SLUT, THE PLAY Presented at New York Fringe Festival, 8/19-8/25
Developed by The Arts Effect All-Girl Theater Company (Winner of Most Outstanding Ensemble, Fringe 2008; Named BEST Youth Theater Group in NYC, Nickelodeon/MTV 2010; Producers of the 2011 Off-Broadway smash hit, FACEBOOK ME), SLUT delves deep into one of the most frightening and highly-discussed topics in the news today...teen sexual assault.
On a cold New York City night in January, Joey Del Marco puts on her favorite dress, her highest heels, and meets up with her good guy friends George, Luke, and Tim for a little pre-gaming. They hang out, play video games, dance, and drink an entire bottle of Absolut. Everything is typical hazy teenage fun--until they all squeeze into the back of a cab... Inspired by the real world and real-life experiences of the cast members, SLUT bravely explores the sexual assault and slut-shaming of a 16-year-old girl. Through Joey's story and those of girls in her community, audiences will witness the profound power and damaging impact of slut culture.
SLUT LISTING INFORMATION: The Lynn Redgrave Theater, Fringe Venue #14, 45 Bleecker Street, NYC. 8/19 @ 2pm, 8/21 @ 7:30pm, 8/22 @ 5:30pm (followed by a talkback w/ cast), 8/23 @ 9:30pm, 8/25 @ 4:45pm.
For tickets visit: FringeNYC.org. Script by Katie Cappiello, Directed by Katie Cappiello & Meg McInerney SLUT Development Process: The Arts Effect All-Girl Theater Company, under the leadership of Katie Cappiello &
Meg McInerney (honored by the National Women's Hall of Fame for their work with girls), crafted SLUT over a year's time through a unique combination of debate and discussion, improvisation, reflective writing, and character building around such themes as "slut" and "the sexualization of girls."
Evenstar is an independent film/theater production, founded by Elizabeth Cuthrell and David Urrutia. Projects include: Meek's Cutoff, Jesus' Son, and Shoppers Carried by Escalators into the Flames. www.EvenstarFilms.com