Written on July 3, 2018
FESTIVAL COUNT DOWN #capfringe2018
FOUR DAYS UNTIL FRINGE BEGINS
A special addition to this year’s fringe festival is the brand-new Fringe Curated Series. This new program aims to add opportunities to local actors, writers, theatre techs and directors.
In all of our thirteen years, each Fringe Festival schedule always has a bit of Shakespeare and adaptations of classical texts. It is clear that DC audiences love classical texts and the wisdom they contain. With the goal to continue to adapt and evolve our programs, Fringe commissioned three new plays drawn from folklore or myth for this year’s Capital Fringe Festival. We brought together a design team, hired the directors and actors and set to collectively craft each stitch, sound, light, word, action and search for meaning.
Stephen Spotswood (Andromeda Breaks) brings a deep sense of theatrical tension and release to a story we thought we know, the original damsel in distress. Farah Lawal Harris (America’s Wives) gift at using many layers of language, poetry, prose brings a sense of deep tradition and culture to a modern, contemporary world. Matthew Capodicasa (The City Of …) pulls us down a rabbit hole into a world that is both scary and familiar, far off but also quite intimate as we seek what it means to remember.
The Fringe Curated Series runs through July 22 only!