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Capital Fringe Festival This July!

We are stoked that we’re in the 2018 Capital Fringe Festival!

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Our play is “Painted Ladies Bosses of the Wild West.” The show is a historical fiction comedic drama.

Welcome to the tale of the unsung and unexpected lives of the women that were essential to the business growth and expansion of American Wild West. These “badly behaved,” sharp business savvy, multitalented, customer building economic powerhouses that were the saloon ladies. This interactive play brings you right into the saloon with our oh so talented saloon girls to indulge in the vices of the wild west and discover that these ladies are more than meet the eye and were waaay ahead of their time.

Time travel to 1867 costs a pretty penny, but your contribution will bring this opportunity to life at the Capital Fringe Festival in SW D.C. this July. If you’d like to support the show you can donate at –> https://www.gofundme.com/paintedladies

Keep an eye out for more info! 

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This production is presented as a part of the 2018 Capital Fringe Festival, a program of the Washington, DC non-profit Capital Fringe.

#capfringe18 #paintedladies #dctheater #acreativedc

Photography by Bryanda Minix
Special Thanks to Homestead DC for the photoshoot location.

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Celebrating Our 1 Year Anniversary!

We are thrilled to be celebrating one year of creating theater as a collective!!! 

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On April 18, 2017 we started TMD Theater. We have been celebrating our bday month throughout April, including presenting some birthday plays on Fri. April 27.

Please join us at 7:00 pm at the Colony Club, 3118 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20010 fr 3 new 10 minute plays and games to celebrate a year of theatering.

It’s Pay What You Can to support future productions including our July 2018 Capital Fringe Festival Play! 

One of our plays is by a new 9-year-old playwright – Devinne.

The plays feature: Gaby Perdomom, Liz, Clendenin, Amber Waltz, and Marketa Nicholson.

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We have accomplished a lot in our first year:

TMD Theater produced 2 radio play podcast series, 6 shows in the Kennedy Center’s Page to Stage Festival, 1 short film in the DC Horror 48 Hour Film Festival, stage readings including Paula Vogel’s UBU Bake-Off , Liberate Muse’s C3: Creative Creatives Creating Show Case, workshopped our 2018 Capital Fringe Play, and began pre-production for our first web series!!! We are eager for more years of amazing creating to come. 😀

 

   

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CALL TO (ACT)ION: National UBU ROI Bake-Off

We are excited to announce that we are paricipating in the National UBU ROI Bake-Off: a 48 hour playwriting and stage reading event based on a quickly written exercise, with required elements (or ingredients) on the assigned theme. The theme is inspired by the show Ubu Roi is “an inglorious slop-pail of a play” by Alfred Jarry. This event is a part of  a “…national grassroots movement [started by playwright Paula Vogel] to respond to our global crisis.”

  • We will be producing 8 stage readings of these short bake-off plays on:

  • This is a call for plays, actors, and audience/community members to attend and participate.

Ways to participate:

  • Writing: Please note all plays must be written within 48 hours and authors cannot start until
    Saturday, February 17 at 7pm.

    • We will to read the first 8 plays we receive that include all the required Bake-Off Ingredients. We will also announce once we received 8 plays. The # 8 was chosen to “play” off the years of 2 consecutive presidential terms. Email submissions to tmd.theater@gmail.com. 
    • Please, no more than (8) characters to ensure we have enough people to read your play. Depending on the # of actors who volunteer that day, roles may be doubled.
    • Also, please include all required components/characters (ingredients in your play.)
    • We encourage everyone, not just playwrights, to write a play. This is a great opportunity for community members to participate.
  • Acting: Email us know if you’d like to act. All casting will happen on the spot for a blind reading that we will record live.
  • Creating Art: Anyone can submit. If you would like to make posters or other art that:
    • Protest Pa Ubu 45 <– required character or
    • Posters protesting protesters of Pa Ubu 45.
    • Think Innauguration /Women’s March Protest type posters or any other ideas you have.
    • We’d love to take photos of submitted art the day of the event and use them as potential props/backdrop for the reading.
    • Feel free to bring your art with you or send us a digital copy of them.
      ALL artists will be credited for their creations.
  • Being there: I just want to come: GREAT! We cannot wait to see you.
  • Please visit this link for more details: http://paulavogelplaywright.com/ubu-bake-off

    More about: What is a Bake-Off?

    A bake-off is a quickly written exercise on an assigned theme with assigned elements that folks do within a 48 hour period of time. It is a reaction to plays and works of art that are responding to another writer or artist, preferably centuries apart; the bake-off continues this conversation.  Usually, bake-offs have a group participating: when the 48 hour time period is up, the group gathers and reads the bake-offs. I usually offer a play and articles or films on the bake-off topic online. Participants are free to add their own research to the group: music, art, graphics, comic books, films, essays, etc.!

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Our 48 Hour Film Low-Down

We had a load of fun participating as a new film-making team for the D.C. 48 Hour Horror Film Project.

Out of the 2 sub-genres we chose Cannibalism and produced a short film titled RARE.

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Synopsis: Seliyah, the CEO of a local business is hosting a cocktail party for her birthday. Everyone at party is in the business leadership and is a cannibal who have been inducted into her culinary palate. Newcommer to the business Carmen, who is hoping for a promotion, has been invited to be initaited into the ways of the business with the big wigs. But to be brought into the fold she must kill the main course with her wife Marie. But Marie has doubts about killing her live food. Carmen and Marie reach a boiling point in their relationship as they confront the steaks of their life and death task. This decision about what it means to be human and o be food is a turning point in their relationship, alters their lives forever.

  • To watch it click here
  • To see our trailer click here
  • To check out our behind the scenes video, click here.