FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, December 4, 2012
CONTACT: Cristina Williams at RICADV; Phone: (401) 467-9940; Cell: (917) 940-3729
SOAR is a nationally recognized survivor taskforce of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV) and one of only four recent recipients of the highly competitive 2012 Mary Byron Award Celebrating Solutions. This monetary award is given to organizations across the country for their work in implementing solutions that fight domestic violence or serve domestic violence survivors and families.
Behind Closed Doors is one of those groundbreaking solutions.
We invite you to join select cast members for an advance preview of the sold-out play about domestic violence, hope and survival written and performed by survivors
Monday, December 10, 2012 from 2-2:30 p.m.
A special open dress rehearsal for members of the media prior to the play's closed debut
Welcome – Carmen Recalde-Russo, SOAR Coordinator and Behind Closed Doors (BCD) Line Producer, RICADV; and Michael Williams, BCD Director, Trinity Repertory Company
Special Scene Preview with Select Cast Members
Select Cast Interviews
Director Interviews & Staging Footage
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.
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.
SOAR Cast Members (survivors of domestic violence)
Michael Williams, BCD Director, Trinity Repertory Company
Francesca Montanile, BCD Director, Trinity Repertory Company
Carmen Recalde-Russo, SOAR Coordinator and BCD Line Producer, RICADV
Trinity Repertory Company's Dowling Theater (201 Washington St., Providence)
Play preview scene with select cast members; B-roll footage (play staging, direction, etc.); Trinity Repertory Company Dowling Theater interiors
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