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Elephant Grass: An Afrofutur-Mystic Tale

September 14th at 6:00pm

ELEPHANT GRASS: AN AFROFUTUR-MYSTIC TALE is Sci-Fi Dance Theater. A SHE-ro on a mission. Visions. Ritual. Initiation. Is it safe for a girl to surf the universe alone? Shamen & her Ancestors make safe passage beyond the mystical Grass. When was the last time YOU had to face doubt and fear? A ‘Fire Gorgon’ and a ‘Water Maddah’ are no ordinary ordeals! A Guy & N’Jelle Thorne original dance-centric performance art experience of philosophical nuggets and choreographic swagger.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Geva Theatre Center: Fielding Stage
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Sand Mandalas

September 14th at 7:00pm

Witness the creation of a sand mandala, in which impermanence and patience meet artistry and spectacle. Each day of the festival, artist Katie Jo Suddaby will delicately place thousands of grains of colorful sand, only to destroy the work when it's complete. Stop in several times to check the progress. Then, participate in the Destruction Ceremony on the final day. This Tibetan Buddhist art form teaches that nothing is permanent, so check it out while you've got the chance!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Geva Theatre Center: Godot's Bar
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

Spy in the House of Men

September 14th at 7:30pm

Transgender writer and performer Penny Sterling’s laugh-out-loud theatre engagement concludes its four-city summer tour here in Rochester. Deeply affecting and intimate, the award-winning SPY IN THE HOUSE OF MEN maps Penny's journey through a life-long coming-out process. Come see the show critics call “a hilarious, suspenseful, heart-stopping story” and “a compact evening’s entertainment that’s as funny as it is enlightening.”

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Geva Theatre Center: Fielding Stage
  • Genre: Theatre

Collard Green Curves – The Nurse Bowick Story: "JUST A TASTE"

September 14th at 9:00pm

COLLARD GREEN CURVES depicts the life of Theresa Lou Bowick, a misguided obese girl growing up so consumed with self-hate, overeating, misinformation, and distrust that it catapulted her into a life filled with unbelievable curves. Get ready to laugh, cry, and pray during this one-hour taste of an incredible, funny, tear-jerking performance of Bowick’s journey to conquer unhealthy habits, and the fight to achieve her goal to become a God-directed, victorious Nurse.



  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Geva Theatre Center: Fielding Stage
  • Genre: Theatre

Julia Burrer/Mariah Maloney: Intimate Works

September 15th at 7:00pm

Two longtime New York City dancers/choreographers, Julia Burrer (Doug Varone and Dancers) and Mariah Maloney (Trisha Brown Dance Company), join together for the first time to share an evening of intimate works. This premiere of solo and duet work delves into each choreographer’s rich, embodied investigations. Burrer’s “angle of repose” (in collaboration with Benjamin Wolk) examines the idea of thresholds, personal edges, and physical boundaries. Maloney’s “Filter,” a highly articulate choreography, develops a conversation with JoAnne Maffia’s haunting music composition.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Geva Theatre Center: Fielding Stage
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Sand Mandalas

September 15th at 7:00pm

Witness the creation of a sand mandala, in which impermanence and patience meet artistry and spectacle. Each day of the festival, artist Katie Jo Suddaby will delicately place thousands of grains of colorful sand, only to destroy the work when it's complete. Stop in several times to check the progress. Then, participate in the Destruction Ceremony on the final day. This Tibetan Buddhist art form teaches that nothing is permanent, so check it out while you've got the chance!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Geva Theatre Center: Godot's Bar
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

EstroFest Comedy: Cinderella, Sci-Fi & Drones

September 15th at 9:00pm

Popular sketch-comedy troupe EstroFest blends original and hilarious live sketches with outrageous videos. “EstroFest was a blast!” said CITY Newspaper's Frank De Blase about last year’s Fringe show, writing in his review: “I and the sold-out crowd snorted, guffawed, chortled, busted up, cracked up, and laughed our heads off.” EstroFest, often compared to SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (but funnier), is Dresden Engle, Andrea Holland, Norma Holland, Allison Roberts, and Freyda Schneider. "Laugh with us!"

