Join us for FringeTalk, the thought-provoking conversation series where artists discuss current topics—live. Each of the different hour-long conversations will include audience Q&A. All FringeTalks are free to attend.

All events will be streamed live on the festival’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.  Should you wish to take part in the audience Q&A via Zoom, please click on the desired event below and register for a free ticket.

Weds., Sept. 16 at 8pm: 

Black Lives Matter & the Performing Arts

Hosted by Norma Holland (Journalist and improviser)

Panelists:  Thomas Warfield (NTID/RIT Director of Dance), Karen (KB) Brown (Harlem Dance Theatre, Garth Fagan Dance), and Jason Nious (Molodi, Cirque du Soleil).

Thurs., Sept. 17 at 8pm: 

….Too soon? Comedy in 2020

Hosted by Joe Liss (The Bicycle Men, Second City)

Panelists:  Emmy Award-winner Tim Meadows (Saturday Night Live), stand-up comedian Maria Bamford (Lady Dynamite), and Matt & Heidi Morgan (Cirque du Fringe, Absinthe, Opium).

Weds., Sept. 23 at 8pm: 

Using Storytelling to Communicate Science

Hosted by Norma Holland (Journalist and improviser)

Panelists:  Actor David Calvitto (The Stage Award for Best Actor), Marcy McGinnis (CBS News), and Carolyn Hall (Works on Water).

Thurs., Sept. 24 at 8pm: 

Predicting the Future? Performing Arts in 2021

Hosted by Fringe Producer Erica Fee

Panelists Lisa Richards Toney (CEO of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals), Steven A. Adelman, Esq. (Adelman Law Group, PLLC and lead author, Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide), and Dr. Stuart Weiss (event safety medical expert and CEO, Intelligent Crowd Solutions).

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