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"She's such a slut." Sound familiar? Whether used as a slur or reclaimed as an expression of confidence, the word slut justifies rape, bullying, and the sexual double standard. By turns heartbreaking and hilarious, SLUT captures the real lives of teens and young adults as they negotiate sex and the cruel scapegoating that still hobbles female sexuality and power. This groundbreaking play, written in collaboration with New York City high school students, and guidebook offers communities and individuals concrete tools to inspire change and stop slut. The guidebook includes production notes, a guide for talk-backs, and provocative essays by Leora Tanenbaum, Jennifer Baumgardner, Farah Tanis, Jamia Wilson, among others, providing the resources to inspire change within our communities and ourselves.
About the Author
Katie Cappiello is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of The Arts where she studied a combination of Drama, Women's Studies, and Applied Theater. She has written several award-winning plays and taught theater to young people for the last decade. Meg McInerney is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of The Arts. She has been honored by the National Women's Hall of Fame and the United States Congress for her pioneering work with theater and young people.