Posts Tagged ‘Capital Fringe’

Fort Fringe Gets a Makeover

Each spring, when Capital Fringe is nigh, CEO Julianne Brienza and her team give the festival’s New York Avenue NW headquarters the gritty, performance-art-geek equivalent of an extreme home makeover. Far beyond a little sprucing up or a fresh coat of paint, Fort Fringe gets an updated new color scheme, branding concept, and even a [...]

Capital Fringe Will Move to Trinidad, Taking Over Connersmith Gallery

When D.C. gallerist Leigh Conner bought an auto body shop in Trinidad in 2007 for $1.4 million, she admitted that the beat-up, 12,000-square-foot building wasn't "sexy-looking." "Every day I go over there, I'm excited and nauseated by the process we're going through," she told the Post of her plans to gut and remake the building into the home of one [...]

What the Next Fort Fringe Could Look Like

For years, it’s been clear that the Capital Fringe Festival couldn’t stick around its scrappy, aberrantly cheap campus near Mount Vernon Square forever: The land, owned by Douglas Development, is simply too valuable. Now the festival is finally making plans to move, and will abandon the current Fort Fringe by the end of the year.
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Arts Roundup: Barracuda Edition

D.C. Film Office says the government shutdown is screwing with movie productions in town. [Washingtonian]
Watch Dismemberment Plan cover Heart's "Barracuda." [AV Club]
Tickets for fallFringe go on sale. [Post]
Misun drops a new song. [All Things Go]
14th Street NW mural painted over. [Post]
Betty White gets her own wax statue at Madame Tussauds. [AP]
A report from the PEN/Faulkner [...]

Duel Purpose: For Fight Choreographer Robb Hunter, Bleeding Is Fundamental

Robb Hunter likes to give his neighbors a heads up before he starts firing automatic weapons in his house.
He’ll call up his neighbor, Carolyn, who runs a wind-chime business out of her home in their Fairfax neighborhood, and say, “‘I’m testing a fully automatic machine gun up here. Tell me if you can hear this.’ [...]

Arts Roundup: Helen Hayes Awards Shakeup Edition

Big local theater companies would like to see the Helen Hayes Awards divided into tiers for small and large companies. [Post]
Capital Fringe Festival adds site-specific works to the mix. [Capital Fringe via Survey Monkey]
Clearly writing for white, well-to-do theatergoers, Chris Henley assures D.C. Theatre Scene readers that Anacostia Playhouse is not dangerous. [D.C. Theatre Scene]
Stereogum shows [...]

ToDo ToDay: Julia Holter! Cigarette! Fringe! (Oh, and Honey Boo Boo)

Now that anyone with a laptop and vocal chords can record a few sad wails and upload them to SoundCloud, the singer-songwriter scene is getting pretty crowded. Yet Julia Holter stands alone in her jagged songwriting style, which oscillates somewhere between plucky and provoked. Tonight, the L.A. native brings her avant-pop experimentation to Sixth & [...]

Capital Fringe: The Venn Diagram

The Capital Fringe Festival, D.C.’s most consistent dispenser of kooky theater and performance, recently announced its full 2013 lineup. The annual gathering starts July 11 with 129 plays that take off their clothes, slap around Shakespeare, dance awkwardly, commit murder, and take off their clothes again. It’s all very, well, Fringe.
The people who make Capital [...]

Fringe & Purge Wants You

The Fringe & Purge Action News and Commentary Squad is once again looking for a few good women and men to write reviews of Fringe shows. No experience necessary, though we will ask you to follow this format—and if you want to read this helpful manifesto on How to Make Criticism written by a [...]

Arts Roundup: Crowdfunding and Famous People Edition

National Theatre gets its own Broadway series—a big move for the long-struggling theater, now under new management. [Post]
Capital Fringe shows increasingly rely on crowdfunding... [Washington Business Journal]
...and the Smithsonian launches its first major crowdfunding campaign—for the forthcoming yoga exhibit at Freer/Sackler—today. [Freer/Sackler]
Kelly Rowland breaks down at last weekend's Fillmore show. [Post]
At Savoy Elementary School, Michelle Obama [...]

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