Rochester Fringe Festival to feature acts with RIT/NTID connections

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This year’s Key Bank Rochester Fringe Festival will feature a variety of performances and films with RIT/NTID connections. 

Since the festival’s debut in 2012, deaf and hard-of-hearing performers, as well as captioned performances have been highlighted. Many of those performers have been RIT/NTID students, alumni, faculty and staff.

The 2018 festival features the following:

  • A showing of the film “Baby Driver” featuring RIT/NTID alumnus CJ Jones
  • A one-person comedy show “Becoming Kat” from alumnus Keith Banks
  • Former and current RIT/NTID students in the performance group “Dangerous Signs” in a performance of their original production “Beyond Words”
  • Alumnus and current Performing Arts faculty Fred Michael Beam’s one-man show “Black Deaf Male: Who Am I?”
  • A documentary featuring Performing Arts faculty Thomas Warfield “On the Way to Oz”
  • Performances by RIT/NTID’s traveling troupe, Sunshine 2.0
  • Stand-up comedy by RIT/NTID alumnus Tom Willard

Numerous other festival productions are being ASL interpreted. For more information on interpreted performances, dates, times, locations and tickets, visit the Rochester Fringe Festival website.