SLUT (the play) comes to town

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Powerful dialogue and a thought-provoking plot may bring the shock of what life can be like for teenagers or sexual assault victims in SLUT the play.

The performance is being brought to the public by The Pictou County Women’s Resource and Sexual Assault Centre and the Pictou County women who are in the play to show the difficulties and realities  some people face due to sexual assault.

The play itself – intended to be as real as possible – contains a fair amount of crude language and adult themes that not everyone may agree with, noted those from the PCWRSAC about the nature of the play itself. The performance was originally written by Katie Cappiello and debuted on Broadway.

Director Dawn Peters urges the community to “come and see this important discussion piece which will encourage after-show dialogue about sexual violence.  The play was created to address this issue with young people through creative expression. In the play, 11 young women are faced with reality when something unforgettable happens.”

For those who are going to see the performance, there will be therapeutic volunteers to provide support for those who  might need it.

After the performance, there will be an audience engagement session where a conversation about sexual violence will take place.

For those in the play, it is about more than just being in a theatre performance, it is about creating change in the subject area.

“I can see this happening, and I’ve heard of things like this happening,” said Deanna Mann, who is one of the main characters in the play.

“I hope it kind of gets (the audience) thinking about where they hear this kind of degrading talk about women.”

The play will be taking place at North Nova Education Centre on December 6 at 7 p.m. with free admission.


Part of the cast of SLUT the play pose, in character, to debut the show that will have free admission on December 6 at North Nova Education Centre. Back left, Emma Diamond, Jillian Hennick, Amanda Jess. Front left, Devon Green, Cassandra Munroe, Deanna Mann and Hanna Conrod.

(Brimicombe photo)

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