Aspie Works Brings Spalding Gray Back to the Fringe!

This is the official poster for Aspie Works' production of "Swimming to Cambodia," to be done at the 2015 Rochester Fringe Festival.
This is the official poster for Aspie Works’ production of “Swimming to Cambodia,” to be done at the 2015 Rochester Fringe Festival.

Aspie Works will return to the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival with Spalding Gray’s landmark monologue Swimming to Cambodia!

The one-night-only staged reading will be presented on Monday, September 21 at 8:30pm at the MuCCC, 142 Atlantic Avenue in Rochester.  Tickets are on sale for $10, and available at the Fringe’s official website –

Aspie Works founder Justin Rielly directs and stars in this solo show, a meditation written and performed by Gray in 1985 and then adapted into a successful motion picture released in 1987 (directed by future Oscar winner Jonathan Demme).  The monologue chronicled Gray’s journey to Thailand to make the Vietnam War drama The Killing Fields, along with personal memories of that era and his life in 1980s New York.

Swimming to Cambodia marks Aspie Works’ third foray into Gray’s work, following Interviewing the Audience (at the 2013 Rochester Fringe Festival) and Sex and Death to the Age 14 (presented in January 2014); all Gray works are represented by Dramatic Publishing (Woodstock, Illinois) and with the approval of Gray’s estate.

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