Workshops for Shows

On the Fringe. Everywhere.

Setting your sights on Fringe 2018 and want to know more? Or maybe you’re ready to take your Fringe show on the road to other fringe festivals? We’re offering three, FREE workshops to get you started. Workshops are for holders of Participant Passes, or prospective shows, only.

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Beyond Rochester: Which Fringe is Next?

Sunday, September 17, 10-11am
Writers & Books, 740 University Ave., Rochester, NY 14607

Fringe festivals are fast becoming THE way to get your new work out to the world. Think you’re ready to take your show to another fringe, but not sure where to start? Xela Batchelder, Ph.D (aka “Dr. Fringe”) is a fount of information about fringe festivals around the country and the world, including how they resemble or differ from the Rochester Fringe.

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Rochester Fringe 101: Get Ready for 2018

Sunday, September 17, 11am-12pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Ave., Rochester, NY 14607

Led by KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival Producer Erica Fee, this informative session about our Fringe, how and when to apply, and what to expect will get your creative juices flowing. Submissions will open before you know it, and you’ll be ready!

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Ready for the Big One? The Edinburgh Fringe!

Sunday, September 17, 12-1pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Ave., Rochester, NY 14607

Have you considered taking your show to the world’s largest performing arts festival: the Edinburgh Festival Fringe? The festival can be very intimidating for newbies, to say nothing of the expense! If you don’t know where to start, this session is for you. “Dr. Fringe” will provide you with an overview, resources for research, ideas on budgets, and how to save money.

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XelaXela Batchelder, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Arts Administration at Waynesburg University and the Executive Director of the Pittsburgh Fringe. For 13 years, Xela ran Rocket Venues, a multiple-theatre, multiple-location venue at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world. She is a researcher of the Edinburgh Fringe and North American Fringe Festivals.

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