SLUT – The Play

Newcastle Live -


SLUT – The Play

Young Actor's Development Centre

Sat, 11 November 2017
Contact venue
TICKETS

A​ ​PLAY​ ​for​ ​COMBATING​ ​SEXISM​ ​and​ ​SEXUAL​ ​VIOLENCE​ ​by​ ​Katie​ ​Cappiello.​ ​Developed​ ​by members​ ​of​ ​The​ ​Arts​ ​Effect​ ​All-Girl​ ​Theater​ ​Company​ ​to​ ​address​ ​the​ ​damaging​ ​impact​ ​of slut-shaming​ ​and​ ​slut​ ​culture.

Have​ ​you​ ​ever​ ​been​ ​slutshammed?​ ​Have​ ​you​ ​ever​ ​slutshamed​ ​someone?​ ​What​ ​does​ ​the​ ​word​ ​’slut’​ ​mean​ ​to you??​ ​Every​ ​single​ ​woman​ ​is​ ​able​ ​to​ ​tell​ ​a​ ​story​ ​about​ ​a​ ​personal​ ​assault,​ ​or​ ​the​ ​assault​ ​of​ ​a​ ​close​ ​​ ​friend​ ​or relative.​ ​THIS​ ​IS​ ​NOT​ ​OKAY.​ ​Out​ ​of​ ​3951​ ​reports​ ​in​ ​a​ ​previous​ ​year​ ​only​ ​374​ ​perpetrators​ ​were​ ​found​ ​guilty.

80%​ ​OF​ ​SEXUAL​ ​ASSAULT​ ​CASES​ ​GO​ ​UNREPORTED?

“​This​ ​is​ ​the​ ​world​ ​we​ ​live​ ​in,​ ​a​ ​world​ ​where​ ​girls​ ​are​ ​shamed​ ​for​ ​choices​ ​decisions​ ​and​ ​everyday​ ​actions,​ ​we​ ​live in​ ​a​ ​world​ ​where​ ​slut​ ​shaming​ ​is​ ​very​ ​real,​ ​and​ ​sexual​ ​assault​ ​hides​ ​in​ ​the​ ​shadows​ ​because​ ​we​ ​aren’t​ ​ready​ ​to confront​ ​it.”​ ​​ROSIE​ ​GATELY,​ ​Cast​ ​Member

Inspired​ ​by​ ​real-life​ ​experiences​ ​of​ ​teenage​ ​girls​ ​from​ ​New​ ​York,​ ​New​ ​Jersey,​ ​Connecticut​ ​and Pennsylvania,​ ​SLUT:​ ​The​ ​Play​ ​follows​ ​the​ ​story​ ​of​ ​16-year-old​ ​Joey​ ​who​ ​is​ ​assaulted​ ​by​ ​three​ ​friends​ ​at​ ​a party​ ​during​ ​what​ ​should​ ​have​ ​been​ ​a​ ​normal​ ​night​ ​out.​ ​The​ ​play​ ​is​ ​a​ ​powerful​ ​and​ ​confronting​ ​call​ ​to​ ​action –​ ​a​ ​reminder​ ​that​ ​slut-shaming​ ​is​ ​happening​ ​every​ ​day,​ ​almost​ ​everywhere​ ​and​ ​​ ​highlights​ ​the​ ​damaging impact​ ​of​ ​rape​ ​culture​ ​on​ ​the​ ​lives​ ​of​ ​young​ ​women.​ ​​Slut:The​ ​Play​ ​is​ ​shedding​ ​a​ ​stage​ ​light​ ​on​ ​this​ ​issue. When​ ​you​ ​see​ ​slut​ ​you​ ​combat​ ​rape​ ​culture.

“It​ ​is​ ​a​ ​play​ ​that​ ​was​ ​developed​ ​by​ ​young​ ​women,​ ​for​ ​young​ ​women.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​a​ ​play​ ​about​ ​combatting​ ​sexual​ ​assault and​ ​the​ ​consequential​ ​shaming/bullying​ ​girls​ ​face-​ ​from​ ​strangers,​ ​from​ ​friends,​ ​from​ ​themselves.I’m​ ​very​ ​proud to​ ​be​ ​working​ ​with​ ​such​ ​a​ ​professional,​ ​hard​ ​working​ ​cast/crew​ ​on​ ​a​ ​play​ ​that​ ​addresses​ ​such​ ​relevant, important,​ ​mature​ ​themes.”​ ​EMILY​ ​DALY,​ ​Co-director

“SLUT​ ​is​ ​truthful,​ ​raw​ ​and​ ​immediate.​ ​Experience​ ​this​ ​play​ ​and​ ​witness​ ​what​ ​young​ ​women​ ​live​ ​with​ ​every day.”​ ​-​ ​GLORIA​ ​STEINEM

Thursday 9 November 2017 8:00 PM
Friday 10 November 2017 8:00 PM
Saturday 11 November 2017 2:00 PM
Saturday 11 November 2017 8:00 PM

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.