Posts Tagged ‘Fort Fringe’

The FringeCasting Couch #4 – With Capital Fringe founder/CEO Julianne Brienza and COO Peter Korbel

Capital Fringe founder and CEO Julianne Brienza discusses the former A.V. Ristorante Italiano, the crumbling New York Ave. NW landmark that has served as "Fort Fringe," the festival's headquarters and key performance complex, for six years. This year's festival will be the last in this location. Later, Capital Fringe COO Peter Korbel joins the conversation [...]

Hip Shot: A Commedia Romeo and Juliet

Fort Fringe — The Shop
Remaining Performances:
Sunday, July 14, 6:15 PM
Saturday, July 20, 9:00 PM
Sunday, July 21, 9:00 PM
Wednesday, July 24, 10:15 PM
Sunday, July 28, 6:30 PM
They say: "Shakespeare's story of poetry-spouting lovers, squabbling fathers and dim-witted servants draws heavily on Commedia dell’Arte. The masks, acrobatics and humor from the Italian Comedy make the tragic turns cut [...]

Fringe, at the Center

Wherever the Capital Fringe Festival is, people keep wondering where it's going. "Can Fringe grow up?" Washington City Paper asked in 2010. "Could Fringe Festival go mainstream?" pondered the Washington Post a year later.
If you spent any time at the seventh Capital Fringe Festival, which wrapped up Sunday, it was clear that it did, and clear [...]

Video: Fringe Critics and Artists Engage in BARE-KNUCKLED, Nuanced, NO-HOLDS-BARRED, Respectful, BLOODY-MINDED Discourse!

The Capital Fringe Festival takes Mondays off, but the lack of scheduled performances doesn't leave us wanting for work.
Senior members of the Fringe & Purge Action News and Commentary Squad yesterday convened before a huge fireplace at Fort Fringe to have a red-tinted, measured, nuanced, insightful discussion about theater criticism as it relates to both [...]

On the Fringe: The Shop

Behold The Shop, the newest of three stages located inside the Fort Fringe complex. Though fatigued after two sleepless days of prep, producing artistic director Scot McKenzie agreed to talk to us about the theater-in-the-round once used as a storeroom for salsicce.
Shot and edited by Matt Bevilacqua.

On the Fringe: Fort Fringe

Welcome to On the Fringe, Fringe & Purge's video series in which we visit some of the venues—new and old, air-conditioned and un—-at the  Capital Fringe Festival.
For our inaugural post, we looked at Fort Fringe, the former A.V. Ristorante Italiano at 607 New York Ave. NW, now serving as the festival's headquarters. While cutting up [...]

Critical Mass: The Unbearable Lateness of Being a Fringegoer and Other Matters

In Which Three WCP Theater Critics Set Out To Discuss Matters of Pressing Import, But Get Stuck Bitching About Draconian Late-Seating Policies, Tapped Kegs and The Fact That The Apothecary is HOT AS BALLS.
Glen Weldon: All right, Graham. Klimek.  It's about time we blew the lid off a subject that THE MAN doesn't want [...]

Once More Into the Breach (Of Manners, Taste and Other Norms)

Ah, 'tis truly the Fringe season: The performances haven't started yet, but the newest round of Button-bitching has!

Video: Fringe Opening Night Party!

This past Thursday, the stars, architects and friends of Fringe converged under the Baldacchino for an evening of romance and revelry. Watch in awe as a gaggle of performers spill the beans on their upcoming shows.
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Live Blogging: Fort Fringe Photos

Curtain time is drawing nearer and nearer, and you can smell the excitement (and stress) here at Fort Fringe.  Or maybe that's just the faint odor of parmesan cheese that still lingers like an olfactory ghost in the corridors and kitchens of this former Italian restaurant.  Either way, I have to say it's kind of [...]