The McAfees have lived in the Pennsylvania woods ever since their father was lost on the Appalachian Trail. Daughter Maine teams up with local teen Charlie on a detective mission to find Maine’s father. Yet, the truth may silence waves of sound. An original adventure musical with a radio blend of musical theater, rock, folk, and immersive morse code clues.
Static is the first musical to utilize morse code as a method of dramatic storytelling, including cryptic morse mode clues for audiences to solve and messages embedded in drum rhythms and grooving musical lines, ultimately allowing for an immersive mystery listening experience.
Written and directed by 17-year-old Tess Rowan.
NBC4 Washington - The Scene
Visit the article here, or watch the TV interview with Tess Rowan here.
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"Five Women-Created Shows to See at the Capital Fringe Festival."
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"Playwright Tess Rowan, at 17-years-old, is the youngest of the playwrights."
"Everything You Need To Know About The Return Of Capital Fringe"
Fringe production breakdown, featuring Static.
"New Theatre in Dystopia: Capital Fringe"
“We have a show a 17-year-old wrote, ‘Static: Noise of a New Musical,’ about a family
in Appalachia going through trials and tribulations and the songs sound pretty good,” - Julianne Brieza, Founding Director of Capital Fringe
"Founder Shares Her Capital Fringe Philosophy"
Julianne Brienza talks about DC, Capital Fringe, and featured productions.
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a New Musical
Book/Music/Lyrics by Tess Rowan
Capital Fringe Festival
3 Stars, formerly DSW Georgetown DC
3270 M St NW Washington DC 20007
July 15th @ 7 pm, July 17th @ 1:30 pm,
July 22nd @ 6:15 pm, July 24th @ 4:15 pm
This production is presented as a part of the 2022 Capital Fringe Festival, a program
of the Washington,
DC non-profit Capital Fringe.
the APPALACHIAN TRAIL,
Meet the Cast & Crew
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