From December 10, 2012 7:00 pm until December 10, 2012 9:00 pm Save to calendar
Monday, December 10, 2012
Doors open: 7:00 p.m.
Performance: 7:30 p.m.
Trinity Repertory Company
201 Washingston Street
Admission: The play is sold out and online registration is closed. Ticketholders - This is a pay-what-you-can performance. If you have not already done so, you may make a donation at the door.
The original performance of Behind Closed Doors was postponed because of Hurricane Sandy. All tickets to the sold-out October 29 performance will be honored.
URI's Women's Center Peer Advocates and Zeta Tau Alpha host special preview performance of Behind Closed Doors
To help raise awareness for dating violence on campus, the URI Women's Center Peer Advocates and the sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha are hosting a special preview performance of the Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships (SOAR) groundbreaking play, Behind Closed Doors for the URI community on December 7, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in Edwards Auditorium. [Details]
Behind Closed Doors is an original play written and performed by 15 survivors of domestic violence from SOAR. This performance is a true account of their experiences with domestic violence, hope and survival, and seeks to draw you into their lives to dispel the stigmas of this often misunderstood abuse. The script was crafted by Trinity Repertory Company teaching artists Michael Williams and Francesca Montanile, who mentored the SOAR members in cultivating their performances. The play was developed over ten 90-minute sessions in which the survivors journaled, wrote poetry and told stories that were weaved into a play composed completely of their own words. The women speak both their own words and the words of their fellow survivors. All proceeds from Behind Closed Doors benefit SOAR/RICADV in raising awareness to end domestic violence. Donations can be made anytime by visiting www.RICADV.org.
FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY
(Those under 18 should be accompanied by an adult; not recommended for 16 and under.)
SOAR's mission is to promote, advocate and work towards the elimination of domestic violence and to embody and give visibility to the voices of abused women.
SOAR is the only group in Rhode Island specifically working on systems change that entirely consists of domestic violence survivors, and is a leader among similar groups in the nation.