Behind Closed Doors

Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Edwards Auditorium, Auditorium 64 Upper College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA

The URI Peer Advocates are once agin hosting the original play, Behind Closed Doors, on the URI campus in collaboration with a number of different student groups on campus - including PINK, WOWW, Uhuru Sasa, etc in order to bring awareness about the prevalence of domestic violence.  Behind Closed Doors is an original play written and performed by 15 survivors of domestic violence from SOAR, a task force of RICADV. This performance is a true account of their experiences with domestic violence, hope and survival, and seeks to draw you into their lives to dispel the stigmas of this often misunderstood abuse. The script was crafted by Trinity Repertory Company teaching artists who mentored the SOAR members in cultivating their performances. The play was developed over ten 90-minute sessions in which the survivors journaled, wrote poetry and told stories that were weaved into a play composed completely of their own words. The women speak both their own words and the words of their fellow survivors. All proceeds from Behind Closed Doors benefit SOAR/RICADV and the URI Peer Advocates in raising awareness to end domestic violence.

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Event Type

Entertainment/Performance

Co-Sponsors

Powerful, Independent, Notoriously, Knowledgeable (PINK) Women, Uhuru Sasa, We're Offering Women Wisdom (WOWW), Women's Leadership Coalition

Website

http://soarinri.org/

Cost

$10.00

Contact Person

The URI Peer Advocates

Contact Email

peerinfo@etal.uri.edu

Contact Phone

401-874-9293

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