Author Archive for Joshua Buursma

Hip Shot: Altered Archives

Abstract theater with admiring clarity of vision, exploring the connection between memory and self.

Hip Shot: Interconnected

The script plays like a blank template for family drama.

Hip Shot: Cold As Death: The Lady and the Tyrant

Guillotine Theatre dredges up a mysterious, bloody 17th-century play stuffed with necrophilia, murder, and grave-robbing. Those Jacobeans know how to party.

Hip Shot: Girl Versus Corinth

The Medea myth gets a millenial spin, but a scrambled production and some technical glitches make the show a different kind of Greek tragedy.

Hip Shot: Tammy Faye’s Final Audition

The Christian-TV-star-turned-gay-icon gets her due in a witty imagining of her final moments.

Alex Federman, D.C. Film Presence and Fringeworthy Contributor, 1991-2015

Federman, a lover of local arts who worked all over the D.C. film scene, was killed in a car accident on June 28, at the age of 23.

Hip Shot: Lucretia Borgia: A Play

Spenger – Atlas Performing Arts Center
Remaining Performances:
Tuesday, July 22 at 9:00 p.m.
Friday, July 25 at 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 27 at 4:15 p.m.
They say: Woman moves through expectation and disappointment. Created with Gertrude Stein's text, this play is filled with shadow and intrigue. Can romance exist when a girl is oppressed? Watch her hope, play and [...]

Hip Shot: Dracula. A Love Story.

Mountain – Mount Vernon United Methodist Church
Remaining Performances:
Friday, July 18 at 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 20 at 6:15 p.m.
Thursday, July 24 at 8:15 p.m.
Saturday, July 26 at 10:45 p.m.
They say: He is the gleaming demon of our dreams. His capacity to love exceeds ours. He loves with the force of gravity. He promises eternal life and [...]

Hip Shot: Persephone

Bedroom – Fort Fringe
Remaining Performances:
Thursday, July 17, at 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 20, at 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 24, at 8:15 p.m.
Sunday, July 27, at 7:00 p.m.
They say: A performance art work on the myth of Persephone. Each show is created in collaboration with a different artist, for varying interpretations of worship, sex, autonomy, violation, cycle, [...]

Hip Shot: The Program Assistant

Redrum – Fort Fringe
Remaining Performances:
Tuesday, July 15 at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 19 at 10:45 p.m.
Sunday, July 20 at 3:30 p.m.
Friday, July at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, July at 2:15 p.m.
They Say: Best friends and roommates Laura and Charlie apply for the same job at the State Department. One of them gets it. Then everything goes wrong. A [...]