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An immersive odyssey of identity, sexuality, and faith. Rochester, 1996 is the story of an urban pastor, his teenage daughter, and one Sunday that shaped the rest of their lives.

This interactive experience takes 2.5 hours and involves locations across Los Angeles, starting and ending at Thymele Arts in Hollywood. Participants ride in a vehicle, talk to actors, stand, move, and walk through various locations. 

Rochester, 1996 runs June 3-24 at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in Los Angeles.

Our Fringe run is currently sold out, but the show will be coming back September, 2018. Sign up for our mailing list to hear about our next run when it's announced. 


the production team

Lauren Ludwig – Director, Writer

Monica Miklas – Producer, Dramaturg

Thaddeus Shafer – Story Development, Producer

Brandon Baruch - Lighting Design

Dave McKeever - Sound Design

Rachel Weir - Costume Design

Patrick  Blanchard - Production Design


Thaddeus Shafer, Nerea Duhart, Lorinda Hawkins Smith, Bri Giger, Dasha Kittredge, Lauren Flans, Cammie Middleton, Soren Royer-McHugh


all of our Indiegogo donors

Ajay Davuluri, Chelsea Lutz, Laurel Vail, flyingkayak77, Laura Vogel, Gianna Masi, ohbridget, Ashley Steed, Amin El Gamal, Lisanne Sartor, Arielle Sara Levine, Melinda Lauw, Casey Baker, Pam Wishbow, Ryan Harrison, Lisanne Sartor, Joanna Whitney, Dylan Ris,, Melissa Johnson, Mason Flink, Meredith Berg-Erwin, Elizabeth Prestel, John Pick, Megan Breen, Erika Schmidt, Katelyn Schiller, Ally Fion, Lauren Bello, Will Holt, Katy Kammeyer, Noah Nelson, Avi Strausberg, Randi Ludwig, Bruce Lemon Jr., Cristen Brinkerhoff, bpyates, Aaron Kogan, ncimiluca, Ron Najor, Alex Burger, Doris Roberts, Sarah Smith, crwollman, Dana Greenblatt, cjksleb, Matthew Bamberg-Johnson, Jay Bushman, Cara Mandel, Eric Hoff, Ed Ludwig, Randi Ludwig, Russell E., Robin Roemer, Bennett Webber, Joan Ludwig, Doron Kipper, Adrienne Relyea, Brigid Miklas, Robert Miklas, Eva Anderson, Landon Zakheim, Frank Smith, Craig Relyea, Ross G