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Madame Chabane

On Demand

Madame Chabane, a middle-aged North African woman, gives humorous tips on match-making.

  • Length: 15 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Comedy

MARY SPEAKS: The Virtual Experience

On Demand


In this play – inspired by Black Lives Matter – the life of Mary, the mother of Jesus, is used as a parallel to explore the history of Black mothers and their sons from slavery to present day. Mother Mary becomes a prototype for the struggle Black mothers have to keep their sons alive in a society where their existence is seen as a threat. Mary’s mission: to keep her son from becoming a crucified Black body.

  • Length: 52 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre

Maternal

On Demand

"Maternal" is an existential horror play by Montreal-based Les Choreutes'. Themes include motherhood, the mother-daughter relationship, and the fear of inadequacy. It is a raw, emotional, intense, and intimate work with tour-de-force performances.

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

MEETING

On Demand

"MEETING" is a short film about the most extraordinary meeting imaginable – even for our own extraordinary times. Like millions of people during the pandemic, two women meet over Zoom. But theirs is an extremely unusual Zoom meeting – and not just because they're meeting for the first time.

  • Length: 15 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

My Show

On Demand

When the show can’t "go on," how do seven professional actors survive? They connect, cork, and curse – a lot! Experience the hysterical and surprisingly true stories of a group of friends during the shutdown. They connected virtually for sanity, they corked for coping purposes, and they cursed because it just felt good. Written by Rochester native, MaryJayne Waddell, and starring fellow Rochestarian, Tom Vazzana, this show is a humorous and heartfelt piece about friendship, resiliency, and moving forward.

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

Nebby Neighbors

On Demand

Peek over the fence and listen through the hedges – it’s time to join the borough of Nebby Neighbors! This social media-inspired comedy answers your biggest local questions. Is your power out? Is this cat a stray or missing? What is a township? It’s a hilarious day in the neighborhood full of improv, sketch, and stand-up presented by a nationwide ensemble cast that proves funny things happen when neighbors come together. Produced by the girls next door: Sarah Morgan & Beth Geatches.

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

The Night Shift

On Demand

A fantasy circus-arts film conceived and performed by Bird’s Eye View Circus staff, "The Night Shift" follows the family-friendly adventures of a custodian who loses his way and finds himself lost in another dimension. Enjoy physical theatre, aerial acrobatics, juggling, combat, and much more as he searches for a way back home.

  • Length: 20 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

NO HOME BUT THE HEART: An Assembly of Memories

On Demand

Daystar/Rosalie Jones has written and choreographed a dance-drama based on her mother’s stories dating from the 1837 Northern Plains Smallpox Epidemic. Four generations of women tell of 150 years of government interventions causing the breakdown and resettlement of native peoples of the US and Canada. Despite cultural disruption and loss of land, the people survived. If you missed seeing this production in past years, here is your chance to see it virtually! Local dancer/actors are featured. facebook.com/DaystarIndianAmerica/

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

Oh Boy: Poverty, Polyamory, and All My Poor Decisions in Between

On Demand

Based on a true story of queerness, social politics, poverty, gender identity shifts, and acceptance in the face of adversity, “Oh Boy” is a work of lo-fi, high-concept video storytelling. Follow Alex Hill on his journey through genre-bending monologues and dance performances, all in a quick 45 minutes. Venmo: @Lightup-Shoebox Paypal: @Clarklevi Cashapp: $Lightupshoebox

  • Length: 46 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Opera is MAD!

On Demand

It's been a hell of a year for artists and audiences alike. Let’s sing about it! Your local opera collective, ROCopera, presents: "Opera is MAD," featuring the best opera has to offer: arias filled with rage, torment, and ecstasy. We'll perform moving interpretations of popular favorites and hidden gems by Mozart, Handel, Verdi, and more. "Opera is MAD" will take you on an emotional journey, and hopefully – by the end – we'll all feel a bit better! https://cash.app/$ROCopera

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

Que Será, Será: A Life's Journey of Sexual Orientation & Gender Expression

On Demand

Kate Herbert of Theatre Reviews says: "The title of this gently confronting and evocative storytelling performance says it all...told by the charming and engaging Zelda (AKA Judith Z. Miller) who opens her heart and her life to the audience...Her stories are quirky and funny, distressing and sad, excitable and volatile and intermittently suicidal and tragic...'Que Será Será' is truly an epic tale of a coming of age in one’s sexuality and gender identity." To make tax-deductible donation, click here.


