Exposed at the SheNYC Summer Theater Festival
June 20th at 7:00PM
June 23rd at 3:30PM
The Connelly Theater, 220 E 4th St, New York, NY 10009
EXPOSED is a devised theater piece inspired by true events, fictionalized by writers Kristin Heckler, Jacob Sebastian Phillips, Sarah Raimondi, and Pauline Sherrow. Lauren, a college freshman chooses to do adult films to pay for her tuition. When Lauren's secret is discovered she is bombarded with harassment from fellow students, social media and talk show hosts. She defends all of these criticisms with grace and intelligence, but are the consequences worth it?
"This play is an excellently crafted exploration of sexuality, gender and pornography...This production does one of the most difficult things in any storytelling endeavor, it builds a dialogue with its audience with an honest but not all knowing script which doesn’t shy away from the uncomfortable or contradictory. It challenges and takes care of the audience. "
- Hi Drama New York, NY
"'Exposed' manages to empathize with [Lauren’s] experiences while still highlighting the concerns and issues regarding feminism and pornography. The play does not treat the consequences of porn stardom lightly, but does challenge viewers to see it in a new light. Overall, the play is an effective way to promote discussions about misogyny, sexual discrimination and the rights of sex workers."
- Washington Square News New York, NY