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12:01

On Demand

12:01 is a short digital play devised and performed by Michaela Buckley. Caught in the loop, what would happen if we all stepped into our power?

  • Length: 13 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre

3.14...

On Demand

Three guys run out of gas in the middle of the desert, where they meet magic burros, fire-breathing zebras, Shoshone Ghosts, and Hot Spring Chick, a girl with recurring relationship problems.

  • Length: 83 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

50 Shades of Gay

On Demand

50 Shades of Gay is an adult variety show – written, produced, and starring award-winning comedian Ike Avelli. Filled with comedy, music, drag, costumes and audience participation, the show has been selling out venues in the U.S. since 2015. Featuring special guests Tym Moss and Viki Villainess!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Comedy

Al Biles and GenJam

On Demand

Al Biles and GenJam play jazz, which doesn’t sound terribly fringy. Well, the music may be straight-ahead, but the band is far-out. Al (a human trumpet player) and GenJam (the Genetic Jammer) improvise on tunes ranging from swing and bop to Latin and pop. Al and GenJam listen and reply to each other, but since GenJam is computer software that evolves its musical ideas in real time, it’s spontaneous, responsive, and definitely on the fringe.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Music

America's Singing Sweethearts: A Tribute to Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy

On Demand

Join vocalist Casey Jones Costello and pianist Gail Hyde in a nostalgic tribute to two of the greatest singing stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood, Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy, whose films together between 1935 and 1942 earned them the title of "America's Singing Sweethearts." Featuring songs MacDonald and Eddy popularized, enjoy beautiful melodies from composers including Victor Herbert, Rudolf Friml, Sigmund Romberg, and more, while reminiscing with Costello and Hyde as they wistfully remember "Springtime, Lovetime, May."

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Music

THE ARKANSAS TRAVELER MEETS THE MULLA NASRUDIN: An Evening With Howie Lester, Episode 1

On Demand

In the spirit of a Gypsy campfire, a Turkish coffee house, a Greek Hash house, and a New Mexican Matachine, these stories with music include: "My Father’s Violin," "Learning a tune from the son of a slave," "and "The Great Topanga Fire." The Arkansas Traveler meets the Mulla Nasrudin, etc. with songs from Blues, Gypsy, Klezmer, Cajun, and Appalachian roots traditions – sometimes all at the same time.

  • Length: 65 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Music

Barnstormer Corners at Sunrise – A High-Flying comedy

On Demand

Welcome to Barnstormer Corners at Sunrise – a morning show in a fictional rural town in Heartland USA. This is a riff on the trials and tribulations of producing and starring in a small-town morning show, with the stress and fun that makes it all worth it. The comedy is fast-paced, light-hearted, and pun-filled – matching our host, who keeps things moving and keeps it light in order to help the rest of the town start their day right.

  • Length: 35 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Comedy

Beautifully Grotesque: The Life of Valeska Gert (Work in Progress)

On Demand

"Beautifully Grotesque: The Life of Valeska Gert" is biographical dance theatre that tellls the story of avant-garde actor/dancer Valeska Gert. Known for her wild, anti-bourgeois, anarchic, expressionist dance solos, Gert challenged her audiences with realistic portrayals of people and culture from 1920s Berlin. Collard embodies Gert, re-creating some of her early solos. This performance resurrection is a tribute to one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, of which few have ever heard. .

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Dance

Between Silences

On Demand

Eight of Rochester’s leading actresses become 17 different women whose brief revelations are fresh, honest, and intimate. The short pieces explore everything from a widow’s brief connection with a dog in the park, to a mother’s letter to the daughter who just made her a grandmother, to a middle-aged woman entering the dating scene after her divorce. Between Silences was a sold-out hit at the 2019 Fringe, and we're delighted to bring it back on video for this year's audiences.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre

Bill Dresnack, These Are My Songs, Send Me the Royalty Checks, Vol., 1, 2018-2020

On Demand

Original songs, soft and assertive, rocky, poppy, ballady, bluesy, all (or almost all) written during the past three years. Songs are mostly built around acoustic guitar, some harmonica, might even throw a banjo or keyboard tune in there. The set will include several COVID-19 inspired songs, including “Six Feet Away” and “Wear a Mask.”

