New Solo Show Finds Laughter in Healing after Sexual Assault
The Cincinnati Fringe presents: POST TRAUMATIC SUPER DELIGHTFUL: June 2 June 11
Cincinnati, OH – POST TRAUMATIC SUPER DELIGHTFUL is a one-woman/ half-clown/ halfmonologue/all-feminist critique of the sexual assault crisis on college campuses. The play weaves the lives of survivors, perpetrators, and bystanders into the story of a community struggling to heal after assault. Through clowning, the show surpasses the victim/villain dichotomy and welcomes an open-hearted conversation about healing.
“Meet your new heroes… An opportunity for communities to come together to laugh, heal, and learn.” – Marie Claire Magazine
PLAYING IN THE ART ACADEMY COMMONS FOR FIVE NIGHTS ONLY:
June 2 at 7pm
June 4 at 9.15pm
June 5 at 8.45pm
June 7 at 7.30pm
June 11 at 5.55pm
Tickets are $15 and available at cincyfringe.com Run time: 60min, no intermission
After premiering at the 2015 FRIGID New York Festival to overwhelming audience response, POST TRAUMATIC SUPER DELIGHTFUL has spent the last year touring colleges and festivals around North America. The play and creative team have received national attention, being featured by Marie Claire Magazine and Autostraddle and working with Glamour Magazine to mentor winners of their Top Ten College Women Competition.
“POST TRAUMATIC SUPER DELIGHTFUL is a play that demands to be heard at schools, crisis centers, and theatres across the country.” – Theater Is Easy
The team of collaborators behind this play came together to shatter the mold survivors are forced to fit into and explore how assault affects an entire community. Rape doesn’t happen in a vacuum. How is everyone hurt by one assault? Is it safe to laugh together? Can laughter create connection? Who is accountable? In Post Traumatic Super Delightful, the personal is political, the political is personal. And the person is a clown.
Playwright/performer Antonia Lassar is joined by director Angela Dumlao (award-winning director in the 2014 EstroGenius Festival; assistant director of Naked Angels’ SeaWife), dramaturg Kati Frazier (Former Literary Director of All For One; playwright of Patronage, Fall 2015 at Random Access), scenic and costume designer Sam Garcia (Glutton For Punishment, EstroGenius Festival; dramaturg for STEIN-DRAG at Target Margin Theater Lab), lighting designer Darielle Shandler (Assistant Production Manager for The Civillians’ Pretty Filthy), stage manager Olivia Hull, production assistant Molly Jones, cinematographer Sierra Garcia, and educational programming coordinator Ashley Renee Thaxton .
POST TRAUMATIC SUPER DELIGHTFUL is in the Cincinnati Fringe Festival at the Art Academy Commons June 2 at 7pm, June 4 at 9:15pm, June 5 at 8:45pm, June 7 at 7:30pm and June 11 at 5.55pm. Tickets are $15 and available at cincyfringe.com. Please visit www.PTSDtheplay.com for more information.
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