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Fri, Aug 27



AUDITIONS (Grades 8-12)

Audition for the Stages of the Game Teen Improv Troupe, performing at the 2021 KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival

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AUDITIONS (Grades 8-12)
AUDITIONS (Grades 8-12)

Time & Location

Aug 27, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Rochester, 875 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14605, USA

About the Event


KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival 2021

For Students in Grades 8 - 12

Coached by Hilary Bluestein-Lyons

AUDITIONS (by appointment only): 

Friday, August 27, 6:00-7:30 PM

For an audition appointment:

  • Sign in to the MyStages Parent Portal at
  • (Create an account if you don't have one yet.)
  • Click on Youth Membership.
  • Update the member profile for each student, especially contact information, school and grade info for 2021-2022, and medical and emergency contact information.
  • Select the student, and click on Join (or Enroll in) a Program.
  • Select the School Year 2021-2022 Season.
  • Select a Program.
  • Select the audition session.
  • Click the Process button.


Calling performers in Grades 8 – 12 -- serious performers willing to work as part of a team to share their talents, refine their skills, and create a high quality show. The Rochester Fringe Festival requires that all live performers show proof of vaccination, so those auditioning must be vaccinated.

Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend. Please consider your commitment to the troupe and show prior to your audition. Each troupe member is crucial to the success of the show. The experience will be exciting, fun and valuable.


  • A headshot or school picture, which will not be returned
  • A resume, if available


  • Appropriate, comfortable clothes and shoes for physical comedy (no flip flops, crocs, etc.)


  • You will be taught and asked to play a series of improv games — no preparation needed.
  • If you have questions about what to expect at the audition, don’t hesitate to email or call us.


You will be called to all rehearsals and need to have no more than two conflicts (See Commitment Calendar).


Two performances will be held at the Rochester Fringe Festival performance venue:

Dawn Lipson Canalside Stage

1200 Edgewood Avenue

Rochester, NY 14618

  • September 17 @ 6:30 p.m.
  • September 18 @ 6:30 p.m.


  • $160 Commitment Fee for comedy/improv performance training to develop your talent in a supportive, nurturing environment culminating in full performances.  Includes a t-shirt fee. A limited amount of partial tuition assistance available.
  • Attend all rehearsals to which you are called.
  • Families are asked to contribute volunteer hours in a variety of production areas to help make the show a success.


Teens will explore the basic elements of comedy improv such as building relationships, character development, listening and agreeing, within the framework of short-form improv, in the style of the popular TV show “Whose Line is it Anyway.” Over a period of seven 2-hour rehearsals, the group will learn a variety of improv games, culminating in two performances at the Rochester Fringe Festival.  Oh yeah, and they’re going to have a ton of FUN!


Auditions and rehearsals are held at:


875 E. Main Street

Third Floor, Auditorium Center

Rochester, NY 14605

Parking located behind the building (enter from College Ave). Tell the attendant you are attending a Stages’ audition.

Performances held at the Dawn Lipson Canalside Stage

Address: 1200 Edgewood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618


935-7173 (leave a message and your call will be returned) or email

Hope to see you at the audition!

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