Posts Tagged ‘Capital Fringe’

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 [...]

Arts Roundup: Theater Bailout Edition

Odd: The Arlington County Board gives Signature Theatre a $250,000 grant to cover its outstanding tax debts. [ARLnow]
Daft Punk's Random Access Memories is so-so—but sounds better at U Street Music Hall, writes Chris Richards. [Post]
What to look forward to at this year's Capital Fringe: more beer, barbecue sandwiches, cardboard art [Post]

Where Will Capital Fringe Move, and What Will It Become?

At the close of last year's Capital Fringe festival, Executive Director Julianne Brienza was saying what had always seemed inevitable: Fringe's time in Mount Vernon Square was running out. At the time, the scrappy, massive theater festival was operating under the assumption that 2013 would be its last summer in its ramshackle campus at 6th [...]

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