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9th Annual “Fool for All”:
Tales of Pith and Pesto


DC's official event!
International Commedia
dell'Arte Day 2018


Tales of Pith and Pesto

One Day Only!

Don't miss Faction of Fools'
9th Annual “Fool For All”:
•One-Day Festival•
Tales of Pith and Pesto


Gallaudet University's
Eastman Studio Theatre

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Reserve your spot today!

Three years as a mainstay of the Capital Fringe Festival (Tales of Love and Sausages, Tales of Courage and Poultry, Tales of Marriage and Mozzarella), four years as a zany Play-in-a-Day (Tales of Honor and Anchovies, Tales of Heroes and Gyros, Tales of Nookie and Gnocchi, Tales of War and Pizza); plus last year's hit Festival (Tales of Chaos and Cannoli) - It's that time again!

This year, one of DC's favorite events, Faction of Fools 9th Annual "Fool For All" is happening on International Commedia dell'Arte Day! Come join in the celebration at DC's official entry in the festivities, complete with free workshops, raffle prizes, and Tales of Pith and Pesto - a performance of brand-new devised material!


12:00 - 1:00
Kid Commedia!

Bring the kids for a Commedia primer!
Learn about stock characters, how our plays are made,
and have firsthand faction fun!

1:15 - 2:15
Kid Mask-making

Ever wondered how the masks get made? Join us for a special look
behind the masks of Commedia, where students
get to create masks of their very own!
Led by Mask Designer Tara Cariaso

2:30 - 3:30
Commedia 101

Always wanted to come play? Here's your chance!
In this sampler workshop, you'll get to play on your feet,
learning about Commedia's traditions and favorite jokes!
Note: This is a movement workshop - so come ready to jump around!
Led by Artistic Director Paul Reisman

3:45 - 4:45
Slapstick!

Come get physical - with an hour of fun fracas,
boisterous battle and comic combat!
Led by Company member John Bellomo

5:00 - 6:00
Commedia 201

This workshop will focus on partner and group work,
taking the basics of Commedia and building from there!
Note: This is a movement workshop - so come ready to jump around!
Led by Artistic Director Paul Reisman

7:00
Tales of Pith and Pesto!

Join us for a brief performance of new pieces
devised by some of our Associate Artists and Fool For All alums.

After the performance, stick around for a reception
with wine, dessert and the announcement
of Faction's 2018-19 Season!

All performances ASL interpreted
All events are ASL interpreted.
Admission is free, and donations will be accepted to benefit
Faction of Fools’ 2018-19 Season.



Eastman Studio Theatre – Elstad Annex
Gallaudet University
, 800 Florida Ave NE, WDC
* Free Parking * Metro: Red Line, NoMa-Gallaudet U *
Click here for directions.