Saturday, March 5, 2016
Tommy’s Place, Ronald Tutor Campus Center
University Park Campus
Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP beginning Wednesday, February 10, at 9 a.m.
Poignant, hilarious, and electrifying, Dirty Talk speaks to the sexual-assault storm roiling college campuses. Composed of real-life interviews with students, professors, advocates, and activists, this theatrical docudrama about gender and sexual intrusion—from catcalls on city streets to on-campus assaults—will educate, illuminate, foster discussion, and offer empowering solutions to combat this crisis.
With multiple, often contrasting points of view represented by diverse characters—among them a survivor of rape, a former frat boy, a male radical feminist, and a therapist—Dirty Talk raises provocative questions about the complexity of the human condition and the power of the human spirit.
Dirty Talk was written and directed by Shaheen Vaaz and will be performed by World Kin Ensemble, a theatre company committed to challenging conceptions of gender and power. The performance will be followed by a discussion with USC psychology professor Darby Saxbe, USC alumna Alexa Schwartz, and the cast and creator of the show.
Organized by Luis Alfaro (Dramatic Arts).
Photos: Martin Ranger