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
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 2017 — Five 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.”
Reviews of The Pundit
New York: NYTheater.com
Five stars and Pick of the Fringe from DC Theatre Scene!
“Deflates its target with a sharp satiric pin,” said The Washington Post.
- When Government Breaks the Fourth Wall – Huffington Post article on Interrogation
- Behind The Bird: DCTheatreScene.com (June 22, 2011)
- Washingtonian (July 2010): First Person: Waiting for the Curtain
- Original, full-length Washingtonian article on 2009 Fringe
- The New York Times: My Backlogged Pages
- Washington Post: Excerpt from Edible Rex
- Washington Post: Jeju Island, Paradise with a Dark Side
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.
From the Creator of:
- DC Theatre Scene calls The Bird “a treasure,” gives it 5 out of 5, and designates it “pick of the Fringe.”
- DCist says that “Feffer is magnetic, a born storyteller.”
- The Washington City Paper calls The Bird “a captivating personal story.”
- See a short video excerpt on Youtube.
- DC Theatre Scene gives Edible Rex its top mark
- Washington City Paper: “Edible Rex is by far my favorite.”
- See video excerpt: Youtube video
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