Each summer the District draws visiting performers from around the country for the Capital Fringe Festival. It's a two week free-wheeling festival of plays, musicals, and other performances (July 9th-26th this summer). This year they have 129 groups slated to perform. This is also their first year operating out of their new Trinidad home base at 1358 Florida Avenue. Not all of their performances will be at 1358, in fact, they won't even all be in NE DC. But they will have a lot of their events in the Trinidad, Gallaudet, and H Street Corridor neighborhoods. Right now they are seeking kind folks who may have a spare room/couch/living room floor and a willingness to host a visiting artist during the festival.
Every year, Capital Fringe welcomes out-of-town performers from across the nation. Fringe artists generally don’t have a lot of extra money for hotels, so we are looking for volunteers to host a Fringe Artist in our city. This year we have over 50 artists to find housing for—and none of them are picky. So even if you just have a living room floor to offer, we might just take it!
This year’s Capital Fringe Festival takes place July 9 – 26, 2014. Most artists start arriving in DC on or around July 6. The Capital Fringe Festival will be concentrated in the Northeast neighborhoods of Trinidad, Brookland and H Street NE - but we welcome hosts from across the DC metro area.
In addition to that warm fuzzy feeling you get from helping out an artist, Capital Fringe also thanks hosts with a Festival pass.
If you are interested in hosting an artist, please get in touch with Alex Engel, Program Manager - alex[at]capitalfringe.org or 202.737.7230.