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Monday, June 24, 2019

Energie. How Anthony Bordain sparked Mark Baughman’s latest rock musical on human transformation by Guest Writer

Energie grew out of the two events I was thinking about over the last year or so. The first was Anthony Bordain’s suicide, and how he seemed to have touched so many people so deeply. He wa…

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Sunday, June 23, 2019

First look: Iphigenia in Splott, a no-holds-barred exposé on life without a ‘safety net’ by Guest Writer

I was on an airplane, flying back to the States from Heathrow.  I had stopped, as is my habit, at the National Theatre Bookstore before heading back, and purchased my weight in playscripts.…

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

First look: Velvet Determination, a musical journey about wrong notes, hard knocks, and the keys to success by Guest Writer

When I was a twenty-two year old classical piano student, I moved from my home in Colorado to New York City to try and get into graduate school at The Manhattan School of Music.  I had alre…

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

First look: Acuña Acuna, a Peruvian’s Journey in America by Guest Writer

Hola, mi nombre is Erick. I was born and raised in Peru, and a couple of years ago I moved to Washington DC to work on a non-profit human rights organization (and do comedy as well). Now I…

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

First look: EyeSOAR, a dance inspired by a neighborhood by Guest Writer

Jane Franklin, Artistic Director, Jane Franklin Dance, thinks about how Amazon’s HQ2 in Virginia might impact her neighbors in EyeSOAR, her latest Capital Fringe show. The idea for EyeSOAR…

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

First Look: The Face Zone, spoken-word vignettes with matching surreal art by Guest Writer

It all started with two overlapping events in childhood. To amuse the five-year-old me, my father drew a face on the inside bottom of a large water thermos that he used for tennis. When you …

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Monday, June 17, 2019

First Look: Kafka’s Metamorphosis: The Musical! by Guest Writer

In Nashville, there’s an Urban Outfitters that used to be an empty warehouse in a sketchy neighborhood where I performed my first adaptation of The Metamorphosis.  It was 2001 (a few week…

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Shakespeare Theatre Company’s 2019/2020 season – Simon Godwin’s announces: new ‘classics’, new children’s musical and 2019’s Free For Al by Guest Writer

William Shakespeare will get two of the six slots in Simon Godwin’s debut season at Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), along with four playwrights never before seen on STC’s stag…

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Lin-Manual Miranda in Puerto Rico. The Hamilton cast pulls off a surprise by Guest Writer

María Celeste Arrarás interviewed Lin-Manuel Miranda in El Dorado, Puerto Rico for “Al Rojo Vivo” the day after the closing night of Hamilton in Puerto Rico, in which Miranda reprised …

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Review: Melancholy Play: A Contemporary Farce at Constellation Theatre Company by Guest Writer

This review was originally published on DC Metro Theater Arts and appears here with permission. In Jonathan Dahm Robertson’s set for Constellation Theatre Company’s production of Sarah R…

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Teacher and genderqueer Capital Fringe performer Al Baker’s personal story by Guest Writer

Being genderqueer or part of the LGBTQIAA* community in the Theater world is nothing new and usually accepted without much question. To be part of that same world and out about it in the Tea…

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Review: This Historic Night at Capital Fringe by Guest Writer

On the simple and appropriately bleak set, Seed Productions presents its premiere of This Historic Night, five short plays wound into one terrific show, written by local DC playwright, Jack …

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Dangerous When Wet: Booze, Sex, and My Mother. A Capital Fringe Peek by Guest Writer

My interior critic sounds like Jackie Hoffman as Mamacita and for years she grimly told me I’d never be a writer or performer. My exterior champion Mama Jean—part Auntie Mame, part Mama …

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Perfecting the Kiss. A Capital Fringe Peek by Guest Writer

Perfecting the Kiss came into the world almost on a dare. Sometime around the turn of the millennium, I was at a brunch for theater folk and someone (I can’t recall who) pondered aloud…

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Tragical Comical Fools Game explained. A CapFringe peek by Guest Writer

Have you ever watched “The Good Place” on Netflix? The Tragical Comical Fool’s Game is kind of like that, but with Shakespearean characters. Last year, five graduate students (studying…

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Friday, July 6, 2018

David Rodwin: How a holdup and online dating brought him to Fringe by Guest Writer

Four years ago I was held up at gunpoint an hour after my girlfriend broke up with me. That’s how my show begins. I didn’t realize it was the beginning of a show at the time – much les…

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PolySHAMory, for women who find themselves in a pickle by Guest Writer

Carrie Fisher once said to “take your broken heart and make it art.” I aim to live by these words, which is why all of my solo shows have been derived from my real life experiences–…

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

The night we all remember from 2016: This Historic Night at Capital Fringe by Guest Writer

On November 8, 2016, I was watching MSNBC cover what would become one of the most shocking moments in our nation’s history. That election felt like a catastrophe. The future had never seem…

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On the Eve at Capital Fringe: What if Joan of Arc made another choice? by Guest Writer

On the Eve wasn’t really a play that I decided to write. I stumbled into it. In 2011 I was nannying on the Upper West Side in New York City, and was slowly feeling that I had lost any semb…

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Usually fearless Aubri O’Connor gets ready for a terrifying show at Fringe by Guest Writer

I’m going to be honest with you guys – I’m scared out of my mind to do this Fringe show, 50 Ways to Date Your Aubrey. Aside from feeling like some self-important, Kardashian-level …

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Creators of Fringe game show Movie Magic Live! want to help DC lighten up by Guest Writer

Movie Magic Live! answer our questions. Where did the idea for your show come from?  While the submission process was in progress, my friends at Fringe mentioned that there were quite a fe…

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Meet the Glory Wholes or How to play the game of life, no matter what hand you’re dealt by Guest Writer

Joey Maranto answers our questions about Meet the Glory Wholes. Tell us about the moment where you said to yourself: I just have to do this! I developed Meet the Glory Wholes while driving…

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A guide to watching modern dance at Capital Fringe by Area Woman by Guest Writer

Hello, we are Area Woman – a new performance collective made up of women who love and respect each other, and also love and respect you. We formed when we realized that we liked each o…

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On directing The Body of a Woman as a Battlefield in the Bosnian War by Guest Writer

As a poet and director, when I came across the script,  the poetic language, the dramatic aspects of the play, and the possibility of creativity the story provides attracted me to direct T…

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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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