Actually is Awesome at The Geffen

Excitedly I brought my recent college graduate to see the play Actually written by the brilliant Anna Ziegler. My daughter has been part of an Advocate support group that she and seven other students started in 2014 at Pitzer College. They support survivors of sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic violence, and hate crimes. The group provide peer-to-peer support, a peer to talk to, to find the right resources, and aid in the reporting process. They strive to combat a rape culture on campus, nightlife, and interpersonal relationships.

As we took our seats, we noted the statistics featured in the playbill – Freshman and sophomores are at a greater risk of assault than juniors and seniors, with many acts of violence happening the first few months of school. I was surprised to learn that more than 90% of sexual assault victims don’t report it.

As the lights dimmed, the minimal stage designed by Tim Mackabee had two actors sitting in chairs. Over the course of the play, the music and sound by Vincent Olivieri, reflected the intensity of the story. To continue reading my review, click on this link

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