Studio Players presented Destigmatized on October 21st and 22nd at 8pm and October 23rd at 3pm at the Studio Playhouse in Montclair. Modeled on The Vagina Monologues, Destigmatized has introductory