Staging SLUT: the Play in Missoula, MT, was an amazing experience.  Missoula has been under intense media attention for the past three years around the issue of sexual assault.  This play helped us reach a new audience in our prevention efforts, and the media coverage expanded discussions about the issues of slut-shaming and victim-blaming in our community.  Helping produce SLUT was one of the highlights of my work in violence prevention. – Elizabeth Hubble, Director of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, The University of Montana Missoula

The performance and the workshop had an immediate and powerful impact on Moorhead High School. I have witnessed, first-hand, girls reframing comments that were once wrapped in slut shaming. I have watched young men call out the double-standard of male and female sexuality, and I’ve seen MHS become a safer place for girls because of the vital conversations SLUT opened up. I watched 150+ kids walk off the dance floor at Prom when “Blurred Lines” played (a song that encourages stalking and sexual abuse of young girls). The performance was a highlight of my year. I am committed to extending the conversation and to continuing the mission in our little corner of the universe. – Rebecca Meyer-Larson, Teacher, Moorhead High School, Moorhead, MN

“I thoroughly enjoyed the play. It made me feel uncomfortable, but in a good way. My younger sister is getting to be about the age where those situations will soon become relevant to her and I’m much better equipped to tackle that situation.  I also feel much for prepared to support my peers here at school.  It made me think more than I ever thought it would. “ – Mason G., Sigma Nu Fraternity President

“To be completely honest I have not stopped thinking about every single character and every moment of that play. It touched a part of me that I didn’t think I had. The story had me speechless. The characters were amazing! I’m never going to get over how brilliantly this was done! I feel like people should be watching this! The issues are so relevant in today’s society!”  Angela S., ‘SLUT: The Play’ Sydney, Australia teen audience member

“I was the director for Slut The Play at Pace University and I can say the experience was one I will never forget. The impact it had on my campus is one I still see months after our production. People have become more aware of what they say, how their words and actions perpetuate rape culture; they have become more open and supporting to victims of sexual assault and know that coming forward and speaking up is a challenge in today’s social and legal climate. My cast and crew are still meeting to talk about the play and how slut shaming and rape culture impacts all of us. It is an experience that I want every other person, school, and society to have, for it has truly changed my life and Pace forever.” – Megan Brown, Student director of SLUT: The Play @ Pace University, Class of 2018

“That performance was serious! The conversation needs to be had and those young women did an excellent job of acting.  I almost forgot that it was a play at some points.  This is coming from a person who spends at least 70% of her day listening to teenagers process their experiences out loud.  I have high hopes for getting this conversation going early enough to matter for girls and boys in the city of Cambridge.”  – Tracy Lee, Cambridge Police Department 

“Thank YOU all so much for the amazing opportunity for my students.  It was such a valuable experience, and certainly opened the door for stronger dialogue amongst my students.”  – Sarah Forman, Theater Program Director, Wheaton High School, MD

“I saw SLUT: The Play last night at the Warner Theater and was honestly blown away. I love theater and was so impressed with the production but also wanted to say that, the characters and actresses actually helped to show me that I wasn’t alone which has never happened before.” – Maaike, 15, high school student from Washington, DC.

“SLUT brings us directly in to the heart of one girl’s decision to come forward seeking a legal solution to the harm she faced.  Her story, combined with the story of a second girl who stays silent, together movingly expose the painful reality of our legal system’s failures and the vital need for social change and reform to prevent sexual assault.”  – Julie F. Kay, Women’s rights attorney