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Metamorphosis

September 25th at 12:00pm

Join the Arc of Monroe's Community Arts Connection in presenting "Metamorphosis," an original musical about the process of growth and change.

  • Length: 20 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: CenterStage Theatre at the JCC: Hart Theater
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

A Cappella Showcase: RIT Brick City Singers & Kaminari

September 25th at 12:30pm

Two of RIT's a cappella groups join forces for a half-hour of great vocal music! The Brick City Singers are a TTBB a cappella group specializing in bringing tropical vibes to entertaining shows. Kaminari is an all-gender a cappella group that puts on electrifying performances of songs that originate in Japan.

  • Length: 30 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Theatre 1
  • Genre: Music

Dashboard Dramas VII

September 25th at 1:00pm

A total sell-out six years running, this intimate theatre experience puts you so close to the action, you can smell the actors’ shampoo...if you’re lucky. You’ll find yourself immersed in four, all-new, ten-minute plays as you rotate from one car to the next. Don’t miss this hilarious, heartwarming, weird, and – most of all – one-of-a-kind show.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: One Fringe Place
  • Genre: Theatre

FEELS: A Global Emotions Visualizer

September 25th at 1:00pm

With so much disturbing and strange news across social media, how is there so much joy? "FEELS" gathers and visualizes emotional data from a Twitter API and manifests as a viewer-interactive and digital/sculptural installation. Created by Valholo/Jake Adams.

  • Length: 90 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: RIT City Art Space: RIT City Art Space
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

RagTag: A Circus in Stitches

September 25th at 1:00pm

Follow our threadbare, yarn-spinning characters as they explore a new patchwork world. You’ll be entwined with mismatched artists as they stitch together a tapestry of talents. This show features high-flying, knot-tying, gravity-defying aerialists, loopy jugglers, musicians that pull at your heart strings, and comedy that will leave you in stitches. Join us as we tell tales of support, fear, friendship, and the connections which inevitably interweave themselves in our lives.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Theater @ Innovation Square
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Sarah Kinard and Joshua Enck

September 25th at 1:00pm

These two solo exhibitions feature contemporary printmaking and sculpture by Sarah Kinard and Joshua Enck.

  • Length: 90 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: RIT City Art Space: RIT City Art Space
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

Mental Graffiti and Signatures Showcase

September 25th at 1:45pm

Mental Graffiti is RIT's student poetry collective, dedicated to exploring poetry as an avenue for introspection, progress, catharsis, and affecting change in ourselves and the world. Signatures is RIT's literary and arts magazine, which strives to highlight creativity and expression and to encourage the liberal, performing, and creative arts in our community. Both groups have come together to showcase original works written and performed by students.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Theatre 1
  • Genre: Spoken Word

At Home with Garth Fagan Dance

September 25th at 2:00pm

Attendees will get a rare glimpse and insight into Garth Fagan Dance as it reemerges despite the time of Covid. Meet new dancers performing perennial audience favorite, "Prelude." Enjoy excerpts of "Landscape for 10;" Garth Fagan’s tribute to Frederick Douglass, "The North Star;" and a work-in-progress by Bessie Award winner & Garth Fagan Dance Rehearsal Director Norwood “PJ” Pennewell. Performances will be narrated by Bessie Award winner & Garth Fagan Dance School Director/Ass't. Rehearsal Director Natalie Rogers-Cropper. Program subject to change.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Garth Fagan Dance Studio
  • Genre: Dance

Bushwhacked Renaissance: Renew, Revive, Re-diculous

September 25th at 2:00pm

Hear ye! Hear ye! Hark and hie thee hither! The time for a rebirthing is nigh! From the depths of the plague on all our houses riseth...BUSHWHACKED! Rejoiceth with the celestial bodies of Bushwhack’d in this once-in-a-lifetime, renaissance-inspired immersive artisanal bacchanal. Attending patrons will unmasque their slumbering genius to create the most transcendent works of art the world will never know. Thou won’t want to misseth this joyous nonce!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: One Fringe Place
  • Genre: Comedy

Commotion Dance Theater

September 25th at 2:00pm

Commotion Dance Theater returns to Fringe with two new works. “Fairy Tales of Our Own Devising” is a triptych of surreal dances directed by Laurie MacFarlane and created in collaboration with three composers and three visual artists. The piece opens a window into a fantastic and mysterious universe. Ruben T. Ornelas presents an inter-disciplinary work using dance and film that portrays the U.S./Mexico borderlands as a place of shared, lived experience.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Dashboard Dramas VII

