Fringe Curated Series

Fringe Curated Series

In its inaugural season of the Fringe Curated Series, the Fringe Festival commissioned three new plays derived from folklore or myth from non-western cultures. In exploring these narratives, we brought different perspectives to life. Always looking to grow, develop and take risks, in our second year we are choosing a different focus to commission from.

For the 2019 Fringe Festival, we are seeking to commission and produce work that explores key issues currently facing humanity:

Forgiveness, trust and how time can either unearth or leave covered progress.

  • What are the challenges we face in an ever-increasingly global and polarized world?
  • How do we move on from conflict?
  • Is it possible to build bridges and reconcile, can trust be grown again?
  • When is forgiveness not possible?
  • How does time affect healing and reconciliation?

REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS

Capital Fringe is commissioning proposals for productions that explore forgiveness, time and trust through storytelling, text, movement, music, etc. Proposals can be contemporary, classical, whimsical or abstract; it does not need to be tied to any specific narrative, culture or story. Capital Fringe wants to continue to connect exploratory artists with adventurous audiences and we feel you can help us do so!

Final productions must be 30 - 75 minutes in length and are encouraged to be fluid, creative and innovative.

Up to four selected works ranging from theatre to dance will be fully developed and presented in repertory, receiving 5 - 7 performances during the Capital Fringe Festival, July 2019 in Washington, DC at Arena Stage, the Mead Center for American Theater.

TIMELINE:

October 19, 2018: Request for Proposals open

January 2, 2019 5PM EST: Proposal submissions close

Mid-January 2019: Finalists Selected

January 2019: Commissioned works selected, creative team contacted

March 1, 2019: 1st draft of scripts due

March – Early April 2019: Dramaturgy/Workshop Period

April 30, 2019: Performance script due

June 2019: Rehearsals

July 2019: Performances in Capital Fringe Festival 2019

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

WHAT DO I NEED TO HAVE TO APPLY?

You will need to submit the following:

  • Information on you (the author or creative project leader)
  • A summary of your proposal
  • What inspires your production?
  • How does it address forgiveness, trust and the effect of time?
  • Why this production now?
  • Initial thoughts on Casting, Characters, Setting and Design
  • A Five-Minute Excerpt of the production (an example of a scene from the production)
  • Your resume

Click HERE for a PDF printout of the 2019 RPF Application for your reference. Remember that proposals must be submitted online to be accepted.

WHO CAN APPLY?

Any artist based in the continental US are able to apply. Theatre artists (playwrights, devisers) choreographers, storytellers are all encouraged to submit proposals. DC Metro artists are especially encouraged to apply, but submissions from outside the DC Metro area will also be accepted.

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR IN THE PROPOSAL?

This request is exclusively for projects that are not yet published or finalized. Playwrights must be open to exploring dramaturgical development with Fringe Curates Creative Team over the spring of 2019. This is your chance to work out unknown thoughts, explore an idea that you have been wanting to try out, and to dig into forgiveness, trust and time.

We are NOT LOOKING for concerts of pre-existing music or art installations. There must be a narrative arching component to the work.

DOES IT COST ANYTHING TO APPLY? IS THERE FUNDING AVAILABLE?

There is no application fee.

Yes, this is a paid opportunity. All selected participants in the project are paid.

Please do not submit a previously created project or script, or one that does not directly address the theme of forgiveness, time and trust.

I’M READY TO APPLY! WHAT IS THE DEADLINE?

USE THE FOLLOWING LINK TO APPLY:

2019 FRINGE CURATES: REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

The deadline for submitting is Wednesday January 2, 2019 at 5pm EST.

No Applications will be accepted after this time.

If you have questions or challenges in submitting the application, please contact Lee Cromwell, Festival Producer by email at lee@capitalfringe.org or by phone between 10am - 6pm M-F at 202.737.7230

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