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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Elan Zafir’s true story of parent/child separation, Unaccompanied Minor by Guest Writer

Actor Elan Zafir answers our questions about his play coming to Capital Fringe, The Unaccompanied Minor. – Tell us about the moment when you said to yourself: I just have to do thi…

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Black Confederates at Fringe. The Civil War nearly lost, the Confederacy turns to African-American men for deliverance by Guest Writer

Black Confederates have long been considered a minor historical footnote, and even a debatable one at that. What isn’t open to debate is the fact that there were some 4 million Blacks …

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Love in Three Scenes at Capital Fringe. Love in the age of rage – possible? by Guest Writer

John Lanou wrote Love in Three Scenes to explore “love in the age of rage.”The piece could stir controversy (on both the right and the left) as it tackles Muslim-American patriotism,…

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Monday, July 2, 2018

What it means to be fully human: Isadora Duncan: Landscapes of the Soul at Capital Fringe by Guest Writer

Word Dance Theater hasn’t done a Fringe since 2008 so I wanted to do it this year.  We always meet new people and pick up new audiences. Also, I like the “low tech” quality of the Fri…

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Hexagon 2018: Tweet Land of Liberty. A satirical look at the insanity of 2018 by Guest Writer

First, how we got here: In November 1955, a group of young Washingtonians and a former member of the then-all-male Princeton Triangle Club decided to put on a show devoted to “pure fun and…

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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Fringe Peek: Hawaii Nei. How an Hawaiian Queen captured the heart of its writer by Guest Writer

I fell in love with Hawaii in 1997 when my first wife and I took a vacation there.  You might say my love of Hawaii outlasted my first marriage.  But that’s another story. In 1998, I bou…

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Ghosts’ director on creating a haunting Fringe show. by Guest Writer

I first encountered the script for Ghosts by Elford Alley, when I was applying as a director for a Halloween one-act festival, last year at the Little Theatre of Alexandria. While reading al…

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Monday, December 18, 2017

An actor tells why she supports DC Theatre Scene by Guest Writer

A week doesn’t go by that I don’t read something interesting, informative or helpful about the theatre community in DC Theatre Scene.  Times are truly chilling when accusations …

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Friday, September 8, 2017

How to land a role at Shakespeare Theatre by Dante’s Beatrice by Guest Writer

Having lived my life in relative obscurity, I now find myself on the brink of celebrity. My early kittenhood was full of sadness, even tragedy. I was found stuffed in a downspout. My fur had…

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Hurricane Harvey’s impact on Houston’s theatres and how you can help by Guest Writer

While theatre communities across the nation were enjoying their dark Monday, Houston, Texas’ theatre community was in the middle of a natural disaster. As Hurricane Harvey continued to…

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Zack and David’s Capital Fringe BINGO boards ready to play this weekend by Guest Writer

It’s that time of year again! That most glorious time each summer when for one magical week the Capital Fringe festival is extended. It’s a great chance to see the hit Fringe shows you …

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

FRINGE FRIENDS: Making Friends at Capital Fringe by Guest Writer

Some people find the Fringe festival to be an intimidating environment. Sure there’s a ton of great art and stuff going on, but how can one truly connect with the people behind the art and…

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Think Before You Holla (Capital Fringe review) by Guest Writer

Ally Theatre Company’s second-ever production is radically different from the first, Miz Martha Washington, a darkly comedic historical play. Conceived and directed by Taylor Reynolds from…

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

My Lack of a Social Life (Capital Fringe review) by Guest Writer

Douglas Stafford is a very talented juggler. If that is an interest of yours, if you like juggling, and you’ve got an hour, then you may like this show. Stafford is pretty good as a magici…

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There Ain’t No More (Capital Fringe review) by Guest Writer

Willie Carlisle is an astonishing performer, and if I were only reviewing his performance of mountain folk music, I’d recommend this show with the entirety of my full heart. Guitar, banjo,…

