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12:01

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...

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

5 Second Rule

Musical Duo. Guitar and drums. Performers are 15 and 14 years old

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

50 Shades of Gay

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

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

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 Amish Project

Jessica Dickey's The Amish Project is a fictional exploration of the 2006 Nickel Mines schoolhouse shooting in an Amish community, and the path of forgiveness and compassion forged in its wake. In this stunning tour-de-force, a single actress plays a host of characters in a community devastated by tragedy. From a convenience store worker to the gunman himself, each character comes to life from trapped in cycles of grief or rage to those who have a truly unexpected reaction.

  • Length: 75 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre

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

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

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)

"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

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

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

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 CAT

Electro-comic McQueen (Comedy Central, Funny or Die) released his chart-topping debut album, Black Cat, in the fall of 2019. A genre-defying album born of fever dreams where unforgettable characters exist and comingle with David Bowie, Kevin Costner and Harry Potter – and are sound-tracked by triptastic narratives and soundscapes – it’s Daft Punk meets Weird Al, as McQueen creates original music with beats and comedy.

  • Length: 37 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Comedy

Black in the Box

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

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

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

Bronco Brad Dang Tootin Good Time Show

The Bronco Brad Dang Tootin’ Good Time Show has been a mainstay every Thursday afternoon on fictional WEXT-TV in Elmira, NY. Bronco Brad and sidekick Wally the Happy Talking Neutrino sing favorite songs like “Mixed Martial Arts Rodeo” and “Honky-Tonk ‘Til My Head Explodes;” tell Made-Up Tales of the Old West like “The Velcro Kid;” host a “Guess The Sawdust” game and do singalongs like “My Friend Davey The Pickled Egg." Fun for moms, dads, kids, plumbers, and small pets!

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

Bushwhacked: House Arrest

SOLD OUT for 2020! We hereby notify the public that Bushwhacked has been sentenced to house arrest. These low-risk, nonviolent offenders will be confined to their homes under close surveillance with electronic monitoring. Your presence is requested to aid in their rehabilitation through laugh therapy and court-ordered, interactive, improvised roguery. They don’t get time off for good behavior, but we’re sure you’ll have a good time! This show will be online, using a Zoom meeting format.

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

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