Girl Be Heard presents the world premiere of this devised theater piece about the powerful and insidious role rape culture plays in our society. More…
'Blurred Lines' is a performance and a conversation that draws attention to the profound impact of rape culture, and challenges audiences to reflect on the roles we all play in a society that promotes silence and blurs the lines of consent. When did we stop listening to each other? How did self-entitlement and lack of empathy for one another become normal? At what point did it become acceptable—even sexy—to sing about sexual violence, and to laugh at jokes about rape? By taking the shame out of talking about sex and sexual assault, 'Blurred Lines' strives to inspire healing through storytelling and empower a new generation of leaders to end cycles of sexual violence. Every performance is followed by a 20-minute talk back featuring a variety of speakers.
"The stellar production is an exposé of rape culture...The brilliance of 'Blurred Lines' is that it nets this slippery monster and pins it down with irony, satire and ridicule, all the while examining how it parades itself publicly, cloaked in the righteousness of normalcy...It should be seen by everyone; it is that good...'Blurred Lines' is a terrific, maverick production...An amazing, thrilling work. What it says we need to hear and see again and again." Full Review
"As their shows are all written by young female artists mostly in their late teens and early 20s, they tend to be refreshingly honest, unapologetic and totally relatable. 'Blurred Lines' is no exception...They speak for the voiceless, the ones who cannot speak out for fear that their lives will be in jeopardy. Girl Be Heard shows should be required viewing for all school curricula, and that is exactly their mission." Full Review
"A timely discussion of rape culture and sexual assault through a series of vignettes, sometimes dramatic and sometimes comedic...Some scenes in 'Blurred Lines' are stronger than others, but as a whole it sends a vital and powerful message about what it means to be a young woman in today’s world...Each scene is also augmented by well-staged physical comedy. The moments of drama and intense emotion are also delivered and handled well." Full Review
See it if You want to see young women performing their own content about VERY relevant issues to their lives. You care about fighting rape culture.
Don't see it if You dislike an assemblage of different stories/ prefer a linear narrative. Possibly better appreciated by a teenage/young adult audience.
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