HERstory Through HIS Eyes is a story of strength, overcoming and new possibilities. The story centers on Kim and Tina, two women who have survived physical and sexual abuse. Kim is learning to move on from a marriage crumbled by physical and mental abuse. When her husband returns claiming to be a changed man, she struggles with forgiving him and forgiving herself. Tina has met the man of her dreams. Still, she is having a hard time being open and intimate with him. A survivor of sexual assault, she struggles with trust and vulnerability in the face of this new relationship. Both women find healing through their friendship and poetry. Their stories give us insight into the lives of survivors. The play is narrated by David. David is the host of the local open mic that both Kim and Tina read at. He has known Tina for years and is one of Kimâ€™s best friends. An ally to both he carries his own secret. He is also a survivor of childhood abuse. Together they give hope and inspire everyone to find the courage within themselves to no longer be victims but survivors. Enhanced by poetry and tied together by narration and song, this play seeks to challenge attitudes, values, behaviors, and misconceptions about sexual assault and domestic violence in hopes to decrease assaults and increase awareness. Another Black Poetry Theatre presentation.
This play is presented by Black Poetry Theater, Sponsored by the NCCU Department of Theatre
You can see it Sunday October 17th,
2010, Doors open at 4:30, Show starts at 5:00pm
Location: Farris Newton Communications Auditorium ,
Corner of Fayetteville and Lawson St
Campus of North Carolina Central University Durham, NC
Featuring a cast of some of the Triangle’s best vocalists, actors,
actresses, and spoken word artists! Kemet Jacobs, Elliott Axiom, Cami Brownshuga, Sean Ingram, Debrita “Wildperfection”, Victoria Ivey and Dasan Ahanu.
A part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month activities on campus organized by the NCCU Women’s Center.
– VIP Seating and Pre-event reception available for event sponsorships and organizations can reserve 10 seats for $100.
– Suggested donations: General Public $10, Students $2
– Drawings & prize giveaways
**Proceeds benefit the NCCU Womenâ€™s Center and Black Poetry Theatre**
For more info call the Women’s Center at (919) 530-6134 (Krystal George) or (919) 530-6994 (April Jenkins)
For more info on Black Poetry Theatre
call Joseph Churchwell at 919-627-1076
or email at firstname.lastname@example.org