Posts Tagged ‘julianne brienza’

Mason Jarred: Was a Piece About Freemasons Too Fringey for Capital Fringe?

Andy Baroch had a pencil sharpener shaped like the Washington Monument in one hand, and a hammer in the other.
As he pummeled the tiny obelisk into the grass by the Capitol Reflecting Pool, the hammer’s head flew off. The mini-monument stayed intact, though covered in dirt. “This gives me no pleasure,” he said, as the [...]

We’ve Got to Get Out of This Place: Notes on Capital Fringe’s Last Year at the Fort

“We want the cops to come,” Julianne Brienza boasted to the audience at the Baldacchino Gypsy Tent Bar Sunday night, as she prepared to announce the ninth Capital Fringe Festival’s award winners. “We want them to try to shut us down.”
But five hours later—still an hour before the beer garden closed its gates on New [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Fringe & PurgeCast #2: With Capital Fringe Founding Executive Director Julianne Brienza

I sat down the Captial Fringe co-founder and Executive Director Julianne Brienza last night in a heavily-trafficked supply room just off of Fort Fringe's kitchen to get the skinny on replacing the storm-damaged Baldacchino Gypsy Tent, the shifting demographics of Fringe artist participation, experimental new show formats, and lots else.
The sounds of doors slamming [...]

Fringe, Purged: Year of the Woman?

It was a Capital Fringe Festival in which technically impressive shows—whether the technique on offer was digital or manual—were the talk of the Baldacchino Gypsy Tent Bar.
It was a festival that cost more to attend than in prior years, at least until a withering heat wave inspired a $12 weekend ticket special.
And if it didn't [...]

Receipt Wisdom: Are Tickets to Fringe Shows Too Damn High?

There's an invaluable, hotly pursued commodity at the Capital Fringe Festival this year, and it isn't nudity, air conditioning, or a properly carbonated draft beer.
It's the swing voters, you might say. Civilians. People who appreciate, but do not participate in the making of, theater. Normals.
Besides presenting unconventional or unfinished work that perhaps doesn't lend itself to [...]

Play the Match Game Match Game!

A fun game to delight ladies and gentlemen both young and old, if of a sporting disposition: Try to match Andrew Bossi's must-see photos of Friday night's Julianne Brienza-starring edition of The Match Game DC to each moment of gameplay, as faithfully reported by Fringe and Purge. (If you were following us on Twitter @FringePurge, [...]

Julianne and the Numbers

Capital Fringe Festival Executive Director Julianne Brienza does the numbers at the 2010 festival's closing-night party, Sunday, July 25.

The (cough) Morning After

Capital Fringe Festival 2010, hazily, lovingly remembered.