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Becoming Adorable

On Demand

Amy Williams thought taking a class in making online videos would be fun – that she would get to review some of her beloved romantic comedy movies. Then, she's assigned lab partner Oscar Ludlow, who seems to think he’s going to be another Spielberg. Suddenly, the things she doesn’t like discussing, such as being a trans woman, are being revealed to the world. It's a solo Rom-Com!

  • Length: 52 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre

Being B.A.D.

On Demand

Performed at the National Women’s Theatre Festival and BorderLight International Virtual Fringe Festival, "Being B.A.D." is about personal acceptance and redemption from the cycle of abuse. Embodying creative resistance against oppressive gender stereotypes and domestic violence, this solo piece explores the lengths to which one will go in order to take back power back after years of physical and emotional abuse at the hands of family and a romantic partner. #1in4nomore #IPVawareness

  • Length: 18 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre

Captain Ambivalent Is In Denial

On Demand

Do you find that sometimes real life's too hard to face? Escape to the fantasy world of Captain Ambivalent as he shares his comedy songs, his imaginary friends' comedy songs, his toys, and his denial. Says Plays with John & Wendy: "...amazingly funny songs, wild costumes, and wonderfully cheesy props." This show was created under "stay at home orders" for the 2020 Elgin Fringe Festival as a live, solo performance experience with some very special effects.

  • Length: 44 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

The Comedy of (Zoom) Errors

On Demand

Brawling Bard Theater tackles Shakespeare’s beloved tale of long-lost twins and comic confusion. On Zoom, of course. Can the play possibly survive screen freezes, muted monologues, intrusive family members, bizarro backgrounds, and the thousand other shocks that Zoom is heir to?

  • Length: 63 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre

Fly Fly Fly

On Demand

A wistful empty-nester "accidentally on purpose" conjures her adult children back home and finds that she must choose between perpetually reliving her past or stepping off the edge into her unknown future. Book, music, and lyrics of this heart-warming musical are by award-winner Katie Brady.

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

The Geriactors Present: Journal of a Modern Plague Year

On Demand

2020 was an unusual year here on the home front. The Geriactors, with the help of some local playwrights, reflect on the impact of COVID-19 on our daily lives, appropriately through the medium of Zoom. What was life-altering, what was just absurdly inconvenient, and what new talents did we discover? How did we keep up when things could change so quickly? Come along with us and smile as we look back on a year of coping with the “new normal.”

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

La Nela De Socartes

On Demand

"La Nela De Socartes" is an uplifting musical tragedy about love, opportunity, and change. Adapted from classic Spanish literature and conceived virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic for a modern theatre-going audience, the book, music, lyrics, and orchestrations are by Greggory Nekrasovas and Massimiliano Cicio in their theatrical debut. This musical is an adaptation of Marianela (1878) by Benito Pérez Galdós with English translation by Clara Bell.

  • Length: 125 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre

Madame Chabane

On Demand

Madame Chabane, a middle-aged North African woman, gives humorous tips on match-making.

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

MARY SPEAKS: The Virtual Experience

On Demand


In this play – inspired by Black Lives Matter – the life of Mary, the mother of Jesus, is used as a parallel to explore the history of Black mothers and their sons from slavery to present day. Mother Mary becomes a prototype for the struggle Black mothers have to keep their sons alive in a society where their existence is seen as a threat. Mary’s mission: to keep her son from becoming a crucified Black body.

  • Length: 52 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre

Maternal

On Demand

"Maternal" is an existential horror play by Montreal-based Les Choreutes'. Themes include motherhood, the mother-daughter relationship, and the fear of inadequacy. It is a raw, emotional, intense, and intimate work with tour-de-force performances.

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

Nebby Neighbors

On Demand

Peek over the fence and listen through the hedges – it’s time to join the borough of Nebby Neighbors! This social media-inspired comedy answers your biggest local questions. Is your power out? Is this cat a stray or missing? What is a township? It’s a hilarious day in the neighborhood full of improv, sketch, and stand-up presented by a nationwide ensemble cast that proves funny things happen when neighbors come together. Produced by the girls next door: Sarah Morgan & Beth Geatches.

