Posts Tagged ‘Julianne Brienza’

Capital Fringe Readies its New Home for First Performance

Here's how Fringe is turning a sparse gallery space into a quirky, theater-ready venue.

Pay Your Last Respects to Fort Fringe—and Shoot Zombies

Launch Nerf darts at actors and explore the rotting old Capital Fringe HQ this Halloween.

Capital Fringe Closes on Its New Home

It's official: The midsummer performance festival is moving to Trinidad.

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 [...]

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 [...]

Capital Fringe’s Julianne Brienza Might Be a Genius

In February, at a D.C. Council oversight hearing for the District's arts commission, Julianne Brienza did this:
"We can't get the appropriate amount of money in the District of Columbia," said the executive director of the Capital Fringe Festival, the scrappy and now massive unjuried performing arts festival that takes over the Mount Vernon Square area each [...]

Arts Roundup: Theater Barn Edition

Google maps the Smithsonian! [AP via Huffington Post]
Tareq Salahi is gonna git that Journey guitarist who stole his wife, by God! [DCist]
In an interview, Capital Fringe Executive Director Julianne Brienza floats the idea of an affordable "theater barn" for D.C.'s performing-arts scene [Huffington Post]

If D.C. Funding Shrinks, Will Capital Fringe Move to Maryland?

There was a lot of pathos at yesterday's D.C. Council oversight hearing for the city's cash-strapped arts commission ("the arts form human connections") and no shortage of good economic sense (arts create jobs, improve neighborhoods, and assist local businesses). So much of both, in fact, coming from more than 20 D.C. arts administrators, that after [...]

Troupe Movements: Has D.C.’s Dance Scene Given Up on Fringe?

If winning a “best of” award at the Capital Fringe Festival were really important to a performing artist, the category to enter this year was dance. In what should have been an even-odds contest, DC Aerial Collective’s UPHeaval ended up tying with an all-female modern dance show called SHE.
Those were the only entrants.
Dance participation in the [...]

Expert Analysis: I Don’t Think It’s Really Such a Big-Ass Deal that the Capital Fringe Festival Is Raising Ticket Prices

The Sixth Annual Capital Fringe Festival will see the 17-day, 100-plus-show bacchanal’s first price hike. While the cost to performing artists to apply to the festival has more than doubled risen significantly since 2006—to $850 $750 last year, including a $175 insurance fee—ticket prices had held firm at $15 a performance, with a number of [...]