Cast of Teens Explore Rape Culture In Slut: The Play

News   Cast of Teens Explore Rape Culture In Slut: The Play
 
The Arts Effect and their All-Girl Theater Company present Slut: The Play starting Jan. 28 Off-Broadway. Inspired by the lives of its 14-18 year old cast members, the show examines the impact of rape culture and the importance of being heard.

The Arts Effect is an award-winning youth activist program dedicated to producing works that explore the challenges facing young people. Slut: The Play follows the journey of 16-year-old Joey Del Marco, who is sexually assaulted by three friends during a night out.

Written by Katie Cappiello, and directed by Cappiello and Meg McInerney, it has been performed in Mexico City, Sydney and throughout the U.S. Following a recent performance in Washington, D.C., the team was invited to The White House. The New York run is scheduled to play at Dixon Place in Greenwich Village through Feb. 27. Daniel Melnick serves as technical director.

"We’ve watched communities be transformed after experiencing this play because they finally had the space to safely contemplate and engage in discussion around the issues of sexuality, shame and rape," say the creators. "While we’re inspired by the national attention being paid to sexual assault and the importance of consent education at the college level, the conversation needs to start earlier. Continuing to stage this play opens a door to dialogue with middle school and high school students – and that is the key."

The cast includes Brittney Adebumola, Zora Casabere, Willa Cuthrell, Lexa Krebs, Amari Rose Leigh, Mary Miller, Casey Odesser, Katie Prael , Eliza Price, Darci Siegel and Alice Stewart. Each performance is followed by a Q&A with the cast and creators.

To purchase tickets and for more information visit StopSlut.org. Dixon Place is located at 161A Chrystie St., New York.

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