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Comedy Acts of Derring Do!

On Demand

Ill-advised comedy feats of derring-do! This fast-paced comedy show about being a juggler will give audiences a glimpse into a juggler's mind. Manipulating balls, objects, and the audience is all part of the fun. A show for the entire family!

  • Length: 30 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Comedy

Commotion Dance Theater

On Demand

Commotion Dance Theater returns to Fringe with a program that combines whimsy, poetry, and play into works that will delight and captivate. Using music, movement and props, Commotion offers “a very different type of dance performance…more subdued, more subtle, and more expressive…each as different as it was beautiful." (CITY Newspaper, 2019).

  • Length: 30 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Dance

Contemporary Musicians' Guide to Modern Love

On Demand

Navigating dating in modern society is no easy task! Acclaimed mezzo-soprano, Jessica Ann Best, and virtuoso pianist, Yoshiko Arahata, will take the audience for a thrilling and nerve-wracking journey of finding true love through contemporary art songs, musical scenes, and multi-media. Hilarious, relatable, hopeless, yet optimistic – audiences will surely enjoy these contemporary musicians’ take on the ever-fleeting pursuit of love. Featuring music by William Bolcom (Cabaret Songs), Jake Heggie (At the Statue of Venus), and more. Note from the artists: Other than covering tangible expenses, we will donate 100% of our ticket sales toward local causes that bring positive change, social justice, and art to the world: Hochstein School of Music, Blackfriars Theatre, and Black Lives Matter.

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

COVID Zone

On Demand

This Deaf Theater piece uses music, dance, humor, and poetry to share insight on the culture and beauty of Deaf performance, as well as to share feelings and thoughts about our times in COVID: a "horror movie" landscape like The Twilight Zone.

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre

Dance Bytes

On Demand

Virtual, on-demand Dance Bytes offers short dance works by Carey Barnette, Nicolette Ferguson, Natalia Lisina, and Jocelyn Schimpf. Each choreographer responds to isolation and be-longing; journey and passage; disability, loss, and connection from a far; and movement in nature. Prepare to be engaged by the creative presentation of each choreographer’s perspective as they explore the depths of dance behind a screen.

  • Length: 43 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Dance

DEAFersity!

On Demand

DEAFersity! is an outlet for artistic expression, solidarity, and coming together as one community in our time of need. Our mission is to bring joy to our community, put smiles on the faces of those who watch us from home, and support causes that are important to you and us. We are a diverse group of “DEAFersity” in a multidisciplinary showcase featuring dance, signed music, ASL storytelling, ASL poetry, and more.


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

The Designer

On Demand

You could call today’s fashion interns totally trend-obsessed or you could call them ambitious AF. Either way, they’re not waiting around for their shot any longer. Reformatted exclusively for Zoom, enjoy these three “episodes” that introduce this group of interns (and their bosses, *nervous emoji*) as they develop their own fashion reality/competition television show to prove they aren’t just the next great designer, but THE Designer. All from the comfort of their own bedrooms!

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

Disturbances a Deux

On Demand

These two tales from visual artist and playwright Martha Schermerhorn – a peek into the shadows and the corners of existence, where the unexplained and occult intersect with our ordinary lives. Featuring acclaimed local actors Judy Molner and MJ Savastano.

  • Length: 20 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

D'LYNN Sings

On Demand

D’LYNN, a powerful female jazz vocalist from Central and Western New York, is famous for her debut at Buffalo's famed Colored Musicians Club following the release of her 2018 CD, Love Liberates. Her sultry, melodious vocals evoke good times and great vibes, and transform the atmospheric levels to all-time highs as she sings Motown's greatest hit ballads from the 1950s through the 1970s. Watch for D’LYNN's mellow but potent release, A Christmas Fire, coming soon.

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

Don’t Know Jack

On Demand

Don’t Know Jack is a solid, Western New York rock staple. The five-piece group has performed throughout Northeastern U.S. and brings a positive, fun rock show to life every time, combining original work with cover songs that almost everyone knows. Don’t miss Don't Know Jack.