  • Length: 70 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre

ROCeltic: A Poet's Song and Dance

On Demand

A collection of original compositions and choreographic works based on Irish poetry, “ROCeltic: A Poet’s Song and Dance” celebrates Irish heritage past, present, and future through music and dance. Striving to break down barriers between genres, these collaborative creations are progressive but have a traditional foundation. This multidisciplinary show will surely excite, intrigue, and captivate artists and audiences of all ages. Venmo: @BriBlairKell333

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

Rosegold

On Demand

Meet Jamie. She is an alcoholic. She is a survivor. And she is haunted by an unfathomable darkness. In tonight’s meeting, it's Jamie’s turn to speak. We all have reasons we drink, but some reasons are more terrifying than others. A tale of horror by Donna Kay Yarborough. Best Solo Drama (Orlando Fringe), Best Dramatic Performer (Pittsburgh Fringe). “..fans of Stephen King, David Lynch and H.P. Lovecraft will find plenty to sink their canines into.” --Seth Kubersky, Orlando Weekly. Venmo: @DKYarborough

  • Length: 40 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Theatre

Shards: The Passover Edition

On Demand

Evan Kent's "Shards: The Passover Edition" is a show that is all about the Festival of Freedom and it all takes place at the Passover table. You'll be taken on a ride from the past to present and all across the world as you experience Evan's stirring storytelling, beautiful singing, and imaginative puppetry. It's a show that's certainly about Passover, but it's really all about family, tradition, and hope. And his grandmother's gefilte fish.


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

Spooky Stories in the (virtual) Stacks

On Demand

True ghost stories told in the (virtual) secret stacks of the Rundel Memorial Building.

  • Length: 15 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Spoken Word

Testament

On Demand

A sacrificial son. Sisters with a shocking secret. A man on Death Row. "Testament" invites you to bear witness to the dark underbelly of The Good Book. Set in modern-day America, "Testament" explores the compelling re-imagining of four oft-forgotten Bible characters against a haunting score of gospel and blues, as we behold how their lives have unfolded in today’s society.

  • Length: 65 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

Three Tiny Traumas

On Demand

Expanding on her 2020 Rochester Fringe Festival videos, visual artist Martha Schermerhorn further explores the human psyche with small stories of loss and longing. “Lady in White” is a personal take on the local legend of the woman said to haunt Durand Eastman Park. What you wanted and denied yourself is the theme of the journey undertaken in “Heartsick.” Finally, the stream-of-consciousness in words and images of “Lockdown Breakdown” offers a quarantine soliloquy with which almost anyone can identify.

  • Length: 15 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

Unintentional Significance: A Puppet Show About Everything and Nothing

On Demand

Puppets on fire, puppets under water, an orangutan playing chess, resurrected roadkill, a singing tennis ball, one rather disturbing rabbit, a blue lightbulb, and so much more! Featuring the unique puppets and puppetry of Sean P. Mette, "Unintentional Significance: A Puppet Show About Everything and Nothing" invites the viewer to find meaning in the meaningless and truths among the absurd. In a show where everything is significant and, concurrently, nothing is significant: what will you discover?

  • Length: 56 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

The Unsuspecting Sexiest Male

On Demand

This is a story about an everyday person who worked as a bar manager at one of the biggest bars in Boston. One day, he got tired of watching other people live their lives and took a leap of faith in an effort to live a life of no regrets. What followed was the life he'd always dreamt of. Venmo: @JohnDMeehan

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

Waiting...

On Demand

This performance is part of a personal project focusing on mental health and articulating one's state of mind. The experience of waiting differs in an infinite number of ways, from the smallest act to the indefinite ones. “I am waiting” is a statement related to many personal narratives, goals, relationships, and mundane everyday events, as well as abstract thoughts about internal and external waiting, and waiting consciously or subconsciously for long periods of time.

  • Length: 8 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Virtual Fringe
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

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