Sunday, November 7, 2010

TPW Opens Triumphantly at fallFRINGE

Once again The Poet Warriors swept audiences into an emotional 100 minute musical ride. The talented six-member ensemble and two-piece band brought back the 2010 Capital Fringe favorite musical to the stage to a highly engaged audience.

Come and join the Warriors for an unforgettable night of theater.  Four more performances left.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

fallFRINGE performance dates announced

Saturday, November 6th @ 9:00pm
Thursday, November 11 @ 6:45pm
Sunday, November 14th @ Noon
Friday, November 19th @ 7:00pm
Saturday, November 20th @ 12:30pm

WHERE: the SHOP at Fort Fringe, 607 New York Ave. NW, Washington DC 20001

TICKETS: Go on sale October 5 at -- $20 ($5 discount with Fringe Button)

The Poet Warriors is one of eight out of 134 shows invited back by Capital Fringe - by popular demand! Here is what a few theater insiders had to say about our show…

Capital Fringe Founder

"…an intelligent and beautifully written book, score, and lyrics…a wondrous cast… whose angelic harmonies and heart-felt performances earned a long standing ovation…my favorite musical of this year’s Capital Fringe Festival."
Joel Markowitz, Theatre Columnist -

"This production was a sterling example of a new musical, well-produced, well-directed, and exceedingly well-cast that isn’t afraid to have a few false numbers in order to have musical moments that truly shine."
Anna Brungardt,

"…veers from somber ballads to rollicking show tunes backed by boot camp-inspired choreography…effortless ensemble work…as we follow the players through training, deployment, and the dislocations and tragedies that form the plot’s emotional core."
Derek Hills, Washington City Paper

Our cast will be thrilled to see you and grateful if you would help us spread the word! So come on down to the hoppin' Gallery Place/Chinatown/Convention Center Area and "Git it while the gittin's good!"

Friday, September 17, 2010

fallFRINGE … here we come!

We got good news and good news… The Poet Warriors is one of nine shows (out of 134) invited to be part of fallFRINGE (Nov. 4 – Nov. 21).  The other good news is that all but one of our marvelous cast will be returning in their roles.

We hope that you can "git it while the gittin's good" tickets go on sale October 5, 2010. Please help us spread the word and create some buzz.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Virginia Based Photographer Shares His Point of View

Performing Arts photographer Paul Gillis captured the last performance of The Poet Warriors at the 2010 Capital Fringe Festival. The cast and production team are thrilled to see his evocative images online.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Some Numbers to be Proud of…

During the closing ceremonies, Julianna Brienza, Capital Fringe Festival founder and artisitic director, shared some amazing statistics that are worth noting. Since its inception five years ago, the Fringe has brought 600 productions to the stage. Almost 50% of them were new works. This year alone there were 57 new works (The Poet Warriors among them). In 2009 there were 67 shows sold out. This year's sold out shows totaled 88. In 2009 there were 25,500 tickets sold. This year, 33,897 tickets were sold.

The cast and production team of The Poet Warriors are extremely proud to have been part of this amazing festival in our Nation's capital. Jose Luis Díaz asserts: "We couldn't have done it without the amazing audiences that supported us through out the festival."

Monday, July 26, 2010

The Poet Warriors Closes FRINGE Run on a High Note

After five emotional performances, the company of THE POET WARRIORS bid goodbye to the 5th Capital Fringe Festival yesterday afternoon. In a sold-out house, the company once again moved a highly engaged audience to tears and to their feet, when they offered a heart-felt standing ovation.

This final performance was attended by many of Washington's finest local talent, artistic and music directors -- and the most enthusiastic audience. Joel Markowitz of DC Theatre Scene, wrote "It was my favorite musical of this year’s Capital Fringe Festival, and I am confident that it will find a wider audience in the future. With an intelligent and beautifully written book, score, and lyrics by George Purefoy Tilson, this show had a wondrous cast of extraordinary singers and actors -  Jase Parker, Rachel Brook, Jonathan Henson, Ben Levine, Alan Naylor, and Jamie Ogden  whose  angelic harmonies and heart-felt performances earned a long standing ovation by the audiences and this writer. Thanks, George, for bringing this amazing production to DC audiences. It was an honor to be part of the audience at the final performance. I saw a local Artistic Director in tears applauding wildly. I hope she will bring the show to her theatre. Two hours never moved so quickly and so elegantly."

THE POET WARRIORS will "go and go and go so far, that it will return eventually."

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The reviews are in… said…
"[It has] moments that are intensely genuine and evoke honest emotional response." 

"this production was a sterling example of a new musical, well-produced, well-directed, and exceedingly well-cast that isn’t afraid to have a few false numbers in order to have musical moments that truly shine."

"[Jase] Parker’s entire performance was captivating—he exuded an energy/presence/what have you that demanded focus while serving, never hindering, the action of the play.

audiences said… 
"It was poignant, funny, and moving… The actors were completely committed to their characters and drew you in from the start."

"It is a beautiful beautiful story in so many ways. I loved it. And I was so very moved by it. It will stay with me for a long time."

"[we] were blown away by it, as was the entire audience – as you saw when the show got a standing ovation."

"I am not a fan of musical theater. This show may have changed my mind about that!"

Come experience THE POET WARRIORS in the hands of six incredible performers. Tickets available for only three more performances!!