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#MeToo Theatre Women Share Their Stories
March 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm| Free
In recognition of Women’s History Month, Yvette Heyliger (Twinbiz) has teamed up with Dominique Sharpton-Bright (National Action Network) to present #MeToo Theatre Women Share Their Stories, readings of tweets, monologues, music and scenes on the subject of sexual assault or sexual misconduct within the theatre industry.
The readings will be followed by a brief talk back, and a session on preventative action steps that can be taken in the artistic workplace led by Akia Squitieri of Creating Safe Spaces.
The event will be held on Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm at National Action Network’s House of Justice, 106 West 145th Street, New York, NY 10039. It is free and open to the public and is wheelchair accessible. Take the M7 bus or the #3 subway train (sit in one of the first five cars) to 145th Street and Lenox Avenue. #MeTooTheatreWomen
Some notable stories include those of Tedx’s Amy Oestreicher; (James Toback victims) Karen Sklaire Watson, Shani Harris, and Selma Blair (one of the “Silence Breakers” and Time magazine’s People of the Year). Rounding out the writers sharing their stories are: Raquel Almazan, Anonymous, Nora Cole, Farzana Moon, Emma Goldman-Sherman, Yvette Heyliger, Prudence Wright Holmes, Coni Koepfinger, Martha Patterson, Jane Schlapkohl, Susan Shaffer, and songwriter Germaine Shames.