– by guest writer Brynn Tucker – I first got the idea for A Guide to Dancing Naked while dancing naked by myself in my apartment. I said to myself: I do this all the time, and no one knows I do this! Not even my boyfriend who lives with me! I’ve become a professional […]
Capital Fringe: Someone to Watch Over Me
– by guest writer Kevin Finkelstein – Washington, DC is the seat of political power in America. Within these 68 square miles, decisions are formed, mistakes are made, and policies are implemented, all of which affect every American citizen. Yet there is no professional theatre in Washington solely dedicated to government.
Capital Fringe: Disco Jesus and the Apostles of Funk
– by guest writer Vaughn Irving – Who’s the only son of God who really knows how to get it on? It’s Jesus…Disco Jesus.
Capital Fringe: Impossible to Translate But I’ll Try – True-Life Israeli Stories
— Guest writer Noa Baum — I was born and raised in Jerusalem and let me tell you, growing up in Israel is more than Moses and matzos or war. I’ve lived in the USA since 1990 and tour internationally and I am consistently struck by how a tiny place like Israel can generate so […]
Capital Fringe: The Young Olympians & The Most Amazingly Awesome Adventure Ever!
– by guest writer Vanessa Strickland – Debuting in DC this summer, The Young Olympians and the Most Amazingly Awesome Adventure Ever! (aka “YO“) is an all-ages musical with a story rooted in Greek mythology. Drawing inspiration from pop culture classics such as the Goonies and Scooby-Doo, YO features original music, puppets, and fight choreography to […]
Capital Fringe: The D.C. State Players present Agamemnon
— by guest writer Tonee Bollocks — Have you ever seen a show that’s so bad, it somehow becomes good? You might laugh because you can relate to all those horrible moments on stage. You may even cry through the laughter because it’s all just a little too familiar. The D.C. State Players want to […]
Capital Fringe: Thank You for Staring
– Our guest writer is Patrice Gerideau – You are so Ugly… Can you imagine hearing those words everyday of your life? I can. In my twenties, I developed a skin condition, vitiligo, which caused me to lose pigment on the right side of my face. For some time, I wouldn’t look in the mirror, […]
Capital Fringe: Bayou Blues
– Guest writer is Shaina Lynn – Growing up in New Orleans I’ve experienced a unique culture that can be foreign to the rest of America. How we eat, speak, and live is very specific in our culture. We call it “the Spirit of Louisiana.” And in New Orleans, that spirit is that magic you […]
Capital Fringe: Apotheosis
by Guest Writer Jon Jon Johnson This all started on a whim. I’ve always wanted to try my hand at devising a piece. While season planning for Avalanche Theatre Company’s 2012-2013 season, I mentioned this desire to my eternal partner-in-crime, known in the real world as Elizabeth Hansen. At the same time we both thought,”… […]
Capital Fringe: Dance of the Wasp and Spider
– by guest writer Larry E. Blossom – All you have to say is, “Newtown, Aurora, Columbine.” Instantly, as if they have been scorched into a collective memory, we are transported to tragic deaths and horrific violence. And the questions follow: What, or who makes a shooter? Why do neighbors always seem shocked when that […]
Capital Fringe: The Goddess Diaries
– by guest writer Carol Lee Campbell- I created The Goddess Diaries as an experiment after years working as a women’s advocate in the Washington area. In 2008, I joined with a friend and co-produced Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues as a fundraiser for our local church. I loved how it worked on many levels to […]
Capital Fringe: Mark Twain’s Riverboat Extravaganza!
– by guest writer John Hamilton – After wrapping up our first official show The Sleeping Beauty in Summer 2010, director Matt Reckeweg started talking about the future of Pointless Theatre. At the time, it seemed as if our puppet ballet would be our biggest enterprise, but he told me about two shows that he had […]