Jul 15 - 23 2023

Time5 different show times as listed in the announcement

1:00 pm - 7:00 pm


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Queer Family Summer Sanctuary Premiers at Capital Fringe, July 15-23

It’s time to come to the River for a little respite, inspiration, and refreshment! 

Queer Family Summer Sanctuary is a new celebration of Indigenous+Black+POC+Queer heart, art, and soul in the midst of intensified LGBTQIA+ attack across the country.  

Inspired by 20th-century revivals, Summer Sanctuary invites its audience into catharsis through expression, music, and participation. This interdisciplinary performance offers inclusive ritual, feminist poetry, expressive dance, physical comedy, experimental performance art, world folk music, drag king performance, and more. Summer Sanctuary represents layers of human experience from grief to praise that is both about and beyond LGBTQIA lives. 

Premiering at Capital Fringe, the show’s ensemble features an intergenerational cast of eight artists, ranging from 20s to 70s, who are Indigenous, Black, Latina, Chinese, Jewish, lesbian, bisexual/pansexual, queer, nonbinary, and transgender.

Come bask in the beauty, wisdom, and glory of our survival and brilliant future! Summer Sanctuary is the life-affirming creative space you’ve been waiting for this year!

Queer Family Summer Sanctuary will hosted at DCJCC Theater J, 1529 16th St NW. Its five show run includes: 

  • July 15, 1:00pm
  • July 16 at 4:30pm 
  • July 20th at 6:00pm
  • July 22nd at 2:45pm 
  • July 23rd at 7:00pm

Run time is 60 minutes followed by a 15-minute talkback. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at