– by guest writer Harv Lester – I routinely search out new cast albums for musical theater shows. I have what I once thought was a very large cast album collection – between 900 and 1,000 cast recordings – until I recently did a show with someone who has three times as many. Even though […]
by guest writers Robert Michael Oliver (director) and Elizabeth Bruce (author) Oliver: I think of this show as a sort of grand experiment. I’ve done poetry in performance before, and this time I really wanted to try prose in performance. When I landed on doing Elizabeth’s fiction, these short little pieces, I thought they were […]
– by guest writer Laura Zam – For several years, I had been wanting to write a comedy about the long-term effects of my own childhood sexual abuse. I know, this subject is a riot! But that’s what I do: I write comedies about horrible subject matter. I do this not to trivialize, but to […]
– by guest writer Colin K. Bills – dog & pony dc’s A Killing Game (or AKG) is an absurdist-play-meets-party-game promising the most fun you’ll ever have dying. The show, and the game within it, begins with the outbreak of a deadly disease wherein EVERYONE – the performers and the audience – dies. Led by […]
– by guest writer David Dudley – Like many world-changing ideas, the notion to create a rock opera based on the War of 1812 came upon us after a few drinks. This was in the early 1990s, when I was renting a room from my friend and bandmate Dave Israel in his rowhouse on Baltimore’s […]
– by guest writer Kelly Weckesser – It all began with an obsession of the human head. The collaborative process of creating heady collectables stemmed from Deep Vision Dance Company’s shared curiosity about head gestures. Look around, one simple head tilt expresses many thoughts and feelings. Imagine the inquisitive inclination of a puppy’s head when […]
– by guest writer Stephen Mead – George Bernard Shaw said “Imagination is the best scene-painter.” Sometimes people say they prefer radio to TV because the pictures are better. When you use your imagination to create a scene, stimulated by the words of a great writer, what you see in your head can be more […]
— by guest writer Meghan Long — Do you ever wonder where your sh%t comes from? Those in the theatre community are no stranger to Mike Daisey. His engaging and epic work has spanned a vast array of topics – from the highs and lows of the American Theatre (How Theatre Failed America) to Burning […]
— by guest writer Henry “Duke” Ryan — I admit it, I am an addicted writer. If I don’t write, I get nervous, upset, irritable. So one day, with nothing to write I thought, “how about a play for an actress friend. It will start with her asking for a divorce, while her husband is […]
Tickets to an Event –the Fringe is on the Streets of DC – by Graham Pilato – This was a vision we had back in early 2012. Chinatown, H and 7th Streets, NW DC, late afternoon on a weekend.
– by guest writer Kevin Rodden – RFK: 45 years after and we still can’t forget him President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was shot and killed 50 years ago. His brother, Robert Francis Kennedy, died 45 years ago this summer. To commemorate these dual national tragedies, Philadelphia’s New City Stage Company brings Jack Holmes’ RFK to the […]
— by Lauren R. Alexander — After a wildly successful production of Naomi Iizuka’s Polaroid Stories at American University in November 2012, Blind Pug Arts Collective picked up the opportunity to remount this show at the 2013 Capital Fringe Festival.