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New Play NOW THAT WE'RE MEN Headed to Dixon Place

New Play NOW THAT WE'RE MEN Headed to Dixon Place

The Feminist Press is proud to present NOW THAT WE'RE MEN, a new play about boys and rape culture, written by Katie Cappiello, the critically acclaimed creator of SLUT: The Play (Feminist Press, 2015).

SLUT, developed in collaboration with NYC high school students, power- fully explores the sexual assault of one teenage girl-which tears apart her community after she presses charges-and frames the widespread scapegoating of girls and their sexuality. SLUT has toured the country since its debut in 2013, playing to sold-out crowds in more than two dozen locales.

"Since the debut of SLUT, I've had the opportunity to engage in open con- versation with young men in cities throughout the US," says Cappiello, "and no matter where I travel, it's clear boys, too, are battling with rape culture, and struggling to live up to impossible standards of masculinity, and are deeply confused about sex and consent-just like girls."

NOW THAT WE'RE MEN was developed in collaboration with its teenage cast and is an urgent, insightful piece of theater that brings to light how sexist culture harms all young people.

"Feminists can't address rape culture unless we are willing to understand the lives of boys and young men, which is why this play is so revelatory and so needed," says Feminist Press Executive Director Jennifer Baumgardner. "Male supremacy oppresses men in ways that are crucial to understand-these young male actors can help us understand why rape continues to be so prevalent and the role that social media and technology play in their burgeoning sexuality."

NOW THAT WE'RE MEN will be performed at Dixon Place on June 3 at 7pm followed by a talk-back with the cast. And on June 4 at 6:30pm, join the Feminist Press for "Feminism in Two Acts"-a special double feature of NOW THAT WE'RE MEN and SLUT.

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