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4thU Artivists Announce Fall 2017 Production

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4thU Artivists Announce Fall 2017 Production

4thU Artivists, a NYC-based creative nonprofit, announces their Fall 2017 performance, Writing on the Wall, which will raise funding and awareness to help end violence against women and girls. To date, they have raised over $110,000 for numerous organizations. This year, 4thU Artivists is working with organizations that focus on ending and preventing violence against youth and young adults. Proceeds from the fall performance will benefit Day One and One Billion Rising.

Sexual assault on college campuses is a growing issue - in 2016 23.1% of female and 5.4% of male undergraduate students experiencing an assault of some kind, according to the Rape and Incest National Network (RAINN). Writing on the Wall, based on true events, deals with the issue of sexual assault on college campuses. When students at a prestigious university claim to have been sexually assaulted by some of their classmates, they write the perpetrators names on the wall of the college library's restroom, where the words begin to glow from their anger and power.

"Writing on the Wall emphasizes the need to shed light on the issue of under-reported rape on campus," said Erin Bigelow, Creative Director of 4thU Artivists. "At 4thU Artivists, we work to end violence against women and girls, making us proud to be able to promote the need for more discussion about consent vs. non-consent. We hope this production will encourage schools to take more of an active role in educating young adults and eventually decrease the number of rape incidents on campus."

The staged reading of the play is presented amid today's climate of increasingly frequent sexual assaults on college campuses and mounting challenges to Title IX. Each performance will be followed by a talk-back session exploring the multiple issues raised in this important and timely piece.

"It is my hope that viewers of this play will engage in a discourse about themes of consent, power, deception, the value of truth and the protection of institutional legacy at the expense of personal liberty" said Charles Nuckolls, Playwright and Director of Writing on the Wall. "Unfortunately, these are issues that prove to be everlasting societal concerns."

Tickets sales begin on September 12th. Performances will run from Friday, October 13th - Saturday, October 14th at 7:00pm each evening. All shows will be held at the Fourth Universalist Society of New York City, at 160 Central Park West.

About 4thU Artivists: Activism through the Arts
4thU Artivists is a community of performers, creatives, healers, and communication professionals who volunteer their time in order to save lives. Their mission is to raise awareness and funds to end violence against women and girls globally and locally through creative projects (theater and dance productions, concerts, and art shows) presented under the auspices of the Fourth Universalist Society, a 501(c)(3) Unitarian-Universalist (UU) congregation in New York City. Donations can be made at https://4thuartivists.com/donate/.

To learn more about the organization's mission, leadership, past productions, and more, visit https://4thuartivists.com/. You can also follow 4thUArtivists on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.


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