City Connects

City Connects
Love – Community – Inclusivity

City Connects fosters relationships with community organizations based on shared values, connecting art and advocacy through engaged partnerships.

As a theater whose mission is dedicated to the production and development of new plays of substance, City Theatre is committed to enriching the community around us by utilizing theatre as a medium to build understanding, champion kindness, and cultivate a greater sense of unity. City Connects specifically extends the conversation surrounding the work on our stages by designing unique partnerships with nonprofits and social service organizations that actively cross pollinate between institutions and foster community networks in Pittsburgh and beyond.

For the 2017/18 Season City Connects will partner with YWCA Greater Pittsburgh, Jewish Family and Children’s Services among other organizations. The City Connects partners will be featured and present at four City Connects Happy Hours hosted during Wednesday preview performances of all main stage productions. These happy hours are a chance for patrons to learn more about the important work of our community partners.

The theatre will collect donations of toiletries to benefit YWCA’s anti-violence programs throughout the run of A Funny Thing… Join us for City Connects Happy Hours in City Theatre’s Gordon Lounge and get to know all of our City Connects Partners. Visit our City Connects partners for more information on discounts.

About the YWCA program:

Violence against women, in its many forms, has no demographic boundaries.  It is known to all age groups, all races, all religions, and all socioeconomic backgrounds.  A woman is battered every 15 seconds in the United States, and 700,000 women are raped every year.  (Source: YWCA USA Week Without Violence.)

Throughout the year YWCA Greater Pittsburgh creates emergency kits for trafficking and domestic violence shelters/organizations in the SW PA region.  These kits contain new personal hygiene and toiletry items, sorted and stored in individual Ziploc bags, for safe and easy distribution to women and children at residential facilities and shelters. Items of greatest need include new/unused travel size toiletries, including soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, lotion, tissues, toothbrushes, combs, deodorant, etc.

Happy Hour Dates for the 2017-2018 Season

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City: September 27, 2017 @ 7 pm

The Old Man and the Old Moon: November 15 @  7 pm

Citizens Market: March 7, 2018 @ 7 pm

Nomad Motel: May 16, 2018 @ 7 pm

Preview Weeks for the 2017-2018 Season

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City: September 23-28, 2017

The Old Man and the Old Moon: November 11-16, 2017

The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey: January 20-25, 2018

Citizens Market: March 3-8, 2018

The White Chip: April 7-12, 2018

Nomad Motel: May 12-17, 2018