This weekend’s extension performances mark the end of the 2017 Capital Fringe Festival and, thus, the end of #BtFW’s blog symposium.
We would like to send our sincerest thanks to all the playwrights, directors, and actors who shared their voices with us throughout this month. In particular, we would like to congratulate Thais Menendez and the entire Theatre Prometheus team behind Abortion Road Trip for winning this year’s “Best Comedy” Award, sponsored by TheaterMania.
This year we have seen a huge swell in law- and policy- related Fringe shows that aim to blur the line between entertainment and engagement. This new era of political art shows that stories matter, lives matter, and laws matter. We hope that the audiences at #CapFringe17 walked away with greater empathy for other people and a better understanding of the monumental issues we face as a nation.
If you haven’t already, be sure to check out all of our blog symposium pieces on the reasons why these artists chose theatre as the vehicle for their messages: