[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]The arc of childhood is often traced in art. Yet our progress in the “adult” world is fuzzier. What are the markers and milestones? Which ones actually matter? In 2016, Glade Dance Collective devised a new piece that journeyed...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Capital Fringe has always presented challenging works. But few Fringe performances that matched the innovative and genre-bending power of 2011’s e-Geaux (beta). Creator Joseph Price – producing under the name Pepys, Inc. – distilled improvisatory theatre and burgeoning social...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Word of mouth fuels many a Capital Fringe success. In 2015, the year that the festival relocated to its new headquarters in Trinidad, everyone seemed to be talking about POWER! Stokely Carmichael. In a moment when Black Lives Matter...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Patti Kalil, co-artistic director of Pointless Theatre, says that the road to building a thriving and ebullient company has come through collaboration – and cardboard. Capital Fringe also played a role in the founding of the company, which presented...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Capital Fringe has had a strong dance presence from the beginning of the festival’s history. Just ask Kelly Bond – who debuted a full-length work titled Sill at the inaugural Capital Fringe. Bond is a performer who is based...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]If you had to choose just one company that represented the growing influence and opportunity that the Capital Fringe Festival offered DMV theatre companies in the early 2010s, you’d likely Pinky Swear Productions. Their ebullient series of Cabaret XXX...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]We Happy Few have a knack for boiling down classics of theatre and literature to an engaging essence that has delighted audiences for the past eight years. Recently, the company has tackled works including Treasure Island and Frankenstein...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Guillotine Theatre’s Catherine Aselford takes the long view – and says Capital Fringe was a catalyst that helped jumpstart a company that she helped found almost two decades before her company’s first Fringe show. “We had been somewhat dormant,”...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]When planning began for the fifteenth annual Fringe Festival, no one could have imagined a pandemic with such fast, global restrictive changes, literally linking every human on the globe, in varying degrees. Capital Fringe has faced uncertain times before....

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Ron Litman spun refuse into Capital Fringe gold in 2012 with his one-man hit, DC Trash. It was a quintessential Fringe piece, digging deep into the cans that line the alleys of the nation’s capital to find its...