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Help Me, Wanda! by Guest Writer

Toni Rae Salmi is an actor seen frequently on DC stages, most recently “enjoyably grand” in Perfect Arrangement at Source Festival. In Help Me, Wanda!, she belts out a rockin&…

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Proper Care of the Peace Lily (Capital Fringe review) by Guest Writer

There are no absolutes in Proper Care of the Peace Lily. In this 100 minute performance, everything exists in relation: analogies, power differentials, and those actual familial relations t…

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Exit, Pursued by a Bear (Capital Fringe review) by Guest Writer

Exit, Pursued by a Bear, produced by Barabbas Theatre for their 2017 CapFringe entry and directed by Kevin O’Connell, is a welcome DC introduction to Lauren Gunderson’s pithy, rat…

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The Regulars (Capital Fringe review) by Guest Writer

By far the best show I have seen at Fringe so far this year, The Regulars will have you laughing in your seat, squealing at insider “DC” jokes and dancing in the aisles, (Really, be pr…

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Dancing Through Life…By the Way (Capital Fringe review) by Guest Writer

Dancing Through Life…By the Way is a one-man show starring Christopher Bennett. No director is credited in the Playbill, but it appears that Mr. Bennett did the majority of the heavy lift…

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SHINKA (Capital Fringe review) by Guest Writer

The post World War II Japanese dance theatre form, Butoh, is traditionally performed in white body make-up. Slow controlled movement, body tension and muscular involvement may rely on elabor…

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Repentance (Capital Fringe review) by Guest Writer

A light night of theater Repentance is not. In one uninterrupted dialogue that unfolds over the course of 90 minutes, Repentance tells a story of mental anguish, power games and abuse. N…

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The Heroes’ Tale (Capital Fringe review) by Guest Writer

Four black men in their forties sit around a chess game in Dupont Circle park in 1980. They open the show singing barbershop-quartet style, an upbeat song about themselves: They are the 1342…

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Kara Sevda (Capital Fringe review) by Guest Writer

Let’s get this part out of the way quickly: Lisa VillaMil’s Kara Sevda (at Shopkeepers through July 22) is an exhilarating piece of theater, masterfully and assuredly directed by Kat H…

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

’round Fringe: two sleuths crack the case of cheesy pizza by Guest Writer

KOENIGSBERG – It started off a day just like any other. My colleague and I had just finished a performance of our play I’m Margaret Thatcher, I Is! at Atlas’s Lab II venue (plug pl…

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[email protected] (Capital Fringe review) by Guest Writer

Internet addiction is no laughing matter. However, for the talented team now lighting up the stage at the Sprenger Theatre at Atlas, the Internet–and all the craziness it has produced–is…

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Aflight (Capital Fringe review) by Guest Writer

There is no doubt in my mind that Jane Franklin Dance’s Aflight brings something special to Fringe. Usually based in Arlington, this group blends music, dance, and visual art in a way th…

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Garbage Person Karaoke (Capital Fringe review) by Guest Writer

Over the 65-minute run time of Caroline Bennett’s Garbage Person Karaoke, there are moments of painful comedy and bitter emotional connections with that specific kind of heartbreak that k…

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Show Business 101 (Capital Fringe review) by Guest Writer

Welcome to show business! And welcome to this comedy revue where four talented actors burst on and off the stage offering send-ups of various show biz situations, real and imaginary. Geoffre…

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LIFE: A Comic Opera in Three Short Acts (Capital Fringe review) by Guest Writer

LIFE: A Comic Opera in Three Short Acts is neither quite an opera nor a musical; it is not a really a comedy or a drama. It’s a bit of everything, using classical music, Broadway, doo-wop…

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The Laramie Project (Capital Fringe review) by Guest Writer

One of the most frequently performed plays in America today, The Laramie Project, is now on view at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, where the bare stage of the Lang Theatre has been transf…

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