All Shows

day is 14

Discover firsts, favs and FUN.

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

Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson brings his signature voice and smooth style of Acoustic Folk/Americana to an intimate online-only performance. He’s toured the world but now brings his music to the masses via live streaming from his Production Barn in Churchville, NY. Chris's new album, One Hallelujah, which also features Grammy-winning artists Forrest O’Connor and Kate Lee O'Connor, is available on all streaming platforms. www.chriswilson.us

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

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

Echoes of '64

During a three-day period from July 24-26, 1964 racial tensions exploded in Rochester. More than fifty years later, many questions of prejudice and inequality have gone unanswered and the scars are readily apparent in Paolo Pellegrin’s 2012 photographs of the inner city. Pellegrin’s images are added to historic news coverage and accompanied by music of Duke Ellington (who visited the Eastman School on August 6, only days after the unrest) and J.S. Bach.

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

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

FringeTalk: Predicting the Future? The Performing Arts in 2021.

What will the performing arts look like next year? Surely, the landscape will not look the same as it did in 2019, but what changes can we expect? Hosted by Fringe producer Erica Fee, this FringeTalk features panelists Lisa Richards Toney (CEO, Association of Performing Arts Professionals), Steven. A. Adelman, Esq. (Event Safety Alliance), and Dr. Stuart Weiss (CEO, Intelligent Crowd Solutions.)

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

Gathering the Good: Stories and Songs to Lift the Heart

Gathering the Good: Songs and Stories to Lift the Heart brings 60 minutes of hope amidst Covid, racial, and economic unrest. WROC TV producer Vanessa Cheeks and anchor Maureen McGuire, along with “Reverend Mother” Phyl Contestable, writers Evelyn Brady, Chef Rosita Caridi Miller, Dave Van Arsdale, Reverend Peggy Meeker, Heather Mensies Jones, Melissa Parrish, Elizabeth Osta, and others collaborate with musicians John Akers, Ed Deller, Kitty Forbush, and Ann Rhody. Prepare to laugh and be inspired.

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

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

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

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

On Days Where My Smile Is Missing

On Days Where My Smile Is Missing is the display of an Artist's journal as he navigates his emotions and unpacks his mental health. This show aims to break the stigma of mental health among Black men by boldly exclaiming that even on our low days, we can still make something beautiful.

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

Pork Pie Hat: Live Improv Comedy

Live Improv Comedy with Pork Pie Hat, a House Team at Salt City Improv (in Syracuse), where they've been performing a regular monthly show since 2011. They've been entertaining audiences with their high-energy, hilarious short-form improv comedy (in the style of the hit TV show, Whose Line Is It, Anyway?) for the past eight years! Give them an hour of your time, and in return, they'll give you an hour of their time. Oh...and tons of laughs. That, too.

  • Length: 50 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Comedy

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

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

#txtshow (on the internet)

“An experience unlike anything in live theater.” – DC Metro Theater Arts. The best show you’ll write all year, #txtshow (on the internet) is a completely immersive, multi-screen performance featuring a mysterious character named txt (pronounced “text”) who recites a script written anonymously in real-time by a live audience (on the internet). Created and performed by Brian Feldman, this live, interactive performance takes place on Zoom.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre

Whiskey Flicks Live

An unscripted, booze-infused, deep dive into film. Dan presents Mike with a unique series of themed movie clips. Mike uses them as a launching point for impromptu film crit, personal history, and social commentary...with whiskey. Mike doesn’t know what Dan’s going to show him, Dan doesn’t know what Mike’s going to say, and the audience is along for the ride. There may even be singing. There’ll definitely be drinking. Hopefully you’ll remember why you love the movies, too. BYOB!

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

Our Sponsors

View All Sponsors

Wanna go steady?

Sign up for our newsletter.

Newsletter Signup
Close menu