Posted April 28, 2017

Categories: Plays









a new play by John Feffer

Teacher and student argue over a remark in class. Or a remark about class. Or was it race? Or gender? Take Rashomon, add Mamet, mix in Black Lives Matter, and stand back.

Venue: Trinidad Theatre at Fringe HQ (1358 Florida Ave., NE).
Runtime: 75 minutes
Show times:
July 9 @ 2 pm
July 12 @ 7:15 pm
July 16 @ 11:30 am
July 20 @ 5:30 pm
July 22 @ 1:45 pm.

Order tickets HERE.

Paper is directed by Scott Sedar, who has acted at most of the professional theaters in the DC area and directed for the D.C. Writer’s Workshop and Playwright’s Forum.

Assistant director Phillip Chang was a bboy/breakdancer with local urban styles dance group Urban Artistry for five years before getting into acting and comedy.

Hilary Kacser (Sophia) is a long time actor regionally and internationally on stage and screen, participated in seven Fringe productions including DisordR, The Play, and can also be seen on Seasons 3 and 4 of House of Cards.

S. Rex Carnegie (Emmanuel) has performed for the Atlas, Discovery Theater, and the National Museum of African American History & Culture, and is also the TV host of “Seriously Amazing Objects” on the Smithsonian Channel.

Reviews and Articles about Paper

Paper is Best of Fringe 2017Five stars from DC Metro Theater Arts. Jane Franklin writes, “See Paper and you’ll see just how far the table can turn.”

Paper is “Fringetastic” — DCist pays us its highest compliment.

“The Politics of ‘Paper'” — Breaching the Fourth Wall

Preview of Paper in DC Theatre Scene


Photo top left by Scott Sedar; other photos by Courtney Cunningham


Reviews of Stuff

5 Stars from DC Theatre Scene: “It’s a lovely, wonderfully written, beautifully detailed, and resonant solo show that I can wholeheartedly recommend to anyone who will read this review,” writes Christopher Henley.

5 Stars and Pick of the Fringe from DC Metro Theatre Arts: “Thought-provoking and comedic, John Feffer’s Stuff will engage you from start to finish. Who knows? Maybe he will inspire you too,” writes Lauren Katz.


Reviews of Interrogation

The Washington Post says that Interrogation provides “an unsettling view of reality.”

Staff pick at DC Theatre Scene. “Feffer’s familiarity with Capital Fringe is apparent, and he uses this knowledge to make the work truly immersive,” writes John Bavoso. “It’s a show that makes you uncomfortable, makes you think (both about government surveillance and the nature of being a theatre-goer), and keeps you on the edge of your seat.”

Five stars and Pick of the Fringe from DCMTA. Yvonne French says, “Interrogation is a deftly told dark comedy about a serious and timely subject that immerses the audience completely in its creative story.” Warning: some spoilers in the review….

Washingtonian selects us as one of the shows to see in the 2014 festival


Reviews of The Politician

Five stars and Best of Fringe from DC Metro Theater Arts

DC Broadway World calls The Politician a brilliant mix of theater and politics. “Go, just go….”

Hill Rag calls The Politician “another highly satisfying satire that condemns the Beltway life while resting snugly inside of it” with “a fantastic ensemble cast, whose members change roles more often than people in Washington change opinion.”

Women Around Town says “The Politician shows us what happens when the cameras stop rolling. You’ll never watch a talking head again without thinking of this play. If you missed last year’s The Pundit, don’t miss The Politician.”

Washington Speaks: The Politician “scores a big win.”

Politico interview with John Feffer and Conor Scanlan about the world of The Politician
Huffington Post article: American Politics Needs More Drama


Reviews of The Pundit

New York:

Five stars and Pick of the Fringe from DC Theatre Scene!

5 stars from DC Metro Theater Arts!

“Deflates its target with a sharp satiric pin,” said The Washington Post.


Recent Articles



John Feffer works at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC, where he directs the Foreign Policy In Focus project. He was recently an Open Society Foundation Fellow, retracing his steps in Eastern Europe from 23 years ago. He is the author of several books, including the novel Foamers (Scribner, 1997). You can find more about his books, his articles, and his biography elsewhere on this website.


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