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The Amish Project

Jessica Dickey's The Amish Project is a fictional exploration of the 2006 Nickel Mines schoolhouse shooting in an Amish community, and the path of forgiveness and compassion forged in its wake. In this stunning tour-de-force, a single actress plays a host of characters in a community devastated by tragedy. From a convenience store worker to the gunman himself, each character comes to life from trapped in cycles of grief or rage to those who have a truly unexpected reaction.

  • Length: 75 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre

Bushwhacked: House Arrest

SOLD OUT for 2020! We hereby notify the public that Bushwhacked has been sentenced to house arrest. These low-risk, nonviolent offenders will be confined to their homes under close surveillance with electronic monitoring. Your presence is requested to aid in their rehabilitation through laugh therapy and court-ordered, interactive, improvised roguery. They don’t get time off for good behavior, but we’re sure you’ll have a good time! This show will be online, using a Zoom meeting format.

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

The Canadian Wiggler

It is May, 2020, and the Coronavirus lockdown is taking its toll. Off of a trail in a remote area of a park, a lonely man and a troubled young woman unexpectedly find the solace they seek with the help of an elusive bird.

  • Length: 25 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre

Cirque du Fringe: Quarantini

The TOTAL Sell-Out Hit Goes Virtual! Crack open the bubbly, put on your most glamorous pajamas, and get ready for a wildly entertaining evening of comedy and circus arts right from the comfort of your own bean bag chair! Mix in a rolling cast of riotous characters and you’ll be having yourself a Laugh-In in your own home! Prepare to be shaken with laughter and stirred with amazement.

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

Confessions of a Manic Pixie Dream Girl

Four young women attend a support group for so-called “manic pixie dream girls” in this gleefully postmodern, pop-culture romp. This one-woman, multimedia experience introduces a geek girl, a dancer, a lovable nut job and a blonde bombshell, with live music, physical comedy, cute rom/com boys, and fourth-wall tomfoolery – adapted for a Zoom call, of course.

  • Length: 75 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Conversations

Join the Echoes of Africa Dance Collective for vibrant expressions of the African Diaspora in this virtual production. A collection of traditional and contemporary works stemming from the continent's rich cultural practices, Conversations features choreography by Trinidad's Jenise Anthony and NY native, Kelly Johnson. Bask in the sweet sounds of Guinea’s master drummer, Mohamed Diaby. Revel in performances by Brockport’s renowned Sankofa African Dance and Drum Ensemble. Conversations offers a dynamic event for the entire family. Come! Connect! Celebrate!

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

DK's Puppet Adventure Comedy Show!

Join comedian DK Reinemer for a hilarious and bizarro puppet comedy/adventure through the space/time continuum! Meet new characters, explore uncharted worlds, and save the galaxy! Grab some popcorn, sit back, relax, and set your browser to FUN! “Sold Out Run,” Orlando Winter Mini Festival 2019; “Best Comedy” Nominee, Just For Laughs Award 2019; “Best Production” Nominee, Montreal Fringe 2019; and “Outstanding Artist Award,” Calgary Fringe 2017.

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

Flirting Like an American

A naive single professor comes from Russia with(out) love. His fluency in numbers and statistics is only matched by his cluelessness in the not-so-international language of women and romance. Will he ever understand and be able to conquer the heart of the mysterious, exotic creature known as the American Woman? Will he find love or remain romantically monolingual forever? Follow Sufian Zhemukhov’s harrowing and hilarious journey as he navigates the foreign world of dating and romance in the New World.

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

Fringe Magic Lessons!

The School of Magic Arts, founded in 2017 by magicians Annie Montone and Brian Kehoe, is one of the only stage-magic schools in the world. This year, SOMA is excited to bring the magic to KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival! In a virtual lesson, participants will learn three effects in a half-hour: rubber bands magically switch places, a coin vanishes, and a pencil exhibits unusual properties in this live introduction to magic that lets YOU in on the secrets.

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

From Russia Without Love

A political science professor stumbles into the underworld of Russian organized crime –what could possibly go wrong? As he escapes to the United States, will the KGB and Russian mafia track him down? Will his academic skills, ingenuity, and luck lead to his salvation or demise? Maybe the CIA could help him to charm the American woman of his dreams? Join performer Sufian Zhemukhov for a new show on everything from nerdy professors to mafia members!

