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Slut: the Play - Halifax Remount

LunaSea Theatre Company presents the return of our successful production of Slut!

LunaSea presents:
SLUT
By Katie Cappiello
Developed in collaboration with The Arts Effect All-Girl Theater Co.
Directed by Ryanne Chisholm*
Production Managers: Sylvia Bell and Christine Oakey
Projections/Photo & Video Design: Julie Guy

With a cast of 11 young women: 
Jessica Barry, Kelin Boyd, Ursula Calder, Kayla Gunn, Rachel Hastings, Lilly Kirk, Koumbie, Lara Lewis, Kiana MacDonnell, Gina Thornhill
- and featuring Ailsa Galbreath* as Joey Del Marco

*Appears courtesy of Canadian Actor's Equity Association

- DRAMAFEST PRESENTS; a special public performance! May 11 - 7:30
Bella Rose Arts Centre
Entrance By Donation

- Eastern Front Theatre Stages Festival: May 28 2pm & 8pm
Neptune Theatre Scotiabank Stage
Tickets and Festival Passes can be purchased at the Neptune Theatre Box Office, online or in person.
1593 Argyle Street - Telephone: (902) 429-7070

SYNOPSIS:
On a cold night in January, 16-year-old JOEY DEL MARCO, rushes home from dance team practice to get ready for Connor
Hershall’s party. She decides to meet up with her long time friends Luke Freidman, George Wright, and Tim Delany for a little “pre-gaming” before heading uptown. She has a drink – in fact Joey and the guys down an entire bottle of Absolut. They dance. They hang out. They have fun. And then they squeeze into the back of a cab...

45 minutes later, Joey’s best friend JANE finds Joey locked in the bathroom at the party. She’s on the floor, covered in her own vomit, with her underwear in her hand. 

Within days, The School community is turned upside down. Luke, George, and Tim have been arrested and put on academic probation, and Joey’s yet to show up for classes. Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, are flooded with photos and posts detailing what (or who) went down in that taxi. Homes and hallways are thick with rumour, gossip, and blame: She wanted it. Did she say “No?” She was drunk and out of control. She deserved it – did you see what she was wearing!? The guys wouldn’t need to force her! Why did she have condoms in her bag? She gave them all blow-jobs. Why didn’t she stop the cab? She prides herself on being a slut. 

In a culture where silence, judgement, and over-sexualisation allow sexual violence to
thrive, will Joey find support and justice? When past choices and actions come back to haunt her – will her voice be heard? How will one night in a cab shape the sexual lives of Joey and the students at Elliot?

Across the country, in middle schools, high schools, and on college
campuses, “slut” is a word to live or die by. It’s simultaneously a badge of honor and the scarlet letter – and young women everywhere struggle to walk the line.

PRAISE FOR SLUT:

“SLUT is TRUTHFUL, raw and IMMEDIATE!!!” – Gloria Steinem

"Today, I was honoured to take my class to see the first performance of this show. SLUT is one of the most important pieces of theatre I have ever seen in this town. The show is
brilliantly directed and every single one of its cast members brings every inch of their heart and soul to the portrayal of this story. It is such an honour to have warrior women like them creating a space for these stories to be told so that audiences can learn, share, and walk away living differently. Please do yourself the favour of going to see this sensational show, while supporting these performers in the important work they are doing."
-Jenn Laudadio, a teacher at John Hugh Gillis Regional High School, Antigonish, NS

"My recent experience seeing the production SLUT was life-changing. The girls stood before me, wearing proudly their beliefs and their courage to take a stand for others. They did not fear judgment. I experienced their activism through their presence. Their stories and their words enriched my experience. Their immense strength and devoted commitment inspired me. They showed me the importance of finding one’s voice for promoting change."
-Giulia Prete, a student at Elizabeth Irwin High School in NYC.

LunaSea’s Mandate and Slut: The Play:
LunaSea’s goal of creating work that is passionate, intellectually and spiritually stimulating, as well as focusing on the under told stories of women, are all addressed by producing Katie Cappiello’s powerfully written play. SLUT challenges the status quo by giving a voice to young women about their experiences, and by using natural language and slang that young people actually use in everyday speech, the material is both challenging and eyeopening for older generations to behold. This is a voice we have rarely heard on stages across North America, and by giving voice to these issues we are providing an alternative viewpoint to the status quo.
LunaSea creates art in Kji’puktuk, part of unceded Mi’kmaw territory. 

INFO, PRESS & BOOKINGS, contact: theplayslut@gmail.com

Earlier Event: May 2
Strings in Spring Concert Gala
Later Event: May 14
McKenna's Driving Class