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Blacktop's Plays Don't Just Play It Straight

The 2011 Capital Fringe Festival marked the debut of a new theater company in Washington. A handful of recent George Mason graduates started the group, and a glimpse of their Fringe submission makes one thing obvious: when they put on a play, they do mean play.

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Teens' Play Brings Anti-Bullying Message To Capital Fringe

Bullying hurts young people physically and mentally, and a new play written by D.C. high school students aims to bring that issue to the forefront.

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Consider This By Fred Fiske: Concerts

If you don't think the gods have a weird sense of humor, then you probably haven't attended many school performances.

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Capital Fringe Festival Kicks Off Today

Today is the first day of the Capital Fringe Festival: biggest unjuried festival of self-produced theater in the region.

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Taffety Punk's Vision: Affordable Theater For All

A group called Taffety Punk is bringing an inventive, low-budget approach to producing plays in the D.C. area. Its credo is: "Artist-centered, exciting, affordable" and the theater company's newest effort is called "The Car Plays".

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Local Playwright Digs Up Morbid History With Humor

A new play by a local playwright shines the spotlight on a notorious figure from D.C.'s past: a 19th-century grave-robber who stole headlines, and for one unforgettable night, stole the show.

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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

Street art in a gallery, revolution at Ford’s, and a DRC documentary.

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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

Aerial photography, Shakespearean tragedy, and autumn love.

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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram

From pioneering artists to pioneering acts, originality is playing in and around the District.

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