HOW TO DEFEND YOURSELF

By June 13, 2019list-2019

Seven college students gather for a DIY self-defense workshop after a sorority sister is raped. They learn to use their bodies as weapons. They learn to fend off attackers. They learn “not to be a victim.” Learning self-defense becomes a channel for their rage, anxiety, confusion, trauma and desire – lots of desire. HOW TO DEFEND YOURSELF explores what you want, how to ask for it, and the insidious ways rape culture steals one’s body and sense of belonging.

 

Author: Lily Padilla
Cast: 5W, 2M
Michael Finkle / WME
https://newplayexchange.org/plays/109833/how-defend-yourself