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#txtshow (on the internet) at KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival

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In the midst of a 12-city, 4-country, 64-show international virtual tour* (during a global pandemic), award-winning performance artist Brian Feldman brings the online version of one of his signature projects to the 9th Annual KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival, as one of 171 productions available to audiences virtually as part of this year’s online-only festival.

The best show you’ll write all year, #txtshow (on the internet) is a completely immersive multiscreen performance featuring a mysterious character named txt (pronounced “text”) who recites a script written anonymously in real-time by a live audience (on the internet).

Created and performed by Brian Feldman, this live, interactive performance takes place on Zoom. (This is Brian’s first performance in New York in 17 years and first-ever performance in The Flower City.)

Please Note: This show contains audience interaction. The content of the show is based entirely upon what audience members write in anonymity. Recommended for 18+. This event may contain mature themes, profane language, and explicit sexual content.

*Adelaide (AU), Denver, Providence, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Rochester, Manchester (UK), Watford (UK), Whangārei (NZ), Melbourne (AU)

#txtshow (irl) had its world premiere at the Kerouac House in Orlando, Florida on Feb 26, 2009.

Inspired by the world’s best, the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival features hundreds of performances by musicians, dancers, comedians, visual artists, theatre groups, and more. Rochester will play host, virtually, to regional, national, and international performers in venues that range from the traditional to the unexpected and downright wacky. This celebration of creativity showcases Rochester’s cultural riches for 12 exhilarating days.

Brian Feldman is an award-winning performance artist and actor. He lives in Washington, Douglass Commonwealth where, as DCist noted, “In a city that has an advocacy group exploring how to “make D.C. weird” – and is still struggling – Brian Feldman is a shining beacon of eccentricity.” Brian’s work has been favorably compared to Marina Abramović, David Blaine, John Cage, Christo, Marcel Duchamp, Tehching Hsieh, and Andy Kaufman, and featured on television, radio, in print, and online. Since August 2003, he has presented 300+ performances of 125+ projects at 175+ venues and festivals in cities worldwide through Brian Feldman Projects, one of North America’s premier presenters of experimental time-based art.

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