| Open: 02/09/17 Close: 02/19/17
BLURRED LINES is a newly devised theatre piece that reveals the powerful and insidious role rape culture plays in campus sexual assault and all forms of sexual abuse. While calling for a shift in awareness, Blurred Lines challenges the audience by asking: How do we define consent? No means no. Yes means yes. Silence means…? Who decides? Who do you believe? These questions all too often are dismissed or ignored, made light of and blurred in our culture, in our laws and with each other. BLURRED LINES draws attention to how young women navigate and survive in a world where 1 In 5 college women are raped or sexually assaulted.
Based on researched experiences by the cast, this ensemble theatre performance is written and performed by Girl Be Heard company members Gabriela Carrera, Maria Diez, Allison Lee Flom, Ray Johnson, Jesse Krebs, Me’Khai Lewis, Jewel Phillips, and Lise Wedemeyer. The production will be directed by Girl Be Heard 2010 Alumni Tiff Roma in partnership with Artistic Director Kim Sykes and producer Jessica Greer Morris, with Art Design by Mark Fina, Lighting and Multimedia Design by Jason Fok, Set Design by Rebecca Kleinman, Musical Contribution by Jai “Bush Tea” Raphael and Ray Johnson, Choreography by Ian Fields Stewart, and Costume Design by Laura Wynne. The production will be Stage Managed by Cristin Gordon with Assistant Stage Manager Chiara Johnson.
About the Company: Girl Be Heard
Girl Be Heard develops, amplifies, and celebrates the voices of young women through socially conscious theatre-making. If a girl can change her own life, she can change the lives of girls everywhere. We envision a world in which every girl is valued and encouraged to be a leader and change maker. What began in 2008 with twelve girls is now a renowned theatre company of 170 girls and a global movement that engages audiences at the White House, United Nations, State Department, TED conferences, and in underserved communities locally and globally. Girl Be Heard is uniquely positioned to engage at-risk youth and open up dialogue about social justice issues affecting their communities—from gun violence to sex trafficking. We run both afterschool and weekend education programs in underserved areas of New York City, where all of our girls’ theatrical work is generated. Building self-esteem, growing individual talents (step dancing, singing, rapping, and acting), and empowering girls to become leaders in and advocates for their communities is Girl Be Heard’s unique model. girlbeheard.org