Girls Can Tell

Poster image for "Girls Can Tell" theatre production.

Michelle and Jason, two undergraduates, must determine whether a sexual encounter they shared at a party can and should be considered a sexual assault. Uneasy and hungover the following day, Michelle puts it to the both of them to independently decide the nature of their experience over the course of the final week of school before she graduates. We follow Jason and Michelle throughout this process amidst flashbacks to the night in the question. Girls Can Tell seeks to shed light on the problematic nature of school policies regarding sexual assault and the dehumanization that can occur when submitting oneself to these systems.

by Katherine Royal

Director: David Munnell

Show Details and Tickets

November 3, 2017

7:30 p.m.


November 4, 2017

2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

November 5, 2017

2 p.m.

CLA's Pop-Up Black Box Theatre Tent, Pocket Park by James E. Gleason Hall

$5 for students and seniors (60+)

$10 for faculty/staff/alumni

$10 for general public

Tickets available from, by visiting the Gene Polisseni Center Box Office from 10am-6pm Monday-Friday, or by calling 585-475-4121.

Special Considerations

ASL interpreting services provided for every performance.

This production contains adult themes of a sexual nature including simulated sexual activity. Not recommended for children under 17 years of age. Trigger Warning: The topic of this play concerns a non-consensual sexual encounter.

CLA's Pop-Up Black Box Theatre Tent will be located in Pocket Park, north of James E. Gleason Hall, on the RIT Campus. The closest parking lot for attendees is Lot F. For more information on these locations and the RIT Campus, please visit the RIT Interactive Campus Map.​

POST-SHOW DISCUSSION: There will be a panel of experts, who deal with sexual assault cases here on campus, to support a facilitated conversation after each performance. Please contact RIT's Center for Women and Gender for more information.