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FESTIVAL | This is Our Youth


This is Our Youth is a week-long celebration of Rochester's young talent in the performing arts. From Sunday, July 23, through Saturday, July 29, the festival will feature theater, dance, music, and poetry at MuCCC (142 Atlantic Avenue). The performers are from all over the city, and they represent various groups, such as the Gantt R-Center Theater Group and Voices of the Youth (V.O.T.Y.). Featured theater productions include "The Freedom of the City," a work by Irish playwright Brian Friel (July 23), and "12 Angry Men," a drama about a group of jurors overseeing a homicide trial (July 24).

There will be a community showcase of teen dancers, singers, musicians, and visual artists (July 25 and 26). Polite Ink. Sketch & Improv will also hold a youth improv workshop (July 26). Performances will highlight hip-hop in a "Journey through Urbania" (July 29); Latinx youth in a showcase presented by The Rochester Latino Theater Company (July 28); and different genres of dance featuring the acclaimed Dunwoody Dance Ensemble, pictured here (July 27).

Prices vary. For specific information on tickets and performance times, head to or call 866-811-4111.