Five shows created by women to see at the Capital Fringe Festival

Before Capital Fringe Festival 2022 wraps up this year, be sure to check out these five plays created by women at the revived Georgetown festival. The second weekend of the festival will be held from July 21 to 24.

Body show: You’re likely to laugh and cry during this 60-minute performance featuring seven local storytellers discussing their complex relationships with their bodies. (We’ve all been there, haven’t we?) Expect a spectrum of identities—these real-life stories touch on disability, trans identity, body size, fat, race, “what’s healthy?” and more in trying to find peace within yourself and your body. Body show compiled and created by a local writer (who previously participated in City newspaper) Nicholas Jamieson. July 23 at 7:00 p.m. and July 24 at 12:00 p.m.

Static: The buzz of a new musical: The world premiere of the original musical at this year’s Fringe Fest, written, directed and starring DC Tess Rowan. At the age of 17, Rowan created a 90-minute thrilling adventure musical, Static: the buzz of a new musical, which tells about teenagers Maine (Rabbi) and Charlie on a detective mission to find Men’s father, who disappeared on the Appalachian Trail. The story combines musical theater, rock, folk and, in what may be the first musical ever to do so, the fascinating Morse code. Rowan wrote all 27 songs and promises the show will be like “acoustic campfire singing mixed with a true crime podcast.” July 22 at 6:15 p.m. and July 24 at 4:15 p.m

I’m Just Doing My Job: A One Woman Show by Diana Veig: D.C. resident, born and raised in Silver Spring, graduated from Spelman College Diana Veiga, puts her hilarious accent on the narrative to talk about all the odd jobs she’s held over the years—from strip-club waitress to promoter, bartender to civil servant. Paying bills never sounded so funny and getting work done never felt so good. July 22 at 9:30 p.m. and July 23 at 12 p.m.

Strangers with benefits: Nominee Helen Hayes Christina A. Coakley directs this 75-minute provocative story from the playwright Shadia Hafiz, in which two strangers try to bond continuously with no strings attached. Together they explore the idea of ​​sexual soulmates, boundaries, kinks and sex as therapy. Hafiz, whose play was part of the Keegan Theater in 2022 Boiler room seriesthe stars are nearby Harrison Smith. This is an adult assessment, with simulated sex and kinks, partial nudity and discussion of various injuries. July 23 at 8:15 p.m

Sadek 1965: A Love Story: Flora Le, a D.C. storyteller, turned her six-week solo trek through Vietnam into a 60-minute one-woman show that explores love amid complex family dynamics. Le went to Vietnam, the homeland of her father, who was abroad, after learning of his cancer diagnosis, trying to understand her memories and their relationship. She describes the show as “Diaries of a motorcycle meets Eat, pray, love takes place in Vietnam.” July 23 at 7 p.m. and July 24 at 2:30 p.m

I promised five, but I will give a special shout Mother’s burden by Jenna Hall and Justyna Hipskyin which two best friends bond and overcome difficult relationships with their mothers.

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Sarah Marlough (tips? smarloff@washingtoncitypaper.com)

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