This year, the Capital Fringe Festival is taking over the city, going from June 20th all the way until July 31st, 2016. The performances will take place all over Washington, D.C, and all the venues are accessible from our Dupont Circle Bed and Breakfast. It is known as being a performing arts festival with 20 venues and free events across our city – always a little something for everyone! Here is a listing of the top venues to expect; Logan Fringe Arts Space, 1358 Florida Ave NE, Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Ave NE, Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St NE, The Argonaut, 1433 H St NE Gallery O on H, 1354 H St NE, MLK Jr Memorial Library, 901 G St NW, Flashpoint, 916 G St NW, Caos on F, 923 F St NW, Sixth & I Synagogue, 600 I St NW and finally the National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave NW.
The main focus of Capital Fringe is to expand audiences appetites for independent, Fringe theatre, music, art, dance and unclassifiable forms of live performance and visual art. Capital Fringe is a catalyst for cultural and community development, and a destination that brings artists and audiences together. Capital Fringe thrives on amplifying the vibrancy of the DC’s independent arts community and enriches the lives of those who reside, work and visit here.
As for the Fringe Festival, it is presented by Capital Fringe, is a 20+ day Festival occuring in July. The annual Capital Fringe Festival creates a city filled with non-stop theatre, dance, music, visual art, and everything in-between. Audiences enjoy non-stop, creative experiences and artists develop their artistic visions in total freedom without any curatorial barriers. Our city is enriched as art takes over neighborhoods, animating the spaces — from traditional theaters, to corner bars, to vacant storefronts.
Many of the films and performances will release promo videos before the actual event. Here is a promo for the film “Cracked.” Stay tuned for more!
–Meg Durcan, Resident Innkeeper at American Guest House, a Washington, D.C. Bed and Breakfast