The BROOKLYN CONference
THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM, 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY
- Friday October 20 @ 6:00pm (featured speaker, in conversation with House of Cards creator Beau Willimon, excerpts from SLUT & Now That We're Men)
Saturday October 20, 1:30-4:30pm, STAGE CHANGE: The Fusion of Theater Arts and Activism, FREE THEATER WORKSHOP, Ages 14-19. REGISTER TODAY by emailing BrooklynConference@BrooklynMuseum.org.
Storytelling is a powerful form of activism. This 3-hour workshop will guide teens in the creation of theater for social justice. Through acting exercises, group discussion and creative writing, participants will collaborate to devise original performance pieces that shed light on the challenges they and their peers face locally, nationally, even worldwide.
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. w/ Katie Cappiello, Charlotte Arnoux and Marquis Rodriguez
Official Selection of the First Annual International Fridge Festival
IRT THEATER, 154 Christopher Street, New York, NY
- Saturday September 2 @ 7pm
- Tuesday September 5 @ 9pm
- Friday September 8 @ 7pm
- Sunday September 10 @ 9pm
Jesus first. Others second. You last. In a rundown farmhouse in an isolated Christian community in upstate New York, adopted sisters Joanie and Jessa Wade go to desperate lengths to please their God, their mother and their bodies. Can their faith and purity be preserved when puberty takes hold and the girls begin journeys of self-discovery?
Featuring: Mirabella Raschke-Robinson, Rebecca Renner, Kea Trevett, Mike Turner
$18 (9pm shows are FREE with the donation of canned goods. Enter FILLOURFRIDGE at checkout! Just make sure to bring a non-perishable item with you to the performance. All donations benefit CITY HARVEST.)
PROSKAUER, Eleven Times Square (41st Street and 8th Avenue), New York, NY
- Tuesday March 14 @ 6:30pm
18 didn't green light the sale of her body. 18 didn't make this about "choice." 18 didn't mean fighting alone.
Inspired by the real experiences of survivors, After Eighteen gives us a glimpse into the lives of 5 women impacted by the commercial sex trade. Diverse in background and history, these women are linked by their will to regain freedom and their quest for justice.
SLUT & NOW THAT WE'RE MEN: The IMPACT Performances
LATEA THEATRE, 107 Suffolk Street, New York, NY
- Thursday January 26 @ 7pm – SLUT
- Friday January 27 @ 7pm – NOW THAT WE'RE MEN
- Saturday January 28 @ 1:00pm & 6:30pm – DOUBLE-HEADERS
"We were too young to vote– but we're not too young to make an impact. Our goal with these performances is to raise awareness and funds in support of our peers who are now in danger of losing access to health care, counseling, and a range of other services under the new administration. We are determined to use our art to rise-up, resist and create safe spaces for conversation."
THIS IS A BENEFIT PERFORMANCE SERIES. All proceeds support: PLANNED PARENTHOOD, THE SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER, ACLU
**If you can't join us, but would still like to support please contact Alessandra Clark at Alessandra@bernsteinnyc.com to arrange a donation or to gift tickets to students.**
Now That We're MEn
Maroney Theater at St. Francis, 180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY
- Thursday 10/20 @ 7pm
- Saturday 10/22 @ 7pm
- Thursday 10/27 @ 7pm
- Saturday 10/29 @ 7pm
This 60 minute performance is followed by a 30 minute talkback with creator & cast.
FRESH TALK: Righting the Balance—How can the arts advance body politics?
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC.
- Sunday November 13, 4:30-8pm
The conversation explores howartists—particularly those working in performance art, film, and theater—address issues of discrimination, sexism, andsexual violence to effect change.
JOINING THE CONVERSATION:
- Katie Cappiello, writer and director, SLUT: The Play and Now That We’re Men
- Aishah Shahidah Simmons, creator of the award-winning feature length film NO! The Rape Documentary (2006)
- Emma Sulkowicz, artist/activist, recipient of National Organization for Women’s 2016 Woman of Courage Award
- Moderated by: Tanya Selvaratnam, Emmy-nominated and Webby-winning producer, and author of The Big Lie.