WISH LIST: $100: lighting gels for 1 venue; $250: paint, brushes, screws, sandpaper, and respirators to build 1 stage; $1000: rental subsidy for 1 performance venue for 6 artist companies
Take a community of young, emerging artists who need opportunities to present their work to a larger audience; pair it with an adventurous arts audience eager to take a gamble on what's fresh and cutting-edge; then watch Capital Fringe emerge. Each year the Fringe connects over a hundred groups of artists with some 20,000 audience members who appreciate the diversity and quality of the work they see, and are excited by the opportunity to support local, up-and-coming artists. The Festival transforms spaces in different neighborhoods around the city, giving artists production-ready, accessible performance venues; many artists go on to produce extended runs in the DC area and tour at other festivals around the country. The Fringe's Training Factory, in partnership with Sitar Arts Center and Sasha Bruce, offers workshops on everything from "self-producing" to multicultural theater, and also teaches students how to produce their own shows. Winner of the 2007 Mayor's Arts Award for Innovation in the Arts, the Fringe celebrates and supports artists and arts audiences, challenging both to rise to the occasion. They do.
Executive Director/Founding Member
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