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Music

BIODANCE at Home

On Demand

Join BIODANCE for collaborative dance and art in this collection of video shorts by the artists that have brought you sold-out shows year after year at the Fringe! Premiering a new work with poetry by Lauren K. Alleyne, media by W. Michelle Harris and direction/choreography by Missy Pfohl Smith, with an additional premiere by Natalia Lisina, we will bring the outdoors into your home – wherever in the world that may be.

  • Length: 30 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Black in the Box

On Demand

Through the use of several masks, a man is immersed in an abstract and panoramic journey through years of Black oppression, seeing it through the eyes of those who lived it. This award-winning show, devised and performed by Marlon Andrew Burnley, is a movement-based performance that explores the Black experience in America.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre

The Box

On Demand

Like everyone in quarantine, Tammi, Keaton and Olivia are having a hard time dealing with living at a stand-still and struggling to find inspiration when all they can see are walls. Mysteriously brought together by their mutual desire to create, the three artists realize that they are not, and never will be, alone. Together, all three discover the key to creating – themselves. The Box is a completely original musical produced in quarantine.

  • Length: 16 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre

Brian Kennedy Live From Dublin

On Demand

Brian Kennedy – multi-platinum international recording artist – streams his lock-down concert. Experience and celebrate that voice, musicianship, and personality. The voice of an angel. Hearing is believing! Brian joined Van Morrison “Blues & Soul Revue” global tour as guest lead singer, sharing vocal duties with Morrison and a breathtaking array of artists: Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, and John Lee Hooker. For the past six years, Brian has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and now shares his music with Rochester.

  • Length: 75 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Music

Candid Conversations with Cuomo in the Time of Corona

On Demand

Comedian and born-and-raised Rochesterian, Dr. Don, goes head-to-head in a virtual interview with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in front of a live, illustrated audience on a wide array of topics for our times. Join The Governor and The Doctor for this crazy, candid conversation, as two New York native sons battle words and wits on matters great and small in the time of Corona.

  • Length: 40 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Comedy

Chansons

On Demand

Zahida (AKA Dr. 2) sings a few French songs she has written and composed. Lyrics are included.

  • Length: 15 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Music

ChatterBox Divas: REMAKES Goes to FRINGE!

On Demand

Rochester performance sweethearts and mother/daughter power team, Ann Mitchell and Kerri Lynn Slominski, had their performance schedules cancelled due to the Pandemic. Well, you can take away their performances, but you can’t turn off their DIVA stardom! Thus, the “ChatterBox Divas: REMAKES: What Were They Thinking?!" video podcast was born, and they're ready to head to Fringe with a salute to HELLO DOLLY! Through props, song and rants, the ChatterBox Divas will whimsically amuse you with a Fringe Spectacular REMAKES Extravaganza!

  • Length: 25 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Comedy

Christel Bartelse Presents "Encore"

On Demand

When Christel finds herself on stage, alone, again, in front of an audience, she jumps into action to entertain. Only this time, it's different. The latest show from this fringe creator/writer of hits "ONEymoon," " Chaotica," and "All KIDding Aside" promises to be a high-energy extravaganza. "Rare Originality and theatrical zest." (Edmonton Journal) “Bartelse is a bit Julie Andrews gone wild.” (Montreal Gazette) “A skilled physical comedian, she really knows how to use her body to generate laughs.” (Theatromania- NYC)

  • Length: 55 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre

A Circus Show

On Demand

Come one, come all to witness this one-of-a-kind, intimate circus. Two brothers are trapped for an eternity of performance and can only be set free by an audience that will not clap – an impossible feat for those watching their amazing acrobatics. They'll spin in hoops, balance at heights over 15 feet, and do flips off a see-saw – all while their comedic interaction keeps audiences of all ages entertained and intrigued!

  • Length: 25 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre

Cobbs Hill Consort

On Demand

The Cobbs Hill Consort is a unique Rochester acoustic ensemble featuring Native American flute supported by the living sounds of harp, guitar, drums, and percussion. The music is soothing, emotive, and transporting, engaging listeners in a journey of the heart. The group includes Dr. Jefferson Svengsouk (Native American flute) and Sandy Gianniny (harp), both team members of UR Medicine Palliative Care. The Consort returns to the Rochester Fringe for its sixth year to share the gift of healing energies and creative collaboration.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Music

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