V-Day is thrilled to be hosting a talkback series after select performances of Eve’s Fruit Trilogy, led by activists, artists, and thinkers; participating in discussions surrounding the play’s central themes on the commodification and ownership of women’s bodies along with returning to and learning to love the body.
This week’s talkbacks were a huge success with conversations taking place on June 13 with Liz Mikel, film/TV/theater actor, singer and one of the stars of Fruit Trilogy, on her role in the play, art and activism, moderated by Jennifer Baumgardner, Feminist writer, filmmaker, activist, and Executive Director/Publisher of the Feminist Press. On Thursday, June 14, Taina Bien-Aimé, Executive Director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, moderated a conversation with representatives from Sanctuary (Lori Cohen) and GEMS (Rachel Lloyd) – all leaders on the front lines in the fight to end sex trafficking, and who serve and support survivors every day.
Experience Fruit Trilogy and the conversation immediately following. Upcoming Talkback schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, June 19 (following the 7p performance): Jerin Arifa, activist who spearheaded the sexual assault policy for the third largest university in the U.S., while undocumented, and Regena Thomashauer, teacher and author and founder of Mama Gena’s School of Womanly Arts, on the themes of the body, ownership, and of loving one’s body raised in the play.
Wednesday, June 20 (following the 7p performance): Jennifer Buffett, Novo Foundation Co-President and V-Day Board Member, and Eve Ensler, Playwright (The Vagina Monologues, Fruit Trilogy) and Founder of V-Day and One Billion Rising.
Thursday, June 21 (following the 7p performance): Participants to be announced.
Fruit Trilogy is “SPELLBINDING,” “FEROCIOUS,” “MIRACULOUS” and “FEARLESS”
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Want to see Fruit Trilogy? Special V-Day Discount Available
In this pivotal moment when women around the world have risen up to tell their stories and stand up against violence, Eve Ensler’s timely Fruit Trilogy is three short plays that give a voice to defiant, ordinary women: Pomegranate — two women for sale, another morning on the shelf; Avocado — a young woman on her chaotic, shocking journey toward freedom; and Coconut — from the bliss of her bathroom, a woman connects with the one thing she has never fully owned … her body. Woven together with dark humor and heightened theatricality, Fruit Trilogy explores the humanity behind the headlines.
Trigger Warning: this play contains language about sexual abuse.
This is a limited engagement. Get your tickets today,
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