Fringe Festival now accepting submissions

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The First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival is now accepting submissions from all artists interested in participating in the 2015 festival. Applications can be submitted at rochesterfringe.com until 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22.

Those submissions will be approved and accepted only by the Fringe Festival's participating venues: Bernunzio Uptown Music, Blackfriars Theatre, Eastman School of Music’s Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music’s Sproull Atrium, Gallery r (RIT only), George Eastman House’s Dryden Theatre, Geva Theatre Center’s Nextstage, Java’s Café, The Little (Theatre 1 and Café, both RIT only), Rochester Lyric Opera (440 East Ave.), MuCCC, RAPA at School of the Arts, Strong National Museum of Play, The TheatreROCS Stage, and Writers & Books.

As in past years, Garth Fagan Dance Studio, Geva Theatre Café, and Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) will curate their own programming.

There is no fee to apply, but there is a $100 (one performance) or $150 (multiple performances) registration fee due only after the contract with a venue is finalized.

On Saturday, March 28, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Writers & Books (740 University Avenue) and Saturday, April 18, from 11 a.m.to 12 p.m. at Geva Theatre Center (75 Woodbury Boulevard), the Fringe Festival will hold a free Fringe 101s informative session. Attendees should RSVP by emailing info@rochesterfringe.com.

The 2015 Rochester Fringe Festival will take place Thursday, September 17, through Saturday, September 26.

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