Playwrights Nicole Pandolfo and Amy E. Witting will present a reading of their documentary play about acquaintance rape and consent, based on interviews with survivors, detectives, attorneys and others.
This performance will be followed by an expert talkback on prevention, consent, and Restorative Justice, led by Leah Reddy, with Amanda Burden, who oversees prevention educational programming and community outreach at New York City’s Mount Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention (SAVI) Program, and Christina Ortiz, Senior Prevention Coordinator with the NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault.
Content warning: Frank descriptions of assault and injustice.
A BAD NIGHT
By Nicole Pandolfo & Amy E. Witting
Directed by Annika Boras
Aigner Mizzelle: DARIA
Amy E. Witting: JANE
Alice Kremelberg: KATE
Mickey Solis: OREN
Jamie Heinlein: PAM
Gamal ElSawah: ROBERTO
Leah Reddy - Facilitator
Amy E. Witting - Playwright/Rape Survivor/Actor
Nicole Pandolfo - Playwright
Amanda Burden - Outreach & Training Program Supervisor, Mount Sinai Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention (SAVI) Program
Christina Ortiz - Senior Prevention Coordinator, NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault
Experienced volunteers will be available at this event to help survivors connect with support.
Amanda Burden (she/hers) is a passionate New York City-based anti-oppression advocate, power-based personal violence preventionist and community organizer. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan and has served leadership roles at several local and international agencies as a youth educator, peer supervisor, phone crisis counselor, emergency department survivor advocate and technical trainer. In the prevention field, she has been an invited guest lecturer, panelist and moderator at NYC-based higher educational institutions and community based organizations addressing the topics of power-based personal violence, youth mental health first aid and structural oppression in community spaces. Burden currently oversees primary prevention educational programming and community outreach at New York City’s Mount Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention (SAVI) Program (@mountsinaisavi on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook). In her spare time composes and performs music, provides vocals for commercial jingles and writes.