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Writing On The Wall!

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A benefit in support of ending violence against women and girls,
Written and directed by Charles Nuckolls

Writing On The Wall is presented amid today’s climate of increasingly frequent sexual assaults on college campuses and mounting challenges to Title IX.  Each performance will be followed by a talk-back session exploring the multiple issues raised in this important and timely piece.

 

Based on true events, Writing on the Wall tells the shattering story of coeds at a prestigious college who claim to have been sexually assaulted.  They declare the names of the perpetrators by writing them on the library restroom wall; their words glowing with fury.

The shaken Dean of Students scrambles to manage a growing crisis.
The bloodhound of a newspaper reporter smells a big story.
The college paper’s obsessive editor opens doors that may never close again.
The Chancellor remains calm, steadfast in the belief that his domain is unassailable.

When weapons of deceit and deception are wielded, they bring long held agonizing secrets bubbling to the surface.

Net proceeds of this staged reading supported the work of Day One and One Billion Rising.  A semifinalists for the 2017 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Award, Day One partners with youth to end dating abuse and domestic violence.  One Billion Rising is the world’s largest international campaign to end violence against women and girls.  It was founded by Eve Ensler, our original collaborator.

Charles Nuckolls (Playwright/Director) is an award-winning writer, director, and producer who has worked in theater, film, and television, with projects having been presented at festivals both here and abroad.

Starring Martin Barabas, Crawford M. Collins, Bob Jaffee, James Nugent, Jessica O’Hara-Baker, George Olesky, and Melissa Roth**

The Panels: Each performance was followed by a talk-back session with a panel of experts. On Friday, our panel was moderated by writer Corinne Kai, who has been published in Teen Vogue and GO Magazine, and works closely with organizations helping women including RAINN. She spoke with Johanna Burgos, Youth Education Coordinator at our partner organization Day One. Saturday’s panel was moderated by author and reproductive rights activist Danielle Campoamor, an editor at Romper and a contributor to Bustle. Her fellow panelists included Katie Murrell, currently working toward a Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling; and Anne McClintock, a Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at Princeton University, who has received a MacArthur Foundational Fellowship to study sex trafficking.  Writer/Director Charles Nuckolls will participate in the discussion on both evenings.

** The Actors appeared courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

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