Written on December 22, 2017
Fringe’s mission of creating opportunities for adventurous audiences has only been expanding since the purchase of the Logan Fringe Arts Space in 2014. The battle to sustain space for where an audience can explore live performance and art at low-cost in a chill environment is just as important as providing space and serving artists.
We are committed to hustling and creating space and opportunities for local independent art and the audiences that want to explore in our nation’s capital, we hope you will join us.
If you are willing and able to support our work with a monetary contribution, please do so by clicking HERE or send directly to us at 1358 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002.
From the moment my husband discovered Fringe, he was hooked. That was 14 years ago. I used to call myself a “Fringe widow”. The second year of Fringe Festival, he cajoled me into seeing a few shows, but no 12 hour days for me! By the third year, our six and 12 year olds, my husband and I were volunteering! By the 14th year of Fringe Festival, we had volunteered, helped build, worked in the kitchen and on the grill. Our oldest son had designed and run lights, stage managed, venue managed, worked the box office and helped cook. Our youngest, had helped serve and clean up tables, as well as volunteered for shows. My husband had written, produced, and directed, while I produced, and created costumes, life sized puppets, and performed in the same show, “Moby Dick”, to sold out audiences. Our oldest helped with sets and lights and our youngest helped with sets, and watched for inconsistencies.
My husband Michael and I both have degrees in theatre, and our children learned as they grew. We were dubbed “The Family Fringe”. Capital Fringe has become an extended family, as well as a place to spread our creative wings. It is a family we look forward to engaging with every year. - Amy Bergman