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You Will Live Under the Sea

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"Finding Nemo" meets "Predator" in this Award-Winning, Retrofuturistic, Hellscape Comedy. WINNER: BEST OF FEST, 2021 Cincinnati Fringe Festival; CRITICS PICK, “Wildly imaginative. Surprisingly profound.” --Cincinnati CityBeat.

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

Airigami Experience: Build with Balloons

September 14th at 11:00am

Are you crafty person who enjoys hands-on building? Don’t miss the opportunity to work side-by-side (6’ apart) with Rochester’s own world-renowned Airigami to create a one-of-a-kind, immersive balloon installation. You’ll literally set the stage for live performances by constructing set pieces and other decorative elements to transform areas at MADE ON STATE into an inflated wonderland. ALLERGY ALERT: latex balloons will be used in the creation of the display.

  • Length: 120 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Made on State: Fuse and Anchor
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

Breathe

September 14th at 12:00pm

Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) invites the public to experience BREATHE by Ong Siraphisut. This monumental artwork functions as large-scale, text-based mural and also reflects the image of the surrounding environment: grass, trees, the church, the street, pedestrians, traffic, and skies. These dual functions blend the background and the viewer into a field of mirrored geometry while also chanting the hidden mantra: “breathe.”

  • Length: 10 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Rochester Contemporary Art Center: Side Lawn
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

Airigami Experience: Build with Balloons

September 14th at 3:00pm

Are you crafty person who enjoys hands-on building? Don’t miss the opportunity to work side-by-side (6’ apart) with Rochester’s own world-renowned Airigami to create a one-of-a-kind, immersive balloon installation. You’ll literally set the stage for live performances by constructing set pieces and other decorative elements to transform areas at MADE ON STATE into an inflated wonderland. ALLERGY ALERT: latex balloons will be used in the creation of the display.

  • Length: 120 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Made on State: Fuse and Anchor
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

VFF

September 14th at 4:30pm

New York State Premiere! “VFF” explores friendship through one-hour video chats. Only 11 people can take part in these one-on-one experiences (one per day), hanging out over Zoom with Brian Feldman (“#txtshow (on the internet),” 2020 KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival). What is a friendship worth? How do we make friends? What does being friends actually mean? Brian explores these questions and more by offering you an opportunity to define friendship. In times like these, it’s good to have a VFF.

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

Complimentary Heckling

September 14th at 5:30pm

Watch out! If she catches you strutting your stuff around the Fringe, you're likely to get heckled... with compliments! Complimentary Heckling by Crackerjack is back. Will she get you? We sure hope so!

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

Dashboard Dramas VII

September 14th at 5:30pm

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

Bushwhacked Renaissance: Renew, Revive, Re-diculous

September 14th at 6:30pm

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

Dashboard Dramas VII

September 14th at 6:30pm

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

Ghost Story

September 14th at 7:00pm

A breast cancer patient, Lisa, visits with her positive-thinking therapist, Meryl. As their meeting goes on, the two women – along with Meryl's girlfriend, Hannah – discover what it means to be diseased, both in health and in life. Aspie Works presents this rarely-staged play from British playwright Mark Ravenhill, directed by Justin Rielly.

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

Love Letters, by A.R. Gurney

September 14th at 7:00pm

The lives of two childhood friends are revealed through a lifelong correspondence in this evocative, touching, and frequently funny romantic play. J. Simmons and Jennifer Galvez Caton present a fresh interpretation of this beloved classic by seeing it through the eyes of a multi-racial cast and production team. Directed by Esther Winter.

  • Length: 110 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: CenterStage Theatre at the JCC: Hart Theater
  • Genre: Theatre

Match Made for Me

September 14th at 7:00pm

In her third installment of dating woes, the newly engaged Erin Julian shares what it took to get a "Match Made for Me." Dating is hard work and – as it turns out – so are relationships! Join Erin as she opens up about what it takes to open your heart.

  • Length: 30 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Salena's
  • Genre: Comedy

Cirque du Fringe: AfterParty

September 14th at 7:30pm

All new for 2021! Let’s eat some cake, drink some bubbly, and leave it all out on the dancefloor! DJ A-Ball will be spinning the nostalgic beats while women-led variety entertainers delight and amaze! Polish up your chicken dance and get ready to toast the wedding couple alongside international party starters, the comedy trio Happy Hour (Matt Morgan, Mark Gindick, Ambrose Martos), for a reception and afterparty unlike any other! Created by Matt Morgan. Strictly 16+ due to adult content.

  • Length: 90 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: The Italian Circus Tent: The Charlotte
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

An evening with Sam Nitsch

September 14th at 7:30pm

Sam Nitsch is a performer specializing in the fusion of diverse musical styles and techniques. After beginning his career as a violinist, Nitsch developed a distinct voice through the exploration and inclusion of multiple instruments and technology into his music. Emerging from the Rochester music scene in 2015, Nitsch has played more than 100 venues throughout the Northeast. In concert, Nitsch loops violin, bass, drums, vocals, and electric and acoustic ukuleles to cover an eclectic library from decades past.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Rochester Music Hall of Fame
  • Genre: Music

Some Ska Band

September 14th at 7:30pm

Some Ska Band brings the irresistible beat of ska and reggae to the JCC stage, heating up the dance floor with an hour-long set of originals as well as a few classic covers and musical surprises.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: CenterStage Theatre at the JCC: Dawn Lipson Canalside Stage
  • Genre: Music

BIODANCE/Elemental Forces

September 14th at 8:00pm

BIODANCE/Missy Pfohl Smith, Dave Rivello Ensemble, and W. Michelle Harris collaboratively create a multi-sensory performance, premiering an interwoven tapestry of dance, sound, and media influenced by natural elements and forces now catapulting beyond human control. This all-new follow-up to sold-out shows from Fringes past will dynamically consider climate catastrophe as it parallels rising human-to-human conflicts in our world, looking to humanity for a future of hope.

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

Drunk Bus

September 14th at 8:00pm

(NR) Filmed on-site in Rochester! Michael (Charlie Tahan) is a recent college graduate whose post-college plan derails when his girlfriend leaves him for a job in NYC. He meets Pineapple, a punk-rock Samoan security guard, and together, they break out of their endless loop and into a world of uncertainty, excitement, and incredibly poor decision-making. Also stars Pineapple Tangaroa, Kara Hayward, Will Forte, and Dave Hill.

  • Length: 100 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: One Fringe Place
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

MONSTROUS

September 14th at 8:15pm

Can you save Professor Frankenstein from his own creation? "MONSTROUS" puts the audience in control and makes each performance entirely unique. Login to your Twitch account, join the chat, and see if you can work together (or not…*) to prevent history from repeating itself – all while watching a live performance that reacts to your choices! A re-imagining of the classic Frankenstein novel, "MONSTROUS" puts a digital twist into one of history’s greatest monster stories. (*Interaction encouraged, but not required.)

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

Bushwhacked Backyard BONFIRE

September 14th at 8:30pm

Grab your marshmallows and join the Bushwhacked gals to give summer the send off it deserves. During this unique, casual night of improvised campfire revelry under the moonlit sky, you’ll be transported back to the days of sleepaway camp and make friendships that will last a lifetime. Nothing says Fringe like open flames and two irresponsible improvisers.

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

Castaways

September 14th at 9:15pm

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

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