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Capital Fringe Festival

Thursday, July 10, 2014 @6:01am - Sunday, July 27, 2014 @11:59pm

The Capital Fringe Festival will be one of growth and creativity with more than 145 inspiring and eclectic productions that are gearing up for the non-main stream Festival — exceeding 2013’s 130 productions.

The venue’s main hub will be located around Fort Fringe. This is the seventh Festival hosted at Fort Fringe and last — real estate development is slated for the block. Dipping into the Festival’s future, Fringe will have three venues at the Atlas Performing Arts Center on H Street NE.

New in 2014, Fringe reserved six slots in the performance calendar for site-specific works. An RFP process began in August of 2013 and six works that are visually compelling and not conventional theatrical plays were selected. Fringe is energized to add this new performance category to our expansive line-up. Our drive is to spark and expand how we practice, create and produce live performance in D.C.

Fringe’s Training Factory formed a new partnership with the D.C. Library Foundation. Discussions and workshops will begin in June and run for four weeks — topics ranging from publishing, to self- producing, to a Skyped in session with Festival’s around the USA and beyond focused on touring.

Fringe has now launched two new year-round initiatives with the Foundation. In the fall, new plays created at the summer Festival and those published by local playwrights will become part of the DC Public Library collection. “Music in the Library” will open this summer with four acoustic concerts at the MLK Library. The monthly “Music in the Library” series will begin touring the D.C. Public Libraries in September.