Already closed | 1h 10m | Lower E Side

Slut: The Play

From 3 member  reviews
Members say: Thought-provoking, Funny, Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy

About the show

The Arts Effect presents the journey of Joey Del Marco, a 16- year-old girl who is raped by three friends during a night out. More…

On a cold night in January, Joey rushes home from dance team practice get ready for a party. She decides to meet up with her longtime friends for a little “pre-gaming” before heading uptown. She has a drink– in fact Joey and the guys down an entire bottle of Absolut. 45 minutes later, Joey’s best friend finds Joey locked in the bathroom at the party. She’s on the floor, covered in her own vomit, with her ripped underwear in her hand. In a culture where silence, shame, and hyper-sexualization 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?

1h 10m | Already closed | Dixon Place (Lower E Side)

Member Reviews (3)

MEMBERS SAY:

Thought-provoking, Funny, Absorbing, Ambitious, Edgy
84
Avg Score

70
Ambitious, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if You'd like to experience a piece about rape culture- along with the struggles of bringing rapists to justice.

Don't see it if You prefer a more traditional form of story-telling. You never see the characters speak to each other "directly" which is a hit or miss.

95
Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Thought-provoking

See it if You are not a prude and are hoping to experience something new and exciting. I loved the way the characters used discarded items

Don't see it if You are a prude or hypersensitive to the word slut

100
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Delightful

See it if You love improvisational comedy

Don't see it if You do not enjoy British humour


February 8th, 2016
"The dialogue is realistic and fair to all the characters—those who support her and those who turn against her. Because the show is performed by teenagers (all giving impressive performances), it not only makes it more believable, but harder to watch...It's important for young women to see this p...
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February 16th, 2016
"First and foremost, this is a piece that is meant to inform and educate. But when you get to the nitty gritty, there are some theatrical issues...With such a difficult story to share, it requires the actors to tap into a scary and vulnerable world. Using an ensemble completely comprised of young...
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February 1st, 2016
"This production is the epitome of what socially-focused theatre can and should be. It tackles a heavy topic with forthright honesty, multiple perspectives, and courage. Sharply directed, with simple staging that bolsters the strength of the production, 'Slut' drives home its message without bein...
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August 23rd, 2013
for a previous production "Katie Cappiello’s powerhouse script examines the double standard that celebrates sexual activity by boys but denigrates it for girls...The girls’ realistic dialogue makes the audience feel as though it were sitting in the gym locker room, overhearing painfully intimate conversations...Compelling...
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