In its inaugural season of the Fringe Curated Series, the Fringe Festival commissioned three new plays derived from folklore or myth from non-western cultures. In exploring these narratives, we brought different perspectives to life. Always looking to grow, develop and take risks, in our second year we are choosing a different focus to commission from.
For the 2019 Fringe Festival,
we are seeking to commission and produce work that explores key issues facing humanity:
Forgiveness, trust and how time can either unearth or leave covered progress.
- What are the challenges we face in an ever-increasingly global and polarized world?
- How do we move on from conflict?
- Is it possible to build bridges and reconcile, can trust be grown again?
- When is forgiveness not possible?
- How does time affect healing and reconciliation?
Capital Fringe is commissioning proposals for productions that explore forgiveness, time and trust through storytelling, text, movement, music, etc. Proposals can be contemporary, classical, whimsical or abstract; it does not need to be tied to any specific narrative, culture or story. Capital Fringe wants to continue to connect exploratory artists with adventurous audiences and we feel you can help us do so!
Final productions must be 30 - 75 minutes in length and are encouraged to be fluid, creative and innovative.
Up to four selected works ranging from theatre to dance will be fully developed and presented in repertory, receiving 5 - 7 performances during the Capital Fringe Festival, July 2019 in Washington, DC at Arena Stage, the Mead Center for American Theater.
October 19, 2018: Request for Proposals open
January 2, 2019 5PM EST: Proposal submissions close
Mid-January 2019: Finalists Selected
January 2019: Commissioned works selected, creative team contacted
March 1, 2019: 1st draft of scripts due
March – Early April 2019: Dramaturgy/Workshop Period
April 30, 2019: Performance script due
June 2019: Rehearsals
July 2019: Performances in Capital Fringe Festival 2019
You will need to submit the following:
- Information on you
- A summary of your proposal
- What inspires your production?
- How does it address Forgiveness, Time and Trust?
- Why this story now?
- Initial thoughts on Casting, Characters, Setting and Design
- A Five-Minute Excerpt of the production (an example of a scene from the production)
- Your resume
If you have questions or challenges in submitting the application, please contact Lee Cromwell, Festival Producer by email at email@example.com or by phone between 10am - 6pm M-F at 202.737.7230