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Carrie: The Musical

June 13th at 7:30pm

  • Length: 150 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Cabaret Hall
  • Genre: Theatre

Creative Writing @ Geneseo

June 23rd at 2:30pm

IDENTIFICATION: WRITING OURSELVES AS YOU LISTEN is the debut performance of this vivid, vibrant creative writing by SUNY Geneseo English majors. In fiction, poetry, nonfiction and more, these undergraduate writers explore how words help shape our identities across hyphenated upbringings and in contested cultural moments. They use their words to ask the audience to identify with them, no matter how different their backgrounds. In association with Gandy Dancer, the SUNY-wide literary journal.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Lyric Theatre: Cabaret Hall
  • Genre: Spoken Word

Storychick Rochester Storybooth

September 12th at 10:00am

Everyone has a story, and all stories matter. STORYCHICK ROCHESTER STORYBOOTH is back and it’s been upgraded! Visit the booth, listen to any of nine stories, and leave your own story about Fringe, Central Library, or life in Rochester. Experience the power of stories from fellow visitors told not only in their own words, but in their own voices. Stories range from 20 seconds to three minutes. Know that your voice will also be heard!

  • Length: 14820 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Central Library: Dorris Carlson Reading Garden
  • Genre: Spoken Word

A Day in the Life of the Forcibly Displaced

September 12th at 5:00pm

According to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)’s report from 2017, one in every 113 people are now forcibly displaced (FD). Of those, 20 people are displaced every minute due to conflict or persecution. This photography installation focuses on the living conditions and spaces of the 65.6 million people whom the world has left behind. The installation's imagery focuses on living conditions of the FD in Athens, Beirut, and the Calais Jungle, among others.

  • Length: 300 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Little Theatre Cafe Lobby
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Artists

September 12th at 5:00pm

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at RIT is member-led organization that offers a wide range of academic, cultural, and social programs and activities to enrich learners over 50. The Osher community includes an active group of artists in a wide variety of media who enjoy sharing their talents and interests with the organization in the Osher galleries. This exhibit is designed to highlight several of these talented artists.

  • Length: 300 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Little Theatre Cafe Lobby
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

RIT Art House Showcase

September 12th at 5:00pm

Art House's purpose is to foster a creative and inclusive environment among its members, other special-interest-housing communities, and the RIT student body as a whole. It is dedicated to providing ample opportunities for members to develop personally, academically, and professionally. Members are encouraged to share their ideas, opinions, stories, skills, and hobbies so that they can continue to grow as artists as well as people.

  • Length: 300 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Little Theatre Cafe Lobby
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

Ask Us Anything Booth

September 12th at 7:00pm

Need directions? Desperate for dating advice? Want tomorrow's weather forecast? Can't remember the name of that song you have stuck in your head? Forget high-tech, virtual assistants. Just ask Sori and Celexa, the keepers of knowledge at the Ask Us Anything Booth! Armed with road maps, dictionaries, encyclopedias, tarot cards, and a ukulele, they're proof that it doesn't really matter if the answers are right, as long as you share them with confidence.

  • Length: 120 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Spiegelgarden
  • Genre: Comedy

BardBending: A Same-Sex Shakespeare Sampler

September 12th at 7:00pm

WallByrd Theatre Co. is twisting around the conventions of gender in this modern mash-up of William Shakespeare’s greatest hits. From the side-splitting to the heart-wrenching, get a taste of the company's signature blend of pop-culture and classics. BARDBENDING: A SAME-SEX SHAKESPEARE SAMPLER uses a unique lens to view how gender defines (and redefines) some of the greatest stories ever told.

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Avyarium
  • Genre: Theatre

Off-Monroe Players Gilbert and Sullivan Revue

September 12th at 7:00pm

Gilbert and Sullivan are the Rodgers and Hammerstein, the Pasek and Paul, of Victorian England. Spend some time with the duo that started it all. The Off-Monroe Players G&S Revue will have you sailing the seas with Pirates and Pinafores, taking a trip with Gondoliers to Utopia, and round it all out with a fast talking trip to see the Mikado. Terrific tunes, fast and funny words await in this G&S Sampler.

