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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Capital Fringe Honors Announced

Here are the 2015 Capital Fringe Honors Selected by the Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts. Congrats to all our honorees: FAVORITE COMEDY:  Ambien Date Night Barenaked Comedy Blind Pug Arts Collective Presents: The Theatre of Self-Loathing Presents: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf? BrouHaHa DC Trash – Recycled!! Half Past What? Interviews With… It’s a Circus Out There […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Review: ‘So We Meet Again’

On the television show Grey’s Anatomy, when characters are having a difficult time dealing with pain or another type of struggle, they “dance it out.” This means that the characters will release their frustrations and allow themselves to work through an issue through dance instead of keeping the feelings bottled up. In their newest dance […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Purge’

Memories can break you down. They can take away your power, strength and ability to trust. In the Capital Fringe Festival show Purge, the fusiondance company uses contemporary dance and excerpts from poetry to demonstrate the releasing and sharing of memory through a performance full of power, strength and trust. Choreographed by Candra Eglin, Laura […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Act Like a GRRRL’

You had me at grrrl. Act Like a GRRRL is a showcase of work developed and performed by teen girls, in which personal stories are shared as a process of empowerment and an act of defiance against narrow and damaging social pressures. The work dealt candidly with body positive self-love, gratitude towards family, disordered eating, self-harm, loss, […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Mine/Field’

Unbeknownst to you, Glade Dance Collective knows your identity, your likes, and your dislikes. The dancers are hungry for more data whether you want to give it up or not. Intrigued? Paranoid? Mine/Field reminds us of our desire to know … all the facts … instantly. The minute we put our phone down, we want […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Here/Hear’

Richael Faithful, Conjure! Freedom Collective and Ladan Siad, Practice of Creation Studios presents Here/Hear, an interactive experience aimed to explore Black culture within Washington, DC. As the audience arrives, they are asked to answer a few questions on note cards, a couple examples being “Who’s got what you need?” and “What places are sacred to […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Review: ‘315’

THE Theatre Company presents 315, written by JP Sisneros and directed by Sarah Frances Hope Williams. Since the erection of the George Washington Bridge in 1931, no less than 314 people have used the site to leap to their deaths. As a group of young college students play out the desperate dramas of their lives […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Lathem Prince’

The well-known tragic Hamlet, has left many performers and audience’s opinions open to interpretation. It was Ashlin Halfnight’s adaptation that led to this specific modern day reconstruction, Lathem Prince. Taking place in Brockvill, Ontario, Lathem’s life is thrown together in sporadic puzzle pieces that don’t shift together, leaving you wondering and confused, until the very […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Review: ‘District of Cara’

District of Cara is like a huge pajama party where your best friend dishes on boyfriends, past and present. In this one-hour monologue/skit/therapy session, actor/writer/storyteller Cara Foran is sooooo likeable, well, you just want her to be happy and get on with her life. Actually, her life reminds one of another millennial, Lena Dunham, star […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Review: ‘When We Grow Up’

Critical Point Theatre’s quirky Fringe show When We Grow Up is difficult to review for several reasons. The piece is highly-interactive and its best moments are improvised, meaning you’ll never see the same performance twice. Plus, the interactive crowdsourcing game at the heart of the piece works best when you’re not aware of what’s coming. That said, Critical Point’s immersive experience should delight Fringe audiences eager to explore […]

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