From the halls of Congress to pulpits and court houses around the country, there is so much noise around abortion - but it’s women’s personal stories that have been silenced. Until now. Now our stories come Out of Silence.
Playwrights: Allyson Currin, D.W. Gregory, Caleen Sinnette Jennings, Nicole Jost, Jacqueline E. Lawton, Kristen LePine, Jennifer L. Nelson, Anu Yadav and Karen Zacarías
Director: Marie Sproul
Performance Dates and Times
Friday 7/10 at 8:15 PM
Tuesday 7/14 at 8:00 PM
Saturday 7/18 at 2:30 PM
Thursday 7/23 at 10:00 PM
Sunday 7/26 at 6:00 PM
Location: All performances will take place at Gallaudet University: Eastman Studio Theatre, located at 800 Florida Ave NE , Washington, DC, 20002.
Cost: Tickets are $17 each. Online sales end 2 hours before performance, but tickets may be available at venue 45 minutes prior to show. Click here to purchase tickets.
Running time: 75 minutes.
Recommended for ages 13 and up. This show contains profanity.
Each performance will be ASL interpreted.
Capital Fringe Festival Button required for admission.
Inspired by real abortion stories, Out of Silence: Abortion Stories from the 1 in 3 Campaign confronts the cacophony of polarizing political rhetoric that surrounds abortion and instead asks us to listen to the voices of women and to explore with them the situations, relationships, emotions and logistics that contextualize their decisions to seek abortion care. Composed of a series of vignettes Out of Silence is at times heartbreaking, funny, and even commonplace but always thought provoking and honest.
After the premiere last fall, an overwhelming number of people asked how they could bring Out of Silence to their school, theatre, and communities. Now, you can sign up to perform Out of Silence this October! Registration deadline is August 15th. Click here to learn more.
By hosting a performance, you can help to challenge the stigma around abortion by engaging in dialogue with your community. When you sign up, you’ll receive copies of the script, a toolkit to assist in planning the performance, in addition to 1 in 3 Campaign Materials and swag, all for FREE!
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