Based on an actual transcript from a 2008 trial in an Israeli courtroom, the 60-minute reading of Demonstrate shines a spotlight on the patriarchal response to a young woman’s testimony of her sexual assault.
Practically ripped from recent headlines, this performance not only mirrors our own national drama, but also lays bare one of the most pressing issues of our time. This live presentation by Israeli Stage further raises the stakes by reversing the gender roles of the performers. Women will take on the roles of the male defense attorney, prosecutor and judges, and a man will play the abused woman – revealing surprising yet searing insights into our society’s response to women's narratives.
A panel discussion moderated by WHDH reporter Kimberly Bookman follows the performance. Panelists include:
- Stephanie Brown, CEO of Casa Myrna
- Alejandra St. Guillen, Director of the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement
- Dave Rini, Incarcerated Survivor Support Program Manager of the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center