The Chatham Community Players is excited to present Red Mic Rep’s & Unidentified Stages’ special production of “Destigmatized” as a part of their successful Play Reading Series. Performed One Night ONLY – Sunday, October 30, 2022 at 7:00pm at the Chatham Playhouse, 23 North Passaic Avenue, in Chatham. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door. Conceived & Edited by Emily Miller, Caroline Ritacco, Alicia Whavers and Angelle Whavers. Written & Performed By: Laura Byrne, Leslie Williams Ellis, Alicia Hayes,Heidi Hart, Alli Hartley-Kong, Renee Hecht, Jess Katz, Emily Miller, Caroline Ritacco, Alicia Whavers, Angelle Whavers & Anonymous.
Following the devastating news regarding the leaked SCOTUS draft decision, which accurately indicated the imminent overturning of Roe v. Wade, theatre company Red Mic Repertory Company reached out to Unidentified Stages to discuss what could be done. The two companies have officially partnered to develop an original play entitled Destigmatized, comprised of true stories written by our respective company members. We’ve rallied our company members to perform these original pieces at different theatres in the tri-state area.
Modeled after “The Vagina Monologues”, ”Destigmatized” has introductory and closing scenes, as well as group scenes based off interviews conducted with the women and uterus owners, and original monologues written and performed by both theatre company’s members. Topics include: abortion, sexual assault, #MeTooMovement, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Scare, Religious Identity, Periods, Sexism, Child Molestation, Transgender Rights and Tampons. The pieces range from the hilarious to the heartbreaking.
Proceeds from this evening’s performance will benefit Planned Parenthood Action Fund of NJ.
Light snacks provided, patrons are encouraged to BYOB