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The Fat and Greasy Citizens Brigade brings free outdoor productions of the works of William Shakespeare to DC each summer. DC has so many great free outdoor summer activities like Screen on the Green and Jazz in the Sculpture Garden, but the city doesn’t really have an outdoor theatre option, until now.


The Fat and Greasy Citizens Brigade founders, Heather Cipu (Artistic Director) and Alexis Truitt (Managing Director) have both been working in the DC theatre community for many years. They have done everything from acting, to producing, directing, costumes, props, lights, sound and producing. Starting a company together has been a dream of theirs for a while and they are both extremely excited to have that dream become a reality.




About FGC



About FGC

The groups name is a nod to a line in "As You Like It."

Why Fat and Greasy?

Our Mission

The Fat & Greasy Citizens Brigade, based in Washington D.C., fosters and develops a supportive and creative community through the presentation of quality classic theatre, and making the performing arts accessible and entertaining for all audiences.