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Coming Soon: The Scarlet S

1417625_1006891966007361_6603795105309338084_oFree Street is thrilled to welcome The Scarlet S as part of our In/House Artist-in-Residence  series.

The Scarlet “S” is an original, ensemble-devised play and extended community project that uses theatre to address the prevalence of sexual violence in our society, and to eliminate notions that this violence is an acceptable or “normal” part of sex, youth culture, or our lives. The story is familiar: it’s an epidemic spread across college campuses, news outlets, and Facebook feeds. 

As artists and activists, we aim to support the survivors of assault, examine the larger culture that perpetuates violence, and increase empathy in our community for all men and women adversely impacted by systems of silence and shame.

ABOUT THE PLAY
Conceived in 2014 by theatre artist and sexuality educator Alyssa Vera Ramos (TSS director) and mental health professional Cathy Muskett (TSS head writer), The Scarlet “S” project investigates the harmful “rules” at play in society around gender, consent and accountability, all of which inevitably enforce a culture that condones sexual violence, in which many are more likely to blame and shame a survivor than to offer a hand or voice in support.
The Scarlet “S” Project is produced in association with Acorn Button Productions, April 30th-May 23rd.
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