NYC: Performance of SKIN--a lesbian love story with music -- plus talkback
About love, sex, danger, Virginia Woolf and the power of art. Benefits Know Your IX (a youth-led non-profit to prevent sexual violence on campus). $15 suggested donation ($5 students). RSVP to reserve seats: SKINthePlay@gmail.com
Where: Theaterlab, 357 W 36th Street, 3rd Floor, NY, NY
Cost: $15 suggested donation ($5 students any school). All proceeds benefit Know Your IX (a youth-led non-profit to prevent sexual violence on campus).
RSVP: to reserve seats e-mail: SKINthePlay@gmail.com.
By Hope Singsen
Music by Hope Singsen, Bob Parins, Dillon Kondor and Micah Burgess
Directed by Jessi D. Hill
Two things threaten Marais’ dissertation on Virginia Woolf:
Her hot new girlfriend—and her own dark past.
When confronted by echoes of sexual trauma in Woolf’s work, Marais races to write herself into a happier future. She commits body and soul to secure a love greater than any she's known before. But after you learn to guard against life, can you open up again? Trigger warning: brief descriptions of sexual violence.
A Back-to-School Benefit Workshop, Co-Hosted by Yale GALA, Inc, the Tri-State Women's GALA Events Group, Theaterlab and Good Dog/Bad Dog Productions. (List in formation)
“Beautiful, moving, raw, and real… as deeply investigated as anything Woolf wrote.”
—Brian McManamon, Artistic Director, Stratford Shakespeare Academy
—Zoe Ridolfi-Starr, co-founder with The Mattress Project’s Emma Sulkowicz of Columbia University direct action group No Red Tape
“A Woolfian exploration of consciousness by a true artist.”
—OBIE & Lortel winner, Martin Moran, “The Tricky Part” & “All the Rage”
About Know Your IX
Founded in 2013, Know Your IX is a survivor- and youth-led organization that aims to empower college and high school students to end sexual and dating violence in their schools. We educate students about their legal rights to safe educations free from gender-based harms; we train, organize and support student survivor activists at over 200 schools; and we advocate for policy change at the campus, state, and federal levels. The White House attributed the creation of its 2014 Task Force on Campus Sexual Assault to our activism, and the U.S. Secretary of Education publicly thanked Know Your IX for demanding his attention — and the country’s. In 2015, Politico Magazine named Know Your IX one of the 50 ideas transforming American politics. For more and to get involved, visit KnowYourIX.org.
This performance of Skin is co-sponsored by Theaterlab, a company noted for curating and presenting new, experimental and hybrid work for theater as well as the visual arts. Theaterlab will present its Fall in Love with Solo season, celebrating the power and potential of the solo artist, September through November 2016. For information, visit theaterlabnyc.com.
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1154405784607983/
Facebook info page: www.facebook.com/SKINthePlay