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BLACK CAT

Electro-comic McQueen (Comedy Central, Funny or Die) released his chart-topping debut album, Black Cat, in the fall of 2019. A genre-defying album born of fever dreams where unforgettable characters exist and comingle with David Bowie, Kevin Costner and Harry Potter – and are sound-tracked by triptastic narratives and soundscapes – it’s Daft Punk meets Weird Al, as McQueen creates original music with beats and comedy.

  • Length: 37 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Comedy

Bronco Brad Dang Tootin Good Time Show

The Bronco Brad Dang Tootin’ Good Time Show has been a mainstay every Thursday afternoon on fictional WEXT-TV in Elmira, NY. Bronco Brad and sidekick Wally the Happy Talking Neutrino sing favorite songs like “Mixed Martial Arts Rodeo” and “Honky-Tonk ‘Til My Head Explodes;” tell Made-Up Tales of the Old West like “The Velcro Kid;” host a “Guess The Sawdust” game and do singalongs like “My Friend Davey The Pickled Egg." Fun for moms, dads, kids, plumbers, and small pets!

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

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

Chasing Tales

Folkteller Kristin Ward shares some of her favorite repertoire to amaze and delight audiences of all ages. Let your imagination be your guide as you discover hidden treasures in the back of a library, complete impossible tasks, and learn of a "Cinderella" who was loved just as she was. No Shoes Required.

  • Length: 35 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Spoken Word

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

Collected Stories

What are the ethical and legal rights of a writer to create art from someone else's biographical material – particularly that of another writer? Older, established writer Ruth Steiner (Judy Rosenblatt) mentors Lisa Morrison (Annemarie Hagenaars), an ambitious young graduate student in awe of Ruth. Lisa becomes her protégée, her friend, and finally, her colleague. In Collected Stories, Donald Margulies questions whether the loving relationship they build can survive ambition, rivalry, and – what may be – eventual betrayal. Directed by Austin Pendleton.

  • Length: 120 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre

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

Creating Connectivity w/ Cody Clark

In our era of social distancing, magician Cody Clark wants his audiences to feel connected to one another. He'll use his magic to break down virtual walls and bond his Zoom audience together. Everyone will work as a team to make decisions that impact the magic that happens, and a few lucky people will even make that magic happen on their screens. Cody's Zoom audience will feel empowered – not only by the magic – but by how they made connections virtually!

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

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

Edith Vs. Quarantine: 89 & One Tough Cookie

Edith Shlivovitz, a ferociously spirited octogenarian, hasn’t left her apartment since COVID-19 descended upon NYC. Through belting show tunes to her taxidermied cat, pretending to be a snake, Zooming with her long-dead husband, and much more, she shares her journey during these solitary months and the lessons learned along the way.

  • Length: 40 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not 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

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

I COULD NOT SPEAK IT

What happens when a father’s love goes too far? In this autobiographical journey, written and performed by Christina Kiepper, one woman fights to recover her voice and her strength after her father’s Ultimate Betrayal. In the Spring of ‘93 when she was 20 years old, she drove to her father’s house for a weekend of rest and recovery…but that’s not what she got. A story of healing, courage, dark family secrets, and finally coming out of hiding.


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

Jabber!

Jabber! is a live, interactive event in which the audience is a part of the story. Through interactive chat, viewers take the part of the Jabberwock, the monster that haunts the depths of Alice's Wonderland. Viewers will control visual elements, like borders, backgrounds and colors, as well as summon the Jabberwock or build the Vorpal sword! Together, audience and performer go on a live adventure through a digital Wonderland that is never the same twice! Check out @jlowthemime on Facebook and Instagram

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

The Legend of Double Ax Max and the Shadow People

In the tradition of campfire stories and spooky American legends comes this suspenseful radio drama from Rochester's Reuben Tapp and a cast of 12. The Legend of Double Ax Max and the Shadow People will have you wondering about what goes bump in the night and the tortured souls of departed enslaved people, who assist those running away to navigate the wild terrain and escape the slave catchers. America's slavery created a debt that the Shadow People aim to collect!

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

MARINER BEMSHI!

"Water, water everywhere!" MARINER BEMSHI! delivers a live-action retelling in new lyric, music, and film. Based on Samuel Taylor Coleridge's eerie tall tale of penance paid on the high seas as the state of the world and the destruction of the seas becomes the albatross around the neck, we ride a whirlpool of adventure to Hell and back!

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

The Nightmare

When a young woman inherits an old house full of terrible memories, she begins to have terrifying experiences at night, and can't tell if they are nightmares or reality. In this Radio Drama adaption of his play, featuring the vocal talent of Emily Lipski, Jade Miori and Matt Gordon, director/playwright Alec Barbour explores how horror can ensue when we don't know if we can trust our own minds. This is psychological horror, and not for the faint of heart.

  • Length: 58 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre

Rhythm Delivered

Join Noa Barankin of DrumatiX for a creative, entertaining, and fun adventure of rhythm and dance, where various found items turn into musical instruments and the possibilities of creating rhythms and movement are endless! Tap dance, body percussion, drumming, and live audience interaction are all part of this unique performance, which includes both live solos by Noa and pre-recorded pieces from previous performances of DrumatiX. Adults and kids alike will enjoy this fabulous imaginative journey!

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

RIGHT NOW

Trapped in his home for months on end, animated solely by the glow of his devices, an otherwise world-traveling storyteller has lost the thread of his own narrative. As have we all. A true story about where we’re at six months into a bizarre, reality-bending quasi-quarantine. “This is storytelling at its finest and Dockery is a master of the trade.” (CITY Newspaper, on 2019’s Delirium); “Best storyteller in the US.” (Orlando Sentinel)

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

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