Directed by Stephanie Cleghorn Jasso and Kristen Kelso
Sex Ed, originally directed by Mara Richards Bim, received a developmental workshop at DETOUR: A Festival of New Work at WaterTower Theatre in Addison, Texas in 2018
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, conversations about sexual impropriety are front and center in our collective consciousness. How do we as frame conversations about healthy relationships and consent with young people when many among us refuse to discuss comprehensive sex education? What harm is "abstinence only" education doing to the American psyche? In Cry Havoc Theater Company's newest devised work, the company discusses the birds and the bees and how "the talk" has become so politically divisive in our culture.
SEX ED RUNS JULY 3-14, 2019 AS PART OF AT&T PERFORMING ARTS CENTER’S 2018-2019 SEASON OF THE ELEVATOR PROJECT
Crossing the Line
co-directed by Mara Richards Bim and Tim Johnson
Their stories fill news feeds and television screens - young people caught in the political crossfire in the national conversation on immigration. Some pay enormous sums to be smuggled into the United States by coyotes. Some travel with family members seeking asylum only to be separated from their families on arrival. Some risk everything, crossing through desert and hostile land to escape violence at home. However they arrive, these young people have become political pawns in a national debate about identity and patriotism. Their fates are entwined with the fate of a country grappling with a surge of white nationalism and contradictory claims of religious freedom. Where do we go from here? This is the premise behind Crossing the Line a new documentary-style work to be created and produced by Cry Havoc Theater Company in partnership with Kitchen Dog Theater.