Rape Aid, a Benefit for Safe Horizon, Will Feature Work of Heather Raffo, Winter Miller, Marya Hornbacher and More

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12 Dec 2013

Rape Aid: Friends Don't Let Friends Rape, a collection of works addressing sexual violence, will be presented Dec. 17 at 7 PM at the New Ohio Theater.

Featured writers, whose work is written in an effort to combat sexual violence, will include Jennifer Baumgardner (It Was Rape), Rebecca Hart (Rebecca Hart & The New Students), Marya Hornbacher (Wasted), Chisa Hutchinson (She Like Girls), Winter Miller (In Darfur), Danica Novgorodoff (Refresh, Refresh), Sylvan Oswald (Nightlands) and Heather Raffo (Nine Parts of Desire).

Emcees Colleen Werthmann (Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play) and Russell G. Jones (Ruined) will be joined by an ensemble of actors.

Here's how the event is billed: "Fed up with a culture that spends more energy warning girls how to avoid rape instead of teaching boys rape is always wrong, playwright Winter Miller created Rape Aid, an experiment in activism, theater and charity with an all-inclusive post-show dance party. For Rape Aid, a half dozen artists were commissioned to make short pieces (plays, monologues, songs, films) for an evening to incite dialogue on the subject of rape."

A dance party will follow the performance.

Half of every ticket purchased will benefit Safe Horizon, the largest victim services organization based in New York City.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting friendsdontletfriendsrape.wordpress.com.