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Good Luck Improv: A Very Virtual Happy Hour!

On Demand

One improv team’s adaptation of weekly rehearsals during the pandemic turns into a hilarious, virtual happy hour, where improv games end up taking a backseat to games of trivia, quizzes, and just the right amount of libations. Who will win? Who’s drinking what? Who knows why Coca-Cola isn’t used by serial killers as part of their modus operandi? These are just some of the questions that might be answered by Good Luck Improv in its new, totally unscripted show.

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

Hugo Happenstance and Other Short Stories

On Demand

Is Hugo Happenstance a real artist? Are his neighbors fascists? Does his Mom deserve the Nobel Peace Prize? Find out all this and more in three new shorts starring Andy Garrison as Hugo Happenstance. Plus, a compilation of six cartoons on subjects like karma, sunscreen, and the apocalypse. Written and directed by Billy Blob. Follow Billy on instagram @billyblobinson.

  • Length: 31 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Comedy

I'm not playing

On Demand

Developed to explore a brand-new medium, I’m Not Playing tackles the complicated dance of choice, cohabitation, and game night. From their own devices, audiences choose their viewpoint, unraveling the web between roommates whose feelings may prove more powerful than their wit.

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

It’s Complicated

On Demand

It’s Complicated is an evening of three short plays in which couples throughout history navigate the challenges of being in a relationship. In “Me Make Warm," a prehistoric couple discover fire – or at least one of them does; in “Et tu, Cornelia?” a Roman soldier’s decision to leave the army to pursue his dreams of becoming a philosopher causes Cornelia to question their future; and in “Together Forever," a couple discover that they each have very different plans for the afterlife.

  • Length: 31 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre

The Jaipong Dance

On Demand

This dance performance, called Jaipong, is a popular tale of dance and power plays. Influenced for decades by a mixture of martial arts and new style of popular choreography, it is accompanied by gamelan instruments and dominated by various triple drums.

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

Jimyn sings a love medley

On Demand

How would you court an exciting, unpredictable lover who has captured your full imagination and, of course, your dreamy heart? Jimyn the Singing Mime serenades with a love medley that could sweep any searching soul off their feet and into your arms!

  • Length: 10 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Music

Juggling Workshop

On Demand

If you’ve ever wanted to learn the life skill of juggling but didn’t because you didn’t have the balls, now you’ve got no excuse. In this workshop, we'll teach how to make juggling balls and get you started on how to juggle.

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

A Land of Peace

On Demand

In the aftermath of a town’s loss of their children, five characters give their points of view about what happened. This original work by Rose O’Keefe is inspired by "The Pied Piper of Hamelin, A Child’s Story" by Robert Browning, illustrated by Kate Greenaway.

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

Liquid States

On Demand

Liquid States explores water as substance, metaphoric allusion, and the socio-politics of water. The performance forms a collective narrative that addresses mankind’s complicated relationship to essential natural resources. Cave Dogs presents a startling original way of telling a story. Fluid shadows and images dance in wild imagination across the screen. Each performance promises a healthy dose of the sublime, the exciting, the absurd, and the downright fun that results in something infinitely compelling.

  • Length: 52 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Madame Chabane

On Demand

Madame Chabane will give you insight into the daily life of a middle-aged, North African woman. Among other things, she will explain why, in her culture, it's not such a good idea to go by the 'ladies-first' attitude. She will give you her views on marriage, dating and other important issues. She hopes to make you laugh with her funny style!

  • Length: 35 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Comedy

Mathematical Methods & Dance: Kinesthetic Expressions of the Beauty and Utility of Math

On Demand

Mathematical Methods is a collaboration project between Evolve Dynamicz Dance Collective and Boston University Chemistry Professor John Straub. The project is a choreographic research of the spatial dynamics of applied mathematics at the collegiate level. The members of Evolve are currently working with Professor Straub to both learn concepts of applied mathematics presented in his new text book, Mathematical Methods for Molecular Science, and to interpret them through movement and choreography.

