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THOT on the Playground: The Real Stories of Middle School Girls

Directed by Charlotte Arnoux and written by the 11-13 year-old members of The Arts Effect All-Girl Jr. Theater Company, THOT on the Playground explores dress code dilemas, truth or dare, rape jokes at the lunch table, and the 12-year-old THOT Patrol–  and dares to ask, “Why is growing breasts slutty?!” 40 minute performance followed by a 30 minute talkback with the actors and Katie Cappiello and Meg McInerney, founding directors of The Arts Effect and creators of SLUT: The Play.

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Now That We’re Men

Written and directed by Katie Cappiello, in collaboration with NYC & NJ high school students, Now That We’re Men explores sex, friendship, hook-up culture, porn, masculinity and growing up “guy” in today’s culture. Featuring the 14-18 year-old boys of The Arts Effect. 40 minute performance, followed by a 30 minute talkback with the actors and Katie Cappiello.

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SLUT: The Play NYC

SLUT: The Play is back for its longest run in NYC! Come check out our powerhouse new cast and hang out after the performance for a Talkback and Q&A with The Arts Effect All-Girl Theater Company members, writer and director Katie Cappiello, and director Meg McInerney.

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Past Events

SLUT: The Play Sydney, Australia

Directed by Maeliosa Stafford
An Actors College of Theatre and Television production.
The play is called Slut and it deals with the issue and the question at the same time. What is a Slut….why are young teenage girls Slutted. Why when a girl calls Rape… they question her veracity….she becomes a Slut in the eyes of her family, friends and community. Why are boys never sluts? Boys are expected to behave like boys…..Girls are expected to comply. The play opens up a pandoras box on the subject of teenage sexuality and how the rules apply differently to both sexes.

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SLUT: The Play Missoula

Missoula, MT UM Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies (WGSS) Program and UM Student Advocacy Resource Council (SARC) present SLUT The Play, a one-act play written by playwright and activist Katie Cappiello and developed at The Arts Effect NYC, and innovative theatre arts school for teens in New York City. The Missoula production is directed by UM graduate Hillary Sea Bard, and is cast entirely with teen actors from local Missoula high schools.

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SLUT: The Play DC

Join Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, The Arts Effect, and the Feminist Press for a historic theatrical event.   On May 19th, critically-acclaimed SLUT: THE PLAY will have its DC premiere at The Warner Theatre. SLUT follows the journey of 16-year-old Joey Del Marco, who is raped by three of her friends during a night out in NYC. Through Joey’s story […]

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SLUT: The Play Boston

Friday, May 1, 2015 — 8:00 PM
The Wong Auditorium @ MIT

Saturday, May 2, 2015 — 8:00 PM
The Wong Auditorium @ MIT

Sunday, May 3, 2015 — 12:00 PM*
The Kresge Auditorium @ MIT

*We can accommodate school groups! Please get in touch with  to coordinate.

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