The second installation of the banished? footsteps series, The Circle pulls time, space and audiences together by combining a 70′s-inspired narrative and sound with present-day urban structures and surroundings. For this 2012 CapFringe event, walkers experienced live action games within the Carnegie Library grounds. In this urban green space where real life meets , they tapped into a surreal story of a woman tripping through past and future memory, one that weaves personal anecdotes of Dupont Circle in the 1970′s as seen through the eyes of the young and restless.
The Circle debuted on July 12 at the 2012 Capital Fringe Festival and made its Dupont Circle debut ( on September 26, 2012. Through public spaces close by the Festival grounds, audience members walked, listened and lived the secrets and memories of The Circle.
Photos from The Circle at CapFringe 2012 by Paul Gillis Photography and Linsay Deming
Video Footage & Music by Nguyên Khôi Nguyễn, Video Editing by Moriah Browning
Step 1: Purchase the Audiowalk file from bandcamp (on the right)
Drop the mp3 file into iTunes or your preferred music app and and make sure the track ends up in your ipod/mp3 player.
Step 2A: You may download and print the map (on the right) for a self-guided tour beginning at the Dupont Circle metro. Enjoy!
Step 2B: Join us for a mass walk when we have them scheduled. Ticket link and dates will appear on the right (coming 2013)
Step 3 (Mass Walk): Grab a pair of comfy shoes, and meet us at the Dupont Circle metro
Arrive at the specific time slot you chose when purchasing your ticket. Each group will be assigned a tour guide, and given a chance to go through the maps and review safety procedures.
TIP: We have a limited number of mp3 players available for loan with a valid ID if you need to borrow one. We encourage you to bring your own headphones if possible.
Step 4: Ping back! Tell Friends!
Share your experience by tweeting us (@banishedpdtns #TheCircle) before or after the walk, and sharing pictures of your walk on our Facebook page. We’d love to hear back from you, and know how your walk went.
A safety note from b?p! As always, please practice road safety, and cross streets carefully. Be sure to pause if you need, and be aware of your surroundings always. banished? productions cannot be held liable for any accidents that may happen to you on this walk.
Juanita Rockwell – Playwright
Carmen C. Wong – Concept, Director & Producer
Linsay Deming – Audio Engineer: Sound Design
Travis Flower – Audio Engineer: Recording & Music Design
Logan Hartsell – Audio Engineer: Sound Design & Mastering
Niell DuVal – Producer & Cartography
Moriah Browning – Production Intern
Fugi & O. Jenkins
Photos Copyright 2012 by Paul Gillis Photography
The July 2012 production was presented as a part of the 2012 Capital Fringe Festival, a program of the Washington, DC non-profit Capital Fringe at the following times:
TH 7/12: 8PM / 8:15 / 8:30 / 8:45PM
FR 7/13: 11:45PM / 11:59PM
SA 7/14: 7PM / 7:15 / 7:30 / 7:45PM
SU 7/15: 2PM / 2:15 / 2:30 / 2:45PM
FR 7/20: 7PM / 7:15 / 7:30 / 7:45PM
SA 7/21: 6PM / 6:15 / 6:30 / 6:45PM
SU 7/22: 2PM / 2:15 / 2:30 / 2:45PM *Different venue
TH 7/26: 7PM / 7:15 / 7:30 / 7:45PM
FR 7/27: 7PM / 7:15 / 7:30 / 7:45PM
SA 7/28: 4PM / 4:15 / 4:30 / 4:45PM
In September, we launched our first set of Dupont Circle mass walks on:
WE 9/26: 8:00PM (Launch Party & Gelato Happy Hr 5:30-8:30pm @Dolcezza Gelato: 1704 Connecticut Av NW)
SA 9/29: 6:00PM / 7:00PM
SA 10/6: 6:00PM / 7:00PM
SU 10/7: 6:00PM / 7:00PM
|When scheduled, walking tours will meet/depart from the Q St exit of the Dupont Circle Metro (ground level). Self-guided tours also begin here.
1525 20th St. NW DC (map)
Tickets & Downloads
THERE ARE CURRENTLY NO SCHEDULED MASS WALKS.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you run into any problems
| Press Release
Fringe Map & Program
“Banished? returns to Fringe with more experimental work”
“the Fringe show that may stretch your imagination further than any other”– The Washington Post