The Fringe Blog


FRINGE FASHION: Fringe Preview

Droves of people paraded into the Baldacchino Gypsy Tent Bar with good spirits last night despite the threat of thunder storms. While many arrived to our humble tent armed with umbrellas and rain boots, some chose to brave the rain in sky-high heels and lacey summer dresses.


History of Fringe

There are fringe festivals all over the world, from Singapore and Sydney to our very own Washington, DC. But what makes a "fringe festival," and how did this global tradition start?


The Festival Preview: What can you expect?

It's 14 days till the summer Fringe Festival kicks off officially, but the Festival Preview is tomorrow and we can't wait to give you taste of what to expect from the Festival this summer.


Fringe Buttons: Are You Nellie Enough? Or A Renaissance Man/Woman?

While we continue our Capital Fringe Button series, we covered two more of our supporters as we are gearing up for the opening Preview on June 28th!


Spotlight: Burlesque

Our “Spotlight” series takes a turn for the naughty this week with our spotlight on the notorious art of burlesque.


Opening Day the Capital Fringe Way

The Festival kicks off on July 11th, but that is only 17 days away. Not only do you need to plan what shows to attend, but you need to plan how to use your Fringe Button Discounts! Luckily for you, Capital Fringe has the scoop on several local businesses participating in the Festival’s Fringe Button Discount program that would serve as awesome treats to commemorate the opening of our Festival.


Fringe Playlist

Capital Fringe wants to hear what music our wonderful patrons and participants are listening to and arrange those Festival favs into a weekly playlist.


FRINGE FASHION: at the Pair Up Pass Party

To celebrate the colorful individuality of our artists and audiences, Capital Fringe is adding a Fringe Fashion segment to our blog which puts a spotlight on the well-dressed and unique people who pass through our doors.


Staff Interviews: Niusha Nawab and Kara Sparling

We’ve followed the production staff while they hoisted up the tents and built the Baldacchino Gypsy Tent Bar from the ground up, but we haven’t had a chance to speak with most of them one on one. Production Assistants and Venue Managers Niusha Nawab and Kara Sparling were the first to volunteer to share their Capital Fringe experiences and (hypothetical) theatrical ambitions.


Capital Fringe goes Meta on BYT

Critics from webmagazine Brightest Young Things were excited to taste the Baldacchino's best dishes, but they weren't expecting this.


Spotlight: Improv On The Go

We are starting our weekly segmented Spotlight series, we have decided to turn the light over to the Improv genre this week and appreciate its "on the go" style and creative approach to theatre.


It was a Monday Night to Remember: Pair Up Pass Day

The Baldacchino Gypsy Tent Bar made its long-awaited debut last night at the Pair Up Pass Party.

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