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How to Fringe

This past summer was the first Capital Fringe Festival based in Trinidad since Fringe moved to their  location on Florida Avenue. If you are ready to move from watching theater shows to producing or performing in one at next year’s festival, see the announcement below that was recently posted by Fringe on how to participate.

Message from Capital Fringe: 

Applications to the 11th Annual Capital Fringe Festival, July 7 to 24, 2016 now open
The Fringe Festival is a self-producing performing arts festival where established and emerging artists can present their work free of a selection process. The Fringe Festival takes place in July with over 140 productions, roughly 800 individual performances, showcasing 5,000 artists for over 30,000 patrons each year. The Fringe Festival is DC’s largest and most anticipated performing arts festival. It is just the place for you to showcase your most daring, raw and authentic live performance work.

We’re excited to be continuing to hold performances here in Trinidad, at the Logan Fringe Arts Space on Florida Ave NE. For 2016, we’ll continue to use venues at Gallaudet, the Atlas and W.S. Jenks. We’ll be adding venues in the neighborhood and in Downtown DC.

Participation in the Festival is an opportunity for you to develop your work in a competitive, but encouraging, environment with an in-built audience. Fringe staff will guide you through the producing process, allowing you to develop your own skills. It is a chance for you to build up your press portfolio (all Fringe shows are reviewed by at least 2 publications), get feedback from audiences and other artists, and earn a majority share of ticket revenue (in 2015, participants earned an average of $1,275 in ticket revenue).

Full information on participating, including links to our online applications, can be found here Additionally, we will be hosting a How to Fringe session on Wednesday, October 14th at 6:30pm at the Logan Fringe Arts Space, 1358 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC, 20002. Email to RSVP.

Applications for Fringe Run Venue shows close at 5pm EST on Friday, January 8, 2016 and for Find Your Own Venue shows close at noon EST on Friday, March 4, 2016.

If you have any questions about taking part in the Capital Fringe Festival, please get in touch! You can call us at 202.737.7230, Monday to Friday, 11am – 7pm or email

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