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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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 [...]
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]
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 [...]
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 [...]
And you thought Fringe was just a summertime thing. Nope! From November 4-21, you can catch some of your favorite Fringe shows, or see the shows you had on your list but just weren't able to get to, or check out what the hell this festival is about anyway without the fear of melting in [...]
Lisa Carr made the most of her $300 all-access pass to Capital Fringe this year. After seeing an impressive 47 shows–just over three per day–she won the Fringe Fanatic award. "If Fringe were a major I could give classes," she writes on the Fringe website. Due in part to her "stupendous loyalty to Fringe," Carr [...]
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