  • Length: 42 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Dance

The Memory Palace: High Falls

On Demand

Commissioned by the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival with support from the New York State Council on the Arts, this newly released episode of the Peabody Award-nominated The Memory Palace focuses on national legend Sam Patch and his untimely demise at Rochester's High Falls. The episode will be available here starting September 15th.

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

The Memory Palace:From the Parking Lot

On Demand

Commissioned by the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival with support from the New York State Council on the Arts, this newly released episode of the Peabody Award-nominated The Memory Palace focuses on the lauded Corinthian Hall, a famous assembly hall in downtown Rochester, where Frederick Douglass made his legendary "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July" speech. The episode will be available here starting September 15th.

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

Mental Graffiti Showcase

On Demand

Showcase of spoken-word poetry from RIT's Mental Graffiti.

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

The Mid-Century Modern Jazz Quartet

On Demand

The Mid-Century Modern Jazz Quartet plays straight-up jazz from the period known in design circles as Mid-Century Modern. The MCMJQ features RIT Professor Emeritus Al Biles on trumpet & flugelhorn, Steve Gates on drums & jaw bone, Chuck Dye on 7-string guitar, and Bruce Goldman on upright bass. Their repertoire includes Miles, Monk, Gershwin, Golson, Porter, Shorter, Silver, Rollins, Jobim, Ellington, and many others. They've played together in various overlapping groups for years, but this quartet is special!

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

Milkdrunk

On Demand

A primal scream from the trenches of first-time motherhood, Milkdrunk crackles with humor, heart, and vulnerability as writer/performer Cathleen O'Malley exposes the damp and dirty world of childbirth, and what it means to be a nursing mammal in modern America. "Milkdrunk is to breastfeeding what The Vagina Monologues is to women's sexuality: a curtain-ripping revelation on a world hidden in plain sight." (Kindred); "a resounding yawp of motherhood" (All About Solo); “★★★★ 1/2” (All About Solo Critic's Choice).

  • Length: 65 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre

Mo-to-the-oncle

On Demand

There’s a time and place for a monocle: 2020 and a Bronx high school are neither of them! A socially conscious, one-woman comedy about a Bronx teen who must wear a monocle after his dad loses their vision insurance. WXXI: “Smart and funny and fearless.” CITY Newspaper: “Impeccable delivery.” ORLANDO WEEKLY: “Skewers racial stereotypes.” PITTSBURGH IN THE ROUND: “Joke-a-minute.” 2017 Pittsburgh Fringe Best Actress WINNER

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

Mobius

On Demand

Mobius is the story of four young people who have their own personal struggles and issues. Hypnotized by the Wizard, they are sent on a mission to solve scientific and personal riddles, but their fate depends on how they work together. This performance includes movement, sign-mime, dance, gestures, ASL Poetry, songs, and storytelling. Presented in both ASL and Spoken Language.

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

The Movement: An A Cappella Musical

On Demand

An A Cappella Musical featuring LEAP Artists LIVE! The Movement is a musical retelling of the Children's Crusade of 1963, a historical civil rights event in which thousands of children and teenagers marched against segregation in Birmingham, Alabama. This award-winning musical features harmonious singing, percussive movement, and narrative storytelling to highlight the courage exhibited by teens who were crusaders of the non-violence peace movement. Written and directed by Kathy D. Harrison, it's produced by LEAP, a non-profit organization.

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

Muffin Theatre Presents: A Show With Cookies

On Demand

Unable to snag a ticket for the sold-out run of A Show with Cookies last year? You’re in luck: you can watch the same performance again this year! This multi-angle recording was captured at Rochester Fringe's 2019 opening weekend, and it still has that fresh, Fringy flavor. Katherine Marino’s one-woman show combines the charm of silent movies, the skill of circus, and the grace of ballet. Get ready for a medley of magic, dance, juggling, and playful comedy! BYOC.

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

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