slut shaming

SLUT SHAMING

A Time Travel Rape Adventure

(3F, including doubling) | 50 minutes

Slut Shaming was originally developed in 2013 for NYC's The Culture Project, an excerpt from SLUT SHAMING  premiered at the Women's Center Stage Festival Director's Weekend, July 13-14, 2013.

It was directed by Bridget Leak

featuring Nell Natkanski and Amber Quick.

Lauren Lucas, time traveler, views her attack, the trial, the aftermath, her life-at-large simultaneously. She sees the woman she will become, the undamaged girl she once was, she learns how far into the future this event will consume her. And then she wakes up in the present, in high school, and she knows the struggles that lay waiting.

 Slut Shaming is a Time-Travel Rape Adventure that explores how teenage sexual assault is aggravated by small town communities. It offers few solutions but exposes a culture where anonymity hurts, where aggressors number in the thousands, where advocates are in short supply. It asks the question: What role does a community play in a single violent act? When are we the aggressor and how do we affect the healing process? 


 The answer isn’t simple. And it changes with time.

Press

“Slut Shaming is a vivdly poetic script...”

”Well worth viewing...”

“Hurl yourself into the stream of the script’s consciousness and you may just find this an experience as enlightening as it is harrowing.”
— David Lyman, Cincinnati Enquirer, May 30, 2014
“It is dizzying at times, truly fine...”

”Trust me, it works.”

”Ultimately, Slut Shaming reminds us of the power of forcing labels on people to whom absolute labels only rarely apply and of how the truth of a person — of their history and their character — can almost never be found in absolutes.”
— Ed Cohen, City Beat *Critic's Pick, May 29, 2014
“It’s a whirlwind of a script, as Trey Tatum and his trademark lyrical and confrontational command of language flows, drips, and sometimes spits from the mouths of these three women. It’s a remarkable experience.”

” ... a brilliant examination of a subject not talked about enough. “

”It was truly a remarkable night of theatre. And social consciousness. Which is sometimes the best partnership.”
— Kirk Sheppard, The Sappy Critic, Aug 25, 2016
“Tatum’s writing is tight and crisp, with only dashes of humor to leaven the intensity.”

”As the brisk show reaches its apex, Slut Shaming delivers its most powerful message—that women have the power to control their own narratives.”
— Matt Peiken, WCPO Cincinnati, May 29, 2014
It’s sci-fi with heart (and even a few laughs). I think I loved it.”
— Kirk Sheppard, The Sappy Critic, May 29, 2014

Production History

 

An expanded version of SLUT SHAMING premiered August 24 – 28, 2016 at Xavier University (Stephen Skiles, Director of Theatre) in Cincinnati, Ohio. The production was directed by Bridget Leak and featured Cassie Delicath, Katie Mitchell and Hannah Sheppard.

 

 

SLUT SHAMING was presented May 28 - June 1, 2014 as a part of Know Theatre's CincyFringe. The production was directed by Bridget Leak and featured Chelsea D. Harrison, Shayna Schmidt & Britian Seibert.

Slut Shaming - Cincy Fringe
Women Center Stage
 

An earlier version of SLUT SHAMING was developed and presented July 13 & 14, 2013 thru the generous support of Women Center Stage Festival, a presentation of NYC's The Culture Project. The production was directed by Bridget Leak and featured Nell Natkanski & Amber Quick.