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Navigating COVID Policies in the Creative Arts

Erica Fee is the founding producer, CEO, and board president of the annual Rochester Fringe Festival, a 12-day performing arts extravaganza, which celebrates its eleventh festival in 2022. Under her stewardship, the non-profit Fringe has blossomed from the mere seed of an idea to one of the most-attended fringe festivals in the United States and the largest multidisciplinary performing arts festival in New York. Last year, the Rochester Fringe Festival was the first performing arts organization in the region to mandate vaccine and masking requirements for staff and attendees. It is the only festival in the Rochester area to date with these protocols.

For a decade prior to Fringe, Fee lived in the U.K. running her own London-based theatrical production company. Her many producing, directing, and performance credits include U.K. premieres, and London as well as Edinburgh Festival Fringe productions. She was the first American to receive the prestigious New Producer’s Award from StageOne (Society of London Theatres/TMA), winning twice – the maximum amount it can be received. Fee is a graduate of the University of Rochester and was the University’s 2016 Commencement Speaker.

Navigating COVID Policies in the Creative Arts

Wednesday, March 2nd, 12:30-1:30pm (Click here to register)

This workshop will be led by Erica Fee.

Are live arts possible during the COVID-19 pandemic? Yes! Are hybrid events worth the effort? Again, yes! Join presenter Erica Fee, the producer / CEO of the Rochester Fringe Festival, to learn about the layered approach that organizations and individuals can take to open safely now.

By permission of the presenter, this workshop will be recorded and participants will be able to access this content until April 15, 2022. To receive permission to view, please complete a registration form and links will be sent out. Please note: these recordings will not be high-quality productions, but is a way of increasing the accessibility of the information and knowledge to the artist and maker community throughout Rochester.