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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

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

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

Fruit Flies Like a Banana: Virtual Style

Part chamber music group, part devised theatre company, part modern dance troupe and part circus act, The Fourth Wall blends music, theatre, dance, and acrobatics into a new hybrid art form. In its award-winning variety show Fruit Flies Like a Banana: Virtual Style, this trio of musicians creates new interdisciplinary works and reinterprets classic repertoire – all performed in an order chosen by the Zoom audience – to create a show that leaps off the screen.

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

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

It Can't Not Be Dance Music: New Music Inspired by the Art of James Welling

George Eastman Museum, fivebyfive, and Marc Webster explore the intersection of art and music in this virtual program inspired by Eastman Museum’s exhibition James Welling: Choreograph. Fivebyfive commissioned composers to create new music as a reaction to Welling’s photographs. Then, the physically distanced musicians with Marc Webster created one-of-a-kind music videos for each piece of music. Join us for the world premiere of the videos followed by a conversation and Q&A with the musicians, composers, and James Welling.

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

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

Jordan Rooks Magic Unleashed

Las Vegas magician Jordan Rooks has traveled to more than 10 different countries to perform his own style of magic. Having worked with the best entertainers of our time including David Copperfield, Jordan's show is a unique twist on storytelling, illusions, and sleight of hand. And now, he brings his show right to your home!

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

Legends of King Arthur

Storyteller Alan Irvine recreates the world of King Arthur, a world of enchantments and battle, of treachery and honor, in three classic tales: “The Sword in the Stone,” in which young Arthur must prove his worth, the medieval classic “Sir Gawaine and the Green Knight,” and “The Last of the Round Table,” Arthur’s final battle from the point of view of one of Mordred’s supporters. “...unwavering narrative that never misses a beat...flawless and compelling...” (Pittsburgh In the Round)

  • Length: 65 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Spoken Word

Listen...Can You Hear Me Now?

Listen…Can You Hear Me Now? is a one-woman, autobiographical play centering on a hearing child growing up with deaf parents but not allowed to sign. Forbidden the use of their language yet still the voice of her family, she lives between the worlds of Deaf and hearing. Not fully belonging to either, she follows her singular path to uncover and find her own voice. Written and performed by Gloria Rosen; directed by Suzanne Bachner.

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

Music is Medicine!

Music is Medicine! features Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Joanne Shenandoah, PhD, (Oneida-Iroquois), one of Native America’s most celebrated musicians. She carries beauty in her soul and voice, but also through her interactions with diverse communities around the world, providing strength and passion the likes of which is found in iconic philosophers and wisdom-keepers. With more than 45 music awards plus an Emmy nomination, she is an ambassador of peace, human, and earth rights.

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

The New York Virtual Yoyo Show™ with Brian the Yoyo Guy!

What do you get when you combine the showmanship of Broadway with jaw-dropping yoyo skills? The New York Virtual Yoyo Show™! This interactive livestream show will take audiences through the first eight yoyo tricks ever invented, as well as advanced yoyo demonstrations, yoyo magic, and even a Broadway-style musical number. As a bonus, Brian will demonstrate the “World's Longest Yoyo String" (eight feet) live from his NYC rooftop! www.nycyoyo.com @newyorkyoyoshow #newyorkyoyoshow

  • Length: 35 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Kids Fringe

One Amazing Card Trick

ONE – just one – card trick, but an amazing and spectacular one indeed!

  • Length: 2 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Kids Fringe

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

Stages of the Game Teen Improv Troupe

Let Stages' Teen Improv Troupe tickle your funny bone in this live-streamed, fast-paced, 100% improvised, comedy show – perfectly entertaining (and appropriate) for the whole fam! Catch previews of the shenanigans on Instagram leading up to the big live-stream: @mjtstages_official.

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

Unleashed! Improv Presents: Other People's Shows

Let’s face it: you may want to, but you can’t possibly see everything at Fringe – even virtually! That’s why Unleashed! Improv will happily perform its interpretations of other people’s shows for you – live and online! Without any pre-planning, the troupe will base improvised pieces off Fringe website descriptions of other people’s shows (and some additional, probably sassy, input from the audience). So join the party, suggest the shows you want to see most, and then watch what happens!

  • Length: 60 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

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