Report Details Accusations Against Former Rochester Civic Theatre Head
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A number of women have come forward with allegations involving unwanted sexual advances by the former executive director of the Rochester Civic Theatre.
Minnesota Public Radio has published an article detailing the allegations made by theatre volunteers, who approached the Rochester Civic Theatre Board earlier this year shortly before Gregory Stavrou announced his resignation for health reasons.
The MPR report indicates the complaints, some dating back to 2008, were brought to the board while it was dealing with a dispute pitting the theatre’s many volunteers against Stravrou that rapidly escalated over a disagreement about whether an intermission should be incorporated into a performance that was designed without one. The MPR story does state one of the women did approach the board with her complaint shortly after the unwanted advance allegedly occurred, but then requested the matter be dropped.
It does not appear any of the women have filed formal complaints against Stavrou, who served as the executive director of the Civic Theatre for about 10 years.