“An insightful look at the sensitive issues of rape and the double standard that celebrates sexual activity by boys but denigrates it for girls.”
—Time Out New York
“Leading the charge to end slut shaming for good.”
“SLUT should be required reading for every educator, parent and young person.”
—Rachel Simmons, author of Odd Girl Out and The Curse of the Good Girl
“If you want to understand what it means to be a girl you must see this play.”
—Leora Tanenbaum, author of I Am Not a Slut: Slut Shaming in the Age of the Internet
Katie Cappiello and Meg McInerney
Katie Cappiello and Meg McInerney are the artistic director and managing director of the revolutionary feminist acting school The Arts Effect. In their ten years of teaching, they have brought theater arts programming to public, private, and special education schools worldwide. They have developed and produced four original plays: Keep Your Eyes Open, Facebook Me, SLUT, and A Day In The Life. Their work has been hailed by Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton, Gloria Steinem, Eve Ensler, Kathy Najimy, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Tina Fey, and Amy Poehler, and has been honored by The National Women’s Hall of Fame and The United States Congress for their dedicated, cutting-edge work empowering girls and young women.
Jennifer Baumgardner is the Executive Director and Publisher of the Feminist Press. She is author of Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future (FSG, 2000), Grassroots (FSG, 2005), Look Both Ways: Bisexual Politics (FSG, 2007), Abortion & Life (Akashic, 2008), and F’ em!: Goo Goo, Gaga, and Some Thoughts on Balls (Seal, 2011). Jennifer is also the creator of the I Had an Abortion project and film as well as the director/producer of It Was Rape (2012). She writes frequently for magazines ranging from Harper’s Bazaar to The Nation, is the co-creator of Feminist Camp and Soapbox Inc. (a feminist speakers’ bureau), and she travels the country talking about activism, feminism, and the experiences that we’re supposed to keep secret.
A community of students throughout the country engaging in activism to end slut shaming and transform rape culture into CARE culture (Communication, Accountability, Respect, and Empathy). Youth leaders of the coalition have also helped develop SLUT: The Play and have contributed writings to SLUT: A Play and Guidebook for Combating Sexism and Sexual Violence. Feminist politics have always flowed from people’s real lives, this project came out of young people telling the truth about what has happened to them.
The Arts Effect
The Arts Effect is an award-winning activist arts program dedicated to the development of youth-driven theatrical projects that explore the challenges facing young people worldwide. Founded in 2007 by Katie Cappiello and Meg McInerney, The Arts Effect has created and produced four critically-acclaimed original plays: Keep Your Eyes Open, FACEBOOK ME, SLUT, and A Day in the Life.
The Feminist Press
The Feminist Press is an independent nonprofit literary publisher that promotes freedom of expression and social justice. FP was founded in 1970, and recent additions to their roster of groundbreaking activist literature include Still Brave: The Evolution of Black Women’s Studies, The Feminist Porn Book, and The Riot Grrrl Collection.
SLUT on Tour
StopSlut is hitting the road!
- Feb 7-8, 2015 The New School, New York, NY
- May 1-3, 2015 MIT, Cambridge, MA
- Fall 2015 Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
- DC dates coming soon
Campus performances include Harvard (Cambridge, MA), University of Montana (Missoula, MT), North Dakota State University (Fargo, ND), Pace University (Pleasantville, NY), Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ), St. Cloud State University (St. Cloud, MN), and Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY).