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#HealMeToo Festival: Final Weekend!
Join us for powerful, provocative, positive experiences to inspire and delight you. Advance tix are $20.
friday april 12 at 7pm
SKIN–by Fest Founder Hope Singsen, directed by Jessi D. Hill —Followed by Art Therapy Talkback
“Amazing show… Fabulous evening.” —Tony-winner Tonya Pinkins
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 and more inventive. 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?
"INCREDIBLE… A TOUR DE FORCE.”—Audience member
"SUCH A POWERFUL EXPLORATION OF SELF, TOUCH, TIME, AND HEALING. IT TOOK MY BREATH AWAY.”—Audience member
saturday 4/13 7pm
Gutless & Grateful: The Deliciously Inspiring One-Woman Musical—by Amy Oestreicher
Don’t miss this extraordinary and family-friendly comedic journey of hope, resilience and gratitude, with original music by Oestreicher, Kathie Lee Gifford and David Friedman, Sondheim, Cy Coleman, Ricky Ian Gordon, and others.
The week before her senior prom and Amy had only just acknowledged that she’d experienced sexual abuse by a trusted mentor. That’s when she abruptly developed a blood clot that caused her stomach to explode, collapsing both her lungs. She nearly died.
Upon waking from a coma several months later, Amy no longer had a stomach. After 27 surgeries and years unable to drink a drop of fluid, Amy discovered that you never know what you’re capable of until you’re tested, and that the gifts of a “detour” can be beautifully rewarding. Her story shows just how much the human spirit can heal through “gutsiness,” gratitude, and an overabundance of humor.
sun 4/14 3pm
Self / Worth: a Variety Show
A full-length show of beautiful and uplifting multi-disciplinary dance, puppetry, stories and songs. These playful and powerful works grapple with intimate partner violence as well as undocumented or marginalized status. They celebrate queer resilience and breaking the cycles of trauma. Throughout, they explore the many roads to healing after coercion, harassment and assault.
Content Warning: Brief descriptions of intimate partner violence, coercion, and sex work.