Posts Tagged ‘Nu Sass Productions’

Hip Shot: The Paper Game

This political sci-fi tale pits intrepid heroes against a slimy white guy in a suit in a "Game" that's played to — what else? — the death.

Hip Shot: Stone Tape Party

Atlas Performing Arts Center: Sprenger
Remaining Performances:
Thursday, July 17 at 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 20 at 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 24, at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 26, at 12:30 p.m.
They say: Sex, drugs, jazz: y'know, the classic ghost story. In a house of misanthropes where the party never stops, Dusty has finally decided to leave the past behind. Too bad the [...]

Reconnaissance Mission: Stone Tape Party

"Frustratingly, a majority of our plays have been written by men," sighs Aubri O'Connor, an actor whose face has become familiar to Capital Fringe audiences. When she and her friend Emily Todd co-founded Nu Sass Productions five years ago, the whole idea was to advance and promote the work of female theatre artists. "And then [...]

Sweet and Lo-Fi: At Fringe, Inspiration and Professionalism Aren’t Always Found in the Same Place

Eight years into the Capital Fringe Festival’s DIY incursion into D.C. theater, we’ve more or less got a handle on what “Fringe” means. (Not “featuring nudity,” although that notion is oddly persistent.) The word signals to theatergoers that more will be required of them than in a year-round, professional playhouse—not just a greater tolerance for [...]

Today’s Fringenda: Shakespeare & Shakespeare & Company Edition

The life-sucking humidity has subsided, but the Capital Fringe Festival endures. Tonight's offerings, as recommended by trusted agents of the Fringe & Purge Action News and Commentary Squad—and, disproportionately this time, by me—are heavy on the Shakespeare. I'm of the opinion you can't go wrong with any of these.
Tragedy Averted (Fort Fringe – The Shop, [...]

Hip Shot: 43 and a 1/2: The Greatest Deaths of Shakespeare’s Tragedies

Remaining Performances:
Thursday, July 18, 6:15 p.m.
Sunday, July 21, 4:45 p.m.
Wednesday, July 24, 8:00 p.m.
Friday, July 26, 11:59 p.m.
Saturday, July 27, 7:30 p.m.
They say: "Murder! Suicide! Pie! Oh my! Five actors present the guts, glory and stabby bits of Shakespeare's 43 (and 1/2) greatest tragic deaths. Here the famous question 'To be or not to be?' [...]

Fringe & PurgeCast #13: You Don’t Need a Ticket, You Just Get on Board

No guests! No reporting! Nothing fixed in post! All judgment!

DISCUSSED IN SOME DETAIL: 43 1/2: The Greatest Deaths of Shakespeare's Tragedies; Mark Twain's Riverboat Adventure; The Continuing Adventures of John Blade, Superspy; Fireball XL?; Tickets to an Event.
MENTIONED IN PASSING: Michael Khan, Emily Todd, Moonrise Kingdom, Kubrilesque.

DISCLAIMERS BY THE BOATLOAD: Lindsey Boyle is working [...]

Tonight’s Fringenda: My Plate Is (Man)Too Full Edition

This is it, thrillseekers: The concluding weekend of Capital Fringe VII: The One Before Capital Fringe VIII. There are 45 shows starting between 6 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. this evening (plus the experiment in compressed intimacy BFF at 4:30) so we are almost already behind schedule.
Item! The Fringe & PurgeCast returns this evening, with an [...]

Fringe & PurgeCast #9 — Occupy Capital Fringe

Tommy "Rev. Nuge" Nugent of OCCUPY THIS! Tales of an Accidental Activist and Emily Todd and and Aubri O'Connor of Tent of Dreams: An Occuplay join host Chris Klimek to discuss creating work inspired by the Occupy movement, and the responsibilities artists take on when they choose to become activists themselves.

Fringe & PurgeCast #7 — Say It to My Face

Capital Fringe artists Aubri O'Connor of Nu Sass Productions (Tent of Dreams: An Occuplay) and R.U.X. and Ryan S. Taylor of the Washington Rogues (Mitzi's Abortion) join Fringe & Purge bloggers Joseph Price and Chris Klimek for a discussion of Dr. Science's Science-Time Science-Va-Ganza. Then Aubri and Joseph deliver their critiques of Mitzi's Abortion straight [...]