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

Oh Boy: Poverty, Polyamory, and All My Poor Decisions in Between

On Demand

Based on a true story of queerness, social politics, poverty, gender identity shifts, and acceptance in the face of adversity, “Oh Boy” is a work of lo-fi, high-concept video storytelling. Follow Alex Hill on his journey through genre-bending monologues and dance performances, all in a quick 45 minutes. Venmo: @Lightup-Shoebox Paypal: @Clarklevi Cashapp: $Lightupshoebox

  • Length: 46 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Rosegold

On Demand

Meet Jamie. She is an alcoholic. She is a survivor. And she is haunted by an unfathomable darkness. In tonight’s meeting, it's Jamie’s turn to speak. We all have reasons we drink, but some reasons are more terrifying than others. A tale of horror by Donna Kay Yarborough. Best Solo Drama (Orlando Fringe), Best Dramatic Performer (Pittsburgh Fringe). “..fans of Stephen King, David Lynch and H.P. Lovecraft will find plenty to sink their canines into.” --Seth Kubersky, Orlando Weekly. Venmo: @DKYarborough

  • Length: 40 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre

Spooky Stories in the (virtual) Stacks

On Demand

True ghost stories told in the (virtual) secret stacks of the Rundel Memorial Building.

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

Unintentional Significance: A Puppet Show About Everything and Nothing

On Demand

Puppets on fire, puppets under water, an orangutan playing chess, resurrected roadkill, a singing tennis ball, one rather disturbing rabbit, a blue lightbulb, and so much more! Featuring the unique puppets and puppetry of Sean P. Mette, "Unintentional Significance: A Puppet Show About Everything and Nothing" invites the viewer to find meaning in the meaningless and truths among the absurd. In a show where everything is significant and, concurrently, nothing is significant: what will you discover?

  • Length: 56 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

You Will Live Under the Sea

On Demand

"Finding Nemo" meets "Predator" in this Award-Winning, Retrofuturistic, Hellscape Comedy. WINNER: BEST OF FEST, 2021 Cincinnati Fringe Festival; CRITICS PICK, “Wildly imaginative. Surprisingly profound.” --Cincinnati CityBeat.

  • Length: 46 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre

Airigami Experience: Build with Balloons

September 14th at 11:00am

Are you crafty person who enjoys hands-on building? Don’t miss the opportunity to work side-by-side (6’ apart) with Rochester’s own world-renowned Airigami to create a one-of-a-kind, immersive balloon installation. You’ll literally set the stage for live performances by constructing set pieces and other decorative elements to transform areas at MADE ON STATE into an inflated wonderland. ALLERGY ALERT: latex balloons will be used in the creation of the display.

  • Length: 120 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Made on State: Fuse and Anchor
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

Airigami Experience: Build with Balloons

September 14th at 3:00pm

Are you crafty person who enjoys hands-on building? Don’t miss the opportunity to work side-by-side (6’ apart) with Rochester’s own world-renowned Airigami to create a one-of-a-kind, immersive balloon installation. You’ll literally set the stage for live performances by constructing set pieces and other decorative elements to transform areas at MADE ON STATE into an inflated wonderland. ALLERGY ALERT: latex balloons will be used in the creation of the display.

  • Length: 120 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Made on State: Fuse and Anchor
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

Love Letters, by A.R. Gurney

September 14th at 7:00pm

The lives of two childhood friends are revealed through a lifelong correspondence in this evocative, touching, and frequently funny romantic play. J. Simmons and Jennifer Galvez Caton present a fresh interpretation of this beloved classic by seeing it through the eyes of a multi-racial cast and production team. Directed by Esther Winter.

  • Length: 110 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: CenterStage Theatre at the JCC: Hart Theater
  • Genre: Theatre

Some Ska Band

September 14th at 7:30pm

Some Ska Band brings the irresistible beat of ska and reggae to the JCC stage, heating up the dance floor with an hour-long set of originals as well as a few classic covers and musical surprises.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: CenterStage Theatre at the JCC: Dawn Lipson Canalside Stage
  • Genre: Music

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