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Geva Theatre Center: Fielding Stage
  • Genre: Comedy

Collard Green Curves – The Nurse Bowick Story: "JUST A TASTE"

September 15th at 10:30pm

COLLARD GREEN CURVES depicts the life of Theresa Lou Bowick, a misguided obese girl growing up so consumed with self-hate, overeating, misinformation, and distrust that it catapulted her into a life filled with unbelievable curves. Get ready to laugh, cry, and pray during this one-hour taste of an incredible, funny, tear-jerking performance of Bowick’s journey to conquer unhealthy habits, and the fight to achieve her goal to become a God-directed, victorious Nurse.



  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Geva Theatre Center: Fielding Stage
  • Genre: Theatre

STORIES OF TURTLE ISLAND

September 16th at 12:30pm

Daystar, recognized as the First Indigenous Contemporary Dance Theatre in the USA, invites you to open yourself to Native American culture through dance, mask, and puppetry. See Old Man creating life and death (Blackfoot), Wolf changing from youth to aged shaman (Ojibway), and the healing woman Sage (Algonquin). These are the archetypes found 'round the world, but here in the storytelling circle, all learn the teachings of water, deer hooves, and eagles' wings. Not for children only!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Geva Theatre Center: Fielding Stage
  • Genre: Dance

Julia Burrer/Mariah Maloney: Intimate Works

September 16th at 2:00pm

Two longtime New York City dancers/choreographers, Julia Burrer (Doug Varone and Dancers) and Mariah Maloney (Trisha Brown Dance Company), join together for the first time to share an evening of intimate works. This premiere of solo and duet work delves into each choreographer’s rich, embodied investigations. Burrer’s “angle of repose” (in collaboration with Benjamin Wolk) examines the idea of thresholds, personal edges, and physical boundaries. Maloney’s “Filter,” a highly articulate choreography, develops a conversation with JoAnne Maffia’s haunting music composition.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Geva Theatre Center: Fielding Stage
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

Sand Mandalas

September 16th at 3:00pm

Witness the creation of a sand mandala, in which impermanence and patience meet artistry and spectacle. Each day of the festival, artist Katie Jo Suddaby will delicately place thousands of grains of colorful sand, only to destroy the work when it's complete. Stop in several times to check the progress. Then, participate in the Destruction Ceremony on the final day. This Tibetan Buddhist art form teaches that nothing is permanent, so check it out while you've got the chance!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Geva Theatre Center: Godot's Bar
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

Elephant Grass: An Afrofutur-Mystic Tale

September 16th at 3:30pm

ELEPHANT GRASS: AN AFROFUTUR-MYSTIC TALE is Sci-Fi Dance Theater. A SHE-ro on a mission. Visions. Ritual. Initiation. Is it safe for a girl to surf the universe alone? Shamen & her Ancestors make safe passage beyond the mystical Grass. When was the last time YOU had to face doubt and fear? A ‘Fire Gorgon’ and a ‘Water Maddah’ are no ordinary ordeals! A Guy & N’Jelle Thorne original dance-centric performance art experience of philosophical nuggets and choreographic swagger.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Geva Theatre Center: Fielding Stage
  • Genre: Multidisciplinary

EstroFest Comedy: Cinderella, Sci-Fi & Drones

September 16th at 5:30pm

Popular sketch-comedy troupe EstroFest blends original and hilarious live sketches with outrageous videos. “EstroFest was a blast!” said CITY Newspaper's Frank De Blase about last year’s Fringe show, writing in his review: “I and the sold-out crowd snorted, guffawed, chortled, busted up, cracked up, and laughed our heads off.” EstroFest, often compared to SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (but funnier), is Dresden Engle, Andrea Holland, Norma Holland, Allison Roberts, and Freyda Schneider. "Laugh with us!"