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

The Funnies NYC

The Funnies NYC is a stand-up comedy show that showcases the diversity of New York City comedy circuits. Stand-up comedians from NYC clubs – urban, indi, alternative, hipster – come together to perform in The Funnies NYC, making it the most diverse show in NYC. In 2019, The Funnies NYC performed in the Harlem and Coney Island Comedy Festivals.

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

Ideas, Not Theories – Educational and Interactive Show, VIRTUAL Version"

Ideas, Not Theories is a theatrical percussion company for unconventional instruments that offers several programs featuring Reynaliz Herrera's original music. This Educational/Interactive Show, VIRTUAL Version showcases live and pre-recorded elements featuring music for bicycles, tap and body percussion, water, brushes, marimbas and drums, with Reynaliz performing five characters and musical parts simultaneously via storyline and physical theater. Reynaliz Herrera: Director/Composer/Script/Performer. www.ideasnottheories.com. Facebook @Ideasnottheoriesbyreynaliz; Instagram @ideasnottheories; Twitter @ideasnotheories.

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

Lowry Scholarship Winners

Talented winners of the Lowry Scholarship for the Rochester Hall of Fame perform for 20 minutes each: Ben Sneider, Lauren Fairchild, and Emily Chesebro.

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

Phone Whore : a one-act play with frequent interruptions

Truth and taboo collide in this intimate visit with a phone sex operator. A slice-of-life comedy/drama, Phone Whore invites audiences in for an unflinching look at desire, fantasy, and the human imagination. Sit back and buckle up. "incredibly brutal, piercing, and thought-provoking" (ThreeWeeks, Edinburgh); "★★★★★" (Broadway Baby), Edinburgh Fringe. Critics' Choice: 2013 Houston Fringe; Best Female Solo: 2010 San Francisco Fringe; EXPLICIT CONTENT WARNING.

  • Length: 55 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre

Pop Go The Bells

Sandy Gianniny has been playing the historic Third Presbyterian Church Copeland Chimes for two decades. On a set of fourteen brass bells high up in a tower, Sandy charms the neighborhood with beautiful hymns. But wait...this is Fringe!! She'll be playing her favorite Pop Tunes!

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

Chasing Thunder Band

Chasing Thunder Band from Fairport, NY performs original material and covers of soft- rock hits such as Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams," Neil Young's "Cowgirl in the Sand," and "White Rabbit" by Jefferson Airplane. https://www.facebook.com/chasingthunderband

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

SHOW OFF School with Jonathan Burns

Jonathan Burns, Professional Show Off, has been wowing people with his magic, circus, and party trick skills, and now he teaches you to be a SHOW OFF TOO! Over the course of his career, Jonathan has appeared on America’s Got Talent, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Penn & Teller Fool Us, and many more. He’s been dubbed “Extremely Funny” by The New York Times, and was named “Variety Artist of the Year” by Campus Activities Magazine, TWICE!

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

The Silly & Unnecessary Variety Show

Alone and after months in quarantine, comedian Lori Hamilton presents her Silly & Unnecessary Variety Show from her New York City apartment. Segments include: Opera Product Placement, Lori’s Cats Tell Kid’s Jokes, Winning at Work During COVID, Tipsy Midwest Mom, Audience Questions, Silly Tomfoolery, and more. Recent reviews: "Funniest, most talented person ever" (Brad Lee Tassell); “Tragically comic and adorable” (Steve Goodie, Virtual Comedy Show). What more could you ask for? Cats! Yes, cats! TheLoriHamilton.com

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

Walking on Spectrum

Walking on Spectrum is a one-hour medley show that explores different ways to tell one’s life story through comedy, storytelling, and poetry. Stand-up comedian, storyteller and poet Juliana Heng – based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a developmental disorder that affects social interaction. Having ASD does not make one immune to life's challenges, but why not live life with spunk? Prepare to be moved, laugh, and celebrate life with Juliana!

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

we broke up.

How do you process grief in a digital world? Everyone’s favorite vlogging couple just broke up, and they’re here – streaming live – to tell you all about it. In a climate of social distancing, this play explores the world of social-media celebrities, and challenges our addictive consumption of the private lives of strangers, revealing that the distance between genuine vulnerability and performative pain is far greater than the inches between one’s face and their computer screen.

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

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