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

Sinatra: "Straight Up"

September 12th at 7:00pm

Churchville-Chile native Daniel Henry return to the Fringe for his fourth consecutive year, taking the stage at Java's Café for two performances. With his rich and soothing tone, he'll deliver an hour of Sinatra's biggest hits – a powerful performance of favorite recordings. Will you hear yours? A pure tribute to Sinatra: STRAIGHT UP.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Java's Cafe
  • Genre: Music

Tom Willard: A Comedian You've Never Heard Of

September 12th at 7:00pm

Tom Willard started doing standup comedy in 2016 at the age of 58. Having gone deaf while growing up, he talks and signs in his act. He's performed at more than 25 venues in 10 cities including Toronto and NYC. He doesn't expect to become the next Jerry Seinfeld, but "plenty of comedians you've never heard of make a good living in comedy, and so that's my goal, to become one of those comedians you've never heard of."

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Comedy

The Phil Shakespeare Show

September 12th at 8:30pm

Join Will Shakespeare's cousin Phil as he presents a hilarious but informative look at the world of Elizabethan theater through games, puppets, songs, and audience participation.

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Comedy

Art Lobotomy

September 12th at 9:00pm

Songwriter Victory and comedian Tripoli (TripVictory) host an interactive performance showcase, inviting a fellow Fringe performer to join them. Each presents a piece of their art – a song, a joke, a dance. After each performance piece, the audience becomes a part of the show by asking questions, proposing critiques, and offering their perspectives. Every show is different!

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Writers & Books
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

RIT City Space Fringe Debut

September 13th at 1:00pm

The College of Art and Design premieres its NEW City Space at Sibley Square!

  • Length: 240 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: RIT City Space: RIT City Space
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

Fringe Gardens

September 13th at 4:00pm

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Avyarium
  • Genre: Theatre

A Day in the Life of the Forcibly Displaced

September 13th at 5:00pm

According to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)’s report from 2017, one in every 113 people are now forcibly displaced (FD). Of those, 20 people are displaced every minute due to conflict or persecution. This photography installation focuses on the living conditions and spaces of the 65.6 million people whom the world has left behind. The installation's imagery focuses on living conditions of the FD in Athens, Beirut, and the Calais Jungle, among others.

  • Length: 300 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Little Theatre Cafe Lobby
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Artists

September 13th at 5:00pm

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at RIT is member-led organization that offers a wide range of academic, cultural, and social programs and activities to enrich learners over 50. The Osher community includes an active group of artists in a wide variety of media who enjoy sharing their talents and interests with the organization in the Osher galleries. This exhibit is designed to highlight several of these talented artists.

  • Length: 300 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Little Theatre Cafe Lobby
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

RIT Art House Showcase

September 13th at 5:00pm

Art House's purpose is to foster a creative and inclusive environment among its members, other special-interest-housing communities, and the RIT student body as a whole. It is dedicated to providing ample opportunities for members to develop personally, academically, and professionally. Members are encouraged to share their ideas, opinions, stories, skills, and hobbies so that they can continue to grow as artists as well as people.

  • Length: 300 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Little Theatre Cafe Lobby
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

View From Here

September 13th at 5:30pm

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Allen Main Stage Theatre
  • Genre: Dance

Jonathan Burns is (Extra) Ordinary

September 13th at 6:00pm

Jonathan Burns makes ordinary objects into something extraordinary! This audience-interactive variety show is a unique and hilarious exploration of the junk we have lying around our houses. Jonathan has been featured on THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN, PENN & TELLER: FOOL US, and was deemed "Extremely Funny" by The New York Times.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: School of the Arts: Club SOTA
  • Genre: Comedy

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