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1st Impressions

Written and directed by Samantha Marchant, it stars Drea Bim and Sam Evans. Two strangers meet at a pet adoption home visit, entering the house on a reality TV show, or as two strangers on a train. What happens next is up to you. The actors will poll the audience at key moments, Choose-Your-Own-Adventure style. Will these first impressions go down in history as the ultimate meet-up or as a run-in with the stranger from hell? You decide.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre
  • Location Type: Indoor

8 Chamber Hunger Orchestra

Acclaimed poet Rachel McKibbens explores the complex landscape of grief, gender, mental illness, and motherhood as told through a daring menagerie of drag performances, a carnival sideshow act, and spoken word.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Spirit Room: The Spirit Room's Conjure Box
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary
  • Location Type: Indoor

Airigami Experience: Build with Balloons

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
  • Location Type: Indoor

Airigami Viewing and Photo Op

Fringe is all about fun flair, and so is Airigami! Check out the unique balloon display created for the Airigami stage, which is sure to provide for selfie-friendly and fantastically fringy photos!

  • Length: 120 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Made on State: Fuse and Anchor
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film
  • Location Type: Indoor

Almost Magic Show!

Buckle up for this comedic look at the thin line between magic and juggling. Magicians woo audiences by hiding their skills. Jugglers wow audiences with their skills totally on display. Juggling is magic without the deceit! Manipulating multiple objects as well as the audience is all part of the fun in this show for all ages.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Location Type: Indoor

Amplified

Get ready to turn it up in this "Amplified" acrobatic and music show that will blow you away! Rock on and rock out to some of the most rockin' hits of all time. Experience a mixture of uplifting aerial acts, luminous hula-hoopers, and singers that slay. This dynamic, gravity-defying show will leave you feeling great.

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Aerial Arts of Rochester
  • Genre: Music
  • Location Type: Indoor

AMY'S HOUSE

"AMY'S HOUSE, The Musical" is based on a horrific true story. Amy Archer, a Connecticut woman who establishes one of the first nursing homes in the U.S. in the early 1900s, turns to killing her patients by poisoning them with arsenic in their lemonade. Featuring strong leading roles for women, "AMY'S HOUSE" is thematically simpatico with anti-hero favorites like "Breaking Bad," "Dexter," and "Sweeney Todd."

  • Length: 90 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre

And One More For The Road

On April 20, 1993 at the Rochester War Memorial, a legend made one more stand: Frank Sinatra. Daniel Henry recreates the sounds of this “moving and magical evening” as he presents the 16 songs that Sinatra sang that night. Sinatra’s choices for this concert ranged across his career and demonstrated respect for his fans. Daniel Henry will bring a shimmer, with grace and humility, to the great legend whose career spanned more than five decades.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Java's Cafe
  • Genre: Music
  • Location Type: Indoor

Andrew Flory - Classical Guitar

Andrew Flory is a classical guitarist currently working on his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Eastman School of Music, where he studies with Nicholas Goluses. Andrew received his Master’s degree in 2020 from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and, while living abroad, had the opportunity to perform in Scotland, Spain, and Ireland. You can find videos, recordings, and learn more about Andrew at https://www.andrewfloryguitar.com/.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Made on State: The Commons
  • Genre: Music
  • Location Type: Indoor

Animal Scavenger Hunt with BenAnna Band

Grab your binoculars and your favorite stuffed animal as we go on a musical animal scavenger hunt with the BenAnna Band! This interactive musical concert will take us to the farm, the zoo, and everywhere in between while getting all our sillies out. Ben and Anna have been making music with neuro-diverse and neuro-typical kiddos of all ages and abilities for more than five years and can’t wait to make music with you!

  • Length: 30 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Central Library: Dorris Carlson Reading Garden
  • Genre: Kids Fringe
  • Location Type: Outdoor

Anna and Adrian

Anna and Adrian will be performing various songs from different musicals, sometimes as duets, sometimes as solos.

  • Length: 25 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Theatre 1
  • Genre: Theatre
  • Location Type: Indoor

The Ark

Imagine: you have been isolated in a huge, dark, space full of all kinds of animals – the sounds, the smells, the desire to escape. You open the hatch and emerge from darkness into the light of day. As you look around, you see nothing but an endless expanse of water. How would you feel? What would you do? Noah and his family enter this long journey into the unknown. Experience 50 minutes of family entertainment. A musical triumph!

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

At Home with Garth Fagan Dance

Attendees will get a rare glimpse and insight into Garth Fagan Dance as it reemerges despite the time of Covid. Meet new dancers performing perennial audience favorite, "Prelude." Enjoy excerpts of "Landscape for 10;" Garth Fagan’s tribute to Frederick Douglass, "The North Star;" and a work-in-progress by Bessie Award winner & Garth Fagan Dance Rehearsal Director Norwood “PJ” Pennewell. Performances will be narrated by Bessie Award winner & Garth Fagan Dance School Director/Ass't. Rehearsal Director Natalie Rogers-Cropper. Program subject to change.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Garth Fagan Dance Studio
  • Genre: Dance
  • Location Type: Indoor

Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

(PG-13, 2021, Josh Greenbaum, 106 mins.) Hilarious comedy from Rochester-native Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo, who also created "Bridesmaids." Barb and Star are lifelong friends that leave their small Midwestern town for the first time ever. On their adventure, they encounter romance, friendship, and an evil villain! Also stars Jamie Dornan, Reba McIntire, Vanessa Bayer, and Damon Wayans, Jr.

  • Length: 106 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: One Fringe Place
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film
  • Location Type: Outdoor

Be on a film set.

Ever wanted to be on a film set? Maybe as one of the extras, or watching the production unfold? Do you wish to see the magic behind the silver screen? Join us as an extra or observer and ask the cast and crew questions – even chat with the director. Film logline: If you could ask one last question of someone, what would it be?

  • Length: 180 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Martin Luther King Jr. Park
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

Becoming Adorable

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

Bedtime Stories

When’s the last time someone tucked you in and read you a story? Join us for an evening of stories your mother never would have read. (At least not read to you. What she does on her own time is none of your business, thank you very much.) Some spooky, some steamy, all performed with voices that are dreamy. ALLERGY ALERT: latex balloons on display.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Made on State: Fuse and Anchor
  • Genre: Theatre
  • Location Type: Indoor

Being B.A.D.

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

Belonging(s)

Locked in a mysterious storeroom, a woman and her spouse are forced to confront a troubling question: what is actually hers? Her possessions? Her family? Her body? Her memories? Her thoughts? Her prejudices? Her very soul? By turns hilarious, terrifying, and deeply moving, E. Elias’s new play penetrates with Beckett-like precision to the heart of contemporary life, exploring the profound state of indebtedness that is the foundation of human nature. A U.S. premiere!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre
  • Location Type: Indoor

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