Fringe editor Chris Klimek did a bang-up cover story on Capital Fringe, which starts tonight and runs through July 25. Among the juiciest tidbits:
- Fort Fringe used to be an Italian restaurant that was a favorite dining spot of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
- She may have a fancy title, but Fringe executive director and co-founder Julianne Brienza still gets her hands dirty, taking care of unappealing tasks like scrubbing urine off the Fort Fringe grounds.
- Fringe 2010 is showing 137 productions; 113 more productions wanted in but the festival was “unable to accommodate” them.
- Fringe ain’t cheap: participant and insurance fees for Fringe total $850.
- Fringe generates 70 percent of its operating budget; the remaining 30 percent comes from grants and donations.
Check out the piece for more on Fringe, including a taxonomy of Fringe performers.
Photo: Darrow Montgomery