September 25th at 2:00pm

A total sell-out six years running, this intimate theatre experience puts you so close to the action, you can smell the actors’ shampoo...if you’re lucky. You’ll find yourself immersed in four, all-new, ten-minute plays as you rotate from one car to the next. Don’t miss this hilarious, heartwarming, weird, and – most of all – one-of-a-kind show.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: One Fringe Place
  • Genre: Theatre

Josie & Grace

September 25th at 2:00pm

From the creators of the hit off-Broadway show "Josephine," this new musical explores the extraordinary and mostly untold story of the friendship between two of the most remarkable women of the 20th Century: legendary singer/dancer/activist/spy Josephine Baker and Academy Award-winner and European princess, Grace Kelly/Princess Grace of Monaco. WINNER, Critic's Choice Award, 2021 Orlando Fringe. “BEST OF FEST” --Orlando Sentinel. “...the love and loss that bonded this unlikely pair is palpable in Harris’ and Comeau’s winning performances” --Orlando Weekly.

  • Length: 80 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: CenterStage Theatre at the JCC: Hart Theater
  • Genre: Theatre

Juggling Workshop

September 25th at 2:00pm

Learn how to make your own DIY Juggling Bean Bags and how to juggle them in this fun, hands-on workshop by Rochester's own Ted Baumhauer, Ed. D.! Juggling is a life skill that builds coordination and focus – plus it's just plain fun! We'll get you started and let you know about the Rochester juggling clubs and how to get connected.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Joseph Avenue Arts and Culture Alliance @ Lincoln Library: Lincoln Library Outdoor Vestibule
  • Genre: Kids Fringe

Wild Gestures Dance: A Compilation of Repertory

September 25th at 3:00pm

This evening-length performance is a compilation of contemporary dance repertory. With highly gestural and energetic movement vocabulary, Zoe Walders showcases choreographic works that she has been creating over the past three years from Brooklyn to Rochester. The show features seven Rochester dancers: Amya Brice, Zachary Frazee, Elizabeth Kaltenbach, Wynton Rice, Solange Rodrigues, Erika Ruegemer, and Zoe Walders.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Theater @ Innovation Square
  • Genre: Dance

Taiko: Japanese Drumming Performance

September 25th at 3:15pm

Taiko is the art of traditional Japanese drumming, incorporating dance with drumming to make an engaging performance. WADAIKO, Rochester's only taiko group, will present the unique art of taiko!

  • Length: 15 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: The Little: Theatre 1
  • Genre: Music

Foot Foul

September 25th at 3:30pm

It’s "The Big Lebowski" meets "The Big Sleep" in this original play. The detective agency of Mitt and Chas (or Chas and Mitt) has just landed its first big case. There’s a caper, a dame, mistaken identity (a lot of mistaken identity), and maybe even a chase scene in this modern noir romp.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: MuCCC
  • Genre: Theatre

Cammy Enaharo

September 25th at 4:00pm

Rochester’s Joywave has invited some very special guests to play SMOKESTACKS, starting with Rochester singer/songwriter Cammy Enaharo and her baritone ukulele.

  • Length: 35 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Parcel 5
  • Genre: Music

Castaways

September 25th at 4:00pm

You are invited to a dance film centered around the themes of Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ+ livelihood. There is a lack of representation for individuals who meet at the intersection of Black, Brown, and Queer. This cast of three disadvantaged youth of the Black & LGBTQ+ communities tell their stories through acting, movement, and spoken word. "Castaways" is a film constructed for us by us, as well as a reason to come together and promote community healing.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: CenterStage Theatre at the JCC: Hart Theater
  • Genre: Dance

Dashboard Dramas VII

September 25th at 4:00pm

A total sell-out six years running, this intimate theatre experience puts you so close to the action, you can smell the actors’ shampoo...if you’re lucky. You’ll find yourself immersed in four, all-new, ten-minute plays as you rotate from one car to the next. Don’t miss this hilarious, heartwarming, weird, and – most of all – one-of-a-kind show.

  • Length: 45 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: One Fringe Place
  • Genre: Theatre

Not The Queen You Know

September 25th at 4:00pm

Take an intimate journey into the hidden gems of legendary rock band, Queen. Classically trained singer (and accomplished kazoo player!) Maya Ben-Meir, together with pianist Dan Pardo, interprets some of the group’s lesser-known works, which parallel Maya’s own struggle to recognize her power. Through her unique and beautiful renditions of Queen’s deep cuts, Maya connects to Freddie Mercury’s vulnerability, passion, and courage in order to face her fears, trust in her strength, and take center stage.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Made on State: The Commons
  • Genre: Music

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