February 9 – 19, 2017
The award-winning ensemble Girl Be Heard (girlbeheard.org), a nonprofit theatre company that amplifies the stories of young women, is pleased to present the World Premiere of BLURRED LINES, a revolutionary new show about the normalization of rape culture in contemporary society at HERE (145 6th Avenue, one block south of Spring St., enter on Dominick St.) February 9-19. Each show will have a talkback directly following the performance hosted by a special guest. Ticket information is available at here.org or by calling 212-352-3101. Running time is 60 minutes with no intermission, plus a 20-minute post-show talkback. This production is a part of [email protected]: a curated rental program, which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical support.
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.