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Geva Theatre Center: Fielding Stage
  • Genre: Comedy

Good Joke/Bad Joke Bingo

September 16th at 7:00pm

GOOD JOKE/BAD JOKE BINGO is an interactive stand-up comedy show. "Expect a set that’s hilarious, delirious and refreshingly raw." –TIME OUT NY. Random bingo numbers determine which joke or story Shawn Wickens (UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT, MR. ROBOT) tells. Some are great. Some are not. The audience plays along on bingo cards to win prizes. Some prizes are great. Some are not. GOOD JOKE/BAD JOKE BINGO has appeared in Baltimore, Princeton, Pittsburgh, Hartford, New Orleans, Cleveland, New York City, and now Rochester.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Geva Theatre Center: Fielding Stage
  • Genre: Comedy

Spy in the House of Men

September 16th at 9:00pm

Transgender writer and performer Penny Sterling’s laugh-out-loud theatre engagement concludes its four-city summer tour here in Rochester. Deeply affecting and intimate, the award-winning SPY IN THE HOUSE OF MEN maps Penny's journey through a life-long coming-out process. Come see the show critics call “a hilarious, suspenseful, heart-stopping story” and “a compact evening’s entertainment that’s as funny as it is enlightening.”

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Geva Theatre Center: Fielding Stage
  • Genre: Theatre

Collard Green Curves – The Nurse Bowick Story: "JUST A TASTE"

September 16th at 10:30pm

COLLARD GREEN CURVES depicts the life of Theresa Lou Bowick, a misguided obese girl growing up so consumed with self-hate, overeating, misinformation, and distrust that it catapulted her into a life filled with unbelievable curves. Get ready to laugh, cry, and pray during this one-hour taste of an incredible, funny, tear-jerking performance of Bowick’s journey to conquer unhealthy habits, and the fight to achieve her goal to become a God-directed, victorious Nurse.



  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Geva Theatre Center: Fielding Stage
  • Genre: Theatre

STORIES OF TURTLE ISLAND

September 17th at 1:00pm

Daystar, recognized as the First Indigenous Contemporary Dance Theatre in the USA, invites you to open yourself to Native American culture through dance, mask, and puppetry. See Old Man creating life and death (Blackfoot), Wolf changing from youth to aged shaman (Ojibway), and the healing woman Sage (Algonquin). These are the archetypes found 'round the world, but here in the storytelling circle, all learn the teachings of water, deer hooves, and eagles' wings. Not for children only!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Geva Theatre Center: Fielding Stage
  • Genre: Dance

EstroFest Comedy: Cinderella, Sci-Fi & Drones

September 17th at 2:30pm

Popular sketch-comedy troupe EstroFest blends original and hilarious live sketches with outrageous videos. “EstroFest was a blast!” said CITY Newspaper's Frank De Blase about last year’s Fringe show, writing in his review: “I and the sold-out crowd snorted, guffawed, chortled, busted up, cracked up, and laughed our heads off.” EstroFest, often compared to SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (but funnier), is Dresden Engle, Andrea Holland, Norma Holland, Allison Roberts, and Freyda Schneider. "Laugh with us!"

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Geva Theatre Center: Fielding Stage
  • Genre: Comedy

Sand Mandalas

September 17th at 3:00pm

Witness the creation of a sand mandala, in which impermanence and patience meet artistry and spectacle. Each day of the festival, artist Katie Jo Suddaby will delicately place thousands of grains of colorful sand, only to destroy the work when it's complete. Stop in several times to check the progress. Then, participate in the Destruction Ceremony on the final day. This Tibetan Buddhist art form teaches that nothing is permanent, so check it out while you've got the chance!

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Not Required
  • Venue: Geva Theatre Center: Godot's Bar
  • Genre: Visual Arts & Film

Good Joke/Bad Joke Bingo

September 17th at 4:00pm

GOOD JOKE/BAD JOKE BINGO is an interactive stand-up comedy show. "Expect a set that’s hilarious, delirious and refreshingly raw." –TIME OUT NY. Random bingo numbers determine which joke or story Shawn Wickens (UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT, MR. ROBOT) tells. Some are great. Some are not. The audience plays along on bingo cards to win prizes. Some prizes are great. Some are not. GOOD JOKE/BAD JOKE BINGO has appeared in Baltimore, Princeton, Pittsburgh, Hartford, New Orleans, Cleveland, New York City, and now Rochester.

  • Length: 60 Minutes
  • Tickets: Required
  • Venue: Geva Theatre Center: Fielding Stage
  • Genre: Comedy

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