Excerpt of SKIN by Hope Singsen
In SKIN, two things threaten a grad student’s dissertation on Virginia Woolf: her hot new girlfriend and her own dark past.
Frank and funny, this queer love story with music explores some of the ways art helps us heal, tracking a woman’s road back toward intimacy and wholeness after sexual violence. Racing to write herself into a happier future, both work and sex get more inventive as she strives for a love greater than any she’s known before. But after you learn to guard against life, can you open up again?
Created & performed by the founder and artistic director of the #HealMeToo Festival, Hope Singsen. Directed by Jessi D. Hill. Music by Hope Singsen, Bob Parins, Micah Burgess and Dillon Kondor. Yve Carruthers, Stage Manager.
GoodCapp Arts' "Emma's Story" by Katie Cappiello
Content warning: frank descriptions of teen sexuality.
16-year old performer, Lola, of the GoodCapp Arts Ensemble shares “Emma’s Story,” which was developed for and recorded at Equality Now's 2016 “Make Equality Reality” Gala. Lola performed this monologue on Opening Night at the #HealMeToo Festival, as part of our variety show NYC Teens Take the Stage
Excerpt from "Through The I's" by JKO High School's Smash Arts Productions
Content warning: frank description of a rape kit exam.
Recorded during the dress rehearsal and Opening Night performance at #HealMeToo Festival on March 27, 2019 at the IRT Theater. Students from Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School’s Smash Arts Productions performed excerpts of their original movement storytelling and dance work, loosely based on the Brock Turner case and with text from the transcript of survivor Emily Doe's testimony at trial. Lead players: Alba & Cameron. The Emily Doe voiceover is by Leanne. Music: Lady Gaga “Till It Happens To You.” The play was developed under the direction of their teacher Elisa De Gregorio as part of a Roundabout Theatre Company residency with Teaching Artists Jason Jacobs, theater, and Nick Moore, sound design. The dance was created and performed by the Advanced Dance class under the direction of their teacher Abigail Agresta-Stratton. Full cast credits at tinyurl.com/hm2teens
Now That We're Men Trailer 2018
Content warning: explicit language and frank descriptions of teen sexuality.
Excerpts from Katie Cappiello’s Now That We’re Men were performed on the Opening Night of the #HealMeToo Festival. Performers in this behind the scenes video include Alphonso, Caleb, Fred, Jordan, and Rayshawn. GoodCapp Arts Ensemble is founded and directed by playwright Katie Cappiello. We were honored to have their participation in our Teen Talkback after the performances as well.
Maybe Burke multi-media piece: "Do You Want Me To Stop?"
Content warning: sexual assault of a minor
For the Self/Worth Variety Show at the #HealMeToo Festival, Maybe shared their powerful audio piece, “Do You Want Me To Stop?” which curator Hope Singsen set to the video of a live performance of Maybe singing Taylor Mac’s “Fear Itself.” Learn more at tinyurl.com/hm2worth and maybeburke.com
Zainab Mabizari Performs Her Poem, "An Act of Love"
Spoken word poet Zainab Mabizari performed this piece as part of the Self/Worth Variety Show at the #HealMeToo Festival. Learn more at tinyurl.com/hm2worth
Excerpt from "Till Hell Freezes Over" by Tonya Pinkins at the #HealMeToo Festival
This excerpt of a short play by Tonya Pinkins was directed by Lili Stiefel and performed by Annie McGreevey (as Carolyn Donham) & Rachael Holmes (as Emmett Till’s mother, Mamie Till) as part of Truth & Reconciliation of Womyn in the #HealMeToo Festival on April 14, 2019 at the IRT Theater. Learn more at tinyurl.com/hm2trw
Tonya Pinkins WBAI interview with Malika Lee Whitney
A short excerpt from a wonderful conversation between WBAI's "Untitled" host, Malika Lee Whitney, with Tony-winner Tonya Pinkins, the curator and a playwright of Truth & Reconciliation of Womyn, presented at the #HealMeToo Festival. Hear the interview in full at tinyurl.com/hm2news or hear an excerpt of Tonya appearing on the #HealMeToo Podcast, soon to be released, at healmetoopodcast.com
Claire Warden--Intro to Intimacy Direction at #HealMeToo Festival
#HealMeToo Podcast Episode 4 Teaser: Sarah Austin Jenness & Katie Cappiello
Executive Producer of The Moth, Sarah Austin Jenness on Personal Storytelling & Healing
Recorded live at the #HealMeToo Festival on April 11, 2019.
Listen to more excerpts and join our mailing list to get #HealMeToo Podcast Alerts at: healmetoopodcast.com