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Civic Live Events

The Vagina Monologues 

The Rochester Civic Theatre Company is proud to present

The Vagina Monologues

Directed and produced by Emily Gresbrink and Stephanie Sedarski

Date: Feb 1, 2, 3 @ 7pm
$15 each

Described as "spellbinding, funny, and almost unbearably moving ... a work of art and an incisive piece of cultural history," and "probably the most important piece of political theater of the last decade" by Variety and the New York Times, "The Vagina Monologues" returns to Rochester after more than a decade. V-Day Rochester 2017 is presenting a benefit production of Eve Ensler’s powerful show for three days in February 2017. The production will directly benefit The Women's Shelter, Inc., a local organization dedicated to helping women and children of the area who are victims of violence. Come celebrate the power of women and theater together for a wonderful cause. Recommended ages 16+ audience due to mature content. 

V-Day is a global activist movement to stop violence against women and girls. For information about V-Day visit vday.org

See you at The Civic!


Women on Wednesdays

The Rochester Civic Theatre Company is proud to be recognized for its relentless commitment to diversity, inclusiveness, and social well-being. Join us throughout the year for evenings of thoughtful discussion as we celebrate the resilience, diversity, and contributions of women.

Our 2016-2017 Season:

January 25: Feminism 101 ... Where Do We Go From Here?

What is feminism? Can men be feminists? Do we still need feminism today? Why not call it "equalism" or "humanism"? So many questions!  Join us for a brief historical background on feminism, a discussion on where we are today, and a vision for tomorrow.

February 22: Growing Up Muslim in Rochester
Over the last decade, the U.S. has faced growing Islamophobia, and Muslim-Americans have found themselves and their faith at the crossroadsof intense national scrutiny. Our panel of Rochester community members shares their insights and experiences growing up Muslim in our community.

March 8: Beyond Rosie the Riveter -- Women in Non-Traditional Roles 
(Presented in partnership with the Sister of St. Francis; this special session will be held at Assisi Heights.)
The power of women in the workforce is not to be overlooked. Women are working harder than ever to "bring home the bacon." But what if the workplace is less than typical, and not the kind of place you expect to find women? Meet some amazing women and learn about their non-traditional career choices. It isn't just a "man's world" anymore!

March 29: Our Experiences Raising a Son
Gloria Steinem wrote, "We've begun to raise daughters more like sons...but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters." In 2016, is raising a son really so different from raising a daughter? Panelists share their experiences and ask for your perspective.

May 31: Rape Culture Is Real 
"Rape Culture" - the idea that rape occurs because women ask for it or fail to prevent it - is real. How did women become the ones to blame and men become blameless? How do we change this attitude and reduce the occurrence and acceptance of rape?

All Women on Wednesdays events take place at The Rochester Civic Theatre Company (except for the March 8 event at Assisi Heights.)
All events are are free and open to everyone.
Light refreshments courtesy of Trader Joe's and cash bar available at 5:00 pm.
Presentation and discussion from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.

Admission is free, but reservations are required. 
To make your reservation, please email info@rochestercivictheatre.org by the Monday before each Wednesday's event.

Jazz Jam with The D'Sievers

Date: February 19, 2017
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Rochester Civic Theatre Lobby Stage
Admission Free

John Sievers and the D’Sievers host a jazz open mic night at the Rochester Civic Theatre. Bring your instrument or your voice and sign up to play or sing along with a live jazz rhythm section. Musicians of all ages and experience levels are welcome. Come with tunes in mind and bring changes for the rhythm section if you are playing an unusual song or in an unusual key.


This event is always free and open to the public.