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

El Diablo Of The Cards

On Demand

WINNER: Best Performer Award (Swindon Fringe-2018); WINNER: Pick Of The Fringe (Halifax Fringe-2019); WINNER: Audience Choice (KC Fringe-2020). Coming all the way from Brazil, El Diablo of the Cards is traveling 52 countries, thrilling audiences with his magic style that combines improvisation, clown’s madness, and diabolical magic skills using only a deck of cards! This show was recorded at Macau Mime festival 2018. "★★★★★ Completely entertaining card show." (CBC), "★★★★★ Smiles and happiness at the max." (Kc Applauds)

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

El merengue lleva sal / Merengue Needs Salt

On Demand

El merengue lleva sal / Merengue Needs Salt, an original play by Candide Carrasco, is a hysterical romp through homophobia and conservatism. A Cuban couple plans a party for their adopted gay son, a beautiful young dancer. Tatiana, the cleaning lady from Russia, questions the harmony of the house. Racism, homophobia and anti-Semitism endanger the loving environment created by Cecilia and Julian. In English and Spanish for mature audiences, it features Elena Goldfeder, Ruben Gomez, Jill Rittinger, and Grant Richards.

  • Length: 85 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre

The Empathy Project: a new human experience | Volume I

On Demand

"All we have to do is survive this moment." From The Outer Loop and The Humanity Project comes The Empathy Project: a new human experience | Volume I, a live, virtual collaboration and devised theatrical response to the moment of crisis in which we as a global community currently find ourselves. These are strange and uncertain times, ones simultaneously abundant and lacking in connection and hope. Can we, through theater, inspire empathy and reconnect to our shared humanity?

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

The Empathy Project: a new human experience | Volume II

On Demand

From The Outer Loop and The Humanity Project comes The Empathy Project: a new human experience | Volume II The Secret Handshake, a second, LIVE virtual collaboration and devised theatrical response to the moment of crisis that we, as a global community, currently find ourselves in. These are scary and uncertain times – ones simultaneously abundant and lacking in connection and hope. Can we, through theater, inspire empathy and reconnect to our shared humanity?

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

Etched Glass Decanter

On Demand

"Etched Glass Decanter" is a radio drama series featuring dialogue, poetry, music, and soundscapes. The story follows several characters across multifarious strange worlds.

Recipient of the Best New Writing Award in the 2020 Paris Fringe Festival and the New Writing Laurel from Binge Fringe Magazine.

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

Fat Jessie

On Demand

Jessie’s insecurities and self-hatred begin to affect her love life or lack thereof. In a quest to change her outer appearance based on societal standards, she boldly confronts her inner demons. In the end, she learns a lesson on how to love…herself. This is a body-positivity film that addresses the power of self-perception and self-love. The film is written, directed, and stars Rochester's own Jacynta Harris. It also stars renowned Chicago actor DeAndreas McCanton, and Chicago rapper Ridgio.

  • Length: 25 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

#FolkloreLatino

On Demand

#FolkloreLatino is a combination of Latin American popular music and culture, whose participants are not professional dancers. Rather, these volunteers are studying and recreating important dances from Latin American folklore. The goal of the show is to share traditional music and dances by members of Monroe County's Latinx community with the community at large.

  • Length: 20 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Dance

Forbidden City!

On Demand

Recorded in front of a living, breathing, laughing, physically present audience, Forbidden City! is an utterly original storytelling experience. A funny and true tale that goes completely off the rails, it becomes a vital, absurd, heartfelt, and uplifting story about life itself. “CRITIC’S PICK: Laugh-out-loud funny…the quiet moments elevate this stand-up into a meditation on the ways life surprises us.” (City Beat, Cincinnati, 2020) “Dockery is unequaled on the fringe circuit.” (Orlando Sentinel) Creator of 2019’s Delirium.

  • Length: 70 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Comedy

The Frances Films

On Demand

In this series of short experimental films, solo artist Chris Szajbert uses multi-screen Zoom recordings to depict the sexual awakening of a young starlet and the web of misguided souls who contribute to her downfall. These dark yet playful shorts use found toys and original soundscapes to explore mature themes and create a unique and compelling world. Adult content. Facebook + Instagram: chrisszajbert

  • Length: 27 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

The Geriactors Present: From a distance . . .!

On Demand

The Geriactors bring you From a distance…!, featuring new plays written for the group by local playwrights Mark Jabaut and Ken Klamm – specifically for the new medium to which we are all constrained. Boot up your device and Zoom along with us!

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre

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