Fringe Festival 2018


As we enter the 13th year–our teenage years and the start of our seven-year rebellion–of Fringe in DC, we are erecting tents, embracing new partnerships, and providing a greater number outlets for artistic development. At the same time, we are feeling the pull to be closer to the water.

Due to construction on the Logan Fringe Art Space, the 2018 Capital Fringe Festival will relocate to SW DC and celebrate with our lead venue partners, Arena Stage’s Mead Center for American Theater, Blind Whino and Westminster Church, among others. In a partnership with the SW BID, Capital Fringe will erect two (2) 80-seat performance tents on 4th Street SW.

Two productions are being curated and presented as part of the Fringe Festival, including O Monsters by the New Paradise Laboratories, a nationally and internationally acclaimed experimental performance ensemble from Philadelphia, and BAROCOCO, a world-premiere production by local visual theatre company, Happenstance Theatre.

Through our new Writing Refreshed program we are seeking scripts that explore an old story in a new, surprising, or inventive way. The selected scripts will be fully developed and presented in repertory, receiving 5-7 performances during the Fringe Festival at Arena Stage, the Mead Center for American Theater.

Program Fringe-Run-Venues and Find-Your-Own Venues with productions on a first come, first served, basis as we have done for the past decade.

2018 is shaping up to be a year filled with exploration, newness and of course challenges. We can’t wait to have you join us.

The application for FRINGE RUN VENUES is now closed.

Applications for FIND YOUR OWN VENUES will open on February 16, 2018.

Questions want to talk in-person call the Fringe Admin Office Mon-Fri 10am to 6pm 202-737-7230 or email Lee Cromwell, Festival Producer at

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