conceived by Kristin Heckler, written in collaboration with Sarah Raimondi, Jacob Sebastian and Pauline Sherrow
EXPOSED will run in co-production with MCS Theatre:
Location: MCS Theatre 357 W. 36th St., #202 New York, NY 10018
EXPOSED is an originally devised theater piece inspired by true events, fictionalized by writers Kristin Heckler, Sarah Raimondi, Jacob Sebastian and Pauline Sherrow. EXPOSED follows the story of Lauren, a bright and ambitious Yale University freshman, as she discovers her sexuality in front of the camera. Met with criticism from both peers and the media alike, Lauren is shamed for her choices by the same people utilizing her services. The script was created through improvisation, original dialogue, text and audio from interviews, blog posts and tweets. Naturalistic scenes, centering on a familiar coming of age story, juxtapose choreographed pornography scenes.
"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 Weeks’ 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