SLUT: The Play

Newark teens star in groundbreaking drama at NJPAC.

 

SLUT: The Play, Katie Cappiello’s acclaimed drama about sexual assault, bullying and rape culture, will receive a new production focused on young women of color as part of a series of performances at NJPAC. The uncensored work represents a collaboration of the Arts Center with the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, the Mental Health Association of Essex County and Newark Public Schools.

 

More than 1,500 Newark high school students will attend performances in Victoria Theater (April 25-27) and participate in an audience talkback about issues of sexuality and slut-shaming. Tickets to a presentation open to the public, on April 27 at 7pm, may be purchased here.

 

The young cast is composed of Newark high school students from 15 to 18 years old and one adult actress from Newark. Dialogues that conclude each performance allow students to interact with a panel that includes the cast, the director and counselors from the Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris.

 

Here Roneasha Bell, a parent of a Newark Public Schools student, explains why she thinks it’s important that students’ voices be heard:

April 11, 2018

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