day in July. But some days are quieter, with a little time to kick back and appreciate the scene.
LA fusion dance troupe MashUp Contemporary Dance Company spices up Gala Theater with Inanimate Thoughts, an hour-long showcase of choreographed power, precision, and artistry set to an eclectic, electro-tinged score.
Jason is nursing a carbonated beverage when I approach him. A light rain is starting to fall, but it hasn’t dampened his spirits. “I feel really good,” he says. “We had a nice turnout tonight, and people really seem to like it.”
Melissa is riding a post-show high when I bump into her at the Tent. She’s just gotten done with a performance of We Tiresias. “This is my third Fringe in a row, and my second Fringe working with the wonderful Stephen Spotswood, the playwright of our piece,” she explains. Melissa and Stephen met when they […]
It’s unclear whether Chris Schwartz’s hat is keeping him cool in this hot weather, but he wears it well. He’s standing on the main deck of the Fort Fringe bar, chatting and enjoying a drink between shows. “I’m seeing a lot,” he says. “I saw ten shows in the first three days of the festival.”
I bump into the Antichrist on the sidewalk patio. She’s trying out the new table service at Fringe. “I’m the devil’s daughter, to be exact,” says Maya. “It’s my first time playing the Antichrist. Some would say it’s not a stretch.”
Can art be made about artists? It can be done, but it has to be done cleverly and creatively. It has to show the artist in a new light: either by humanizing him or finding some other way to help us answer the question “why should I care?” It should not, ever, be a masturbatory […]
TD Smith doesn’t do any juggling in his role as Capitano in this year’s Faction of Fools Fringe show, Tales of Marriage and Mozzarella, but he’s still got multiple balls in the air. TD is one of many Fringe artists who perform in more than one show simultaneously; he also plays the lead role in […]