The Circle

Listen and live the secrets and memories of The Circle

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 narrative, 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.

Photos by Paul Gillis Photography and Linsay Deming

Video Footage & Music by Nguyên Khôi Nguyễn, Video Editing by Moriah Browning

More about the experience

Step 1: Purchase the Audiowalk file from bandcamp 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 for a self-guided tour beginning at the Dupont Circle metro. Enjoy! or

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.

This is a past event. See archived show information

When scheduled, walking tours will meet/depart from the Q St exit of the Dupont Circle Metro (ground level). Self-guided walks also begin here. 1525 20th St. NW DC

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: 8:00PM / 8:15 / 8:30 / 8:45PM

FR 7/13: 11:45PM / 11:59PM

SA 7/14: 7:00PM / 7:15 / 7:30 / 7:45PM

SU 7/15: 2:00PM / 2:15 / 2:30 / 2:45PM

FR 7/20: 7:00PM / 7:15 / 7:30 / 7:45PM

SA 7/21: 6:00PM / 6:15 / 6:30 / 6:45PM

SU 7/22: 2:00PM / 2:15 / 2:30 / 2:45PM

TH 7/26: 7:00PM / 7:15 / 7:30 / 7:45PM

FR 7/27: 7:00PM / 7:15 / 7:30 / 7:45PM

SA 7/28: 4:00PM / 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


Press Release

Dupont Circle Map & Program

Fringe Map & Program

Other Reviews

“Banished? returns to Fringe with more experimental work” – preview by The Washington Post

“the Fringe show that may stretch your imagination further than any other” – The Washington Post

Artistic Collaborators

Juanita Rockwell


Carmen C. Wong

Concept and Direction

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

Voices by

Margaret Farrell

Mark Jaster

Fugi & O. Jenkins

Mary Suib

Sarah Mosbacher

Laura Westman

Many thanks to

Our awesome CapFringe (planted) Volunteers & Guides!

Alex Clark

Dolcezza Gelato

The Dupont Underground

Faye Haskins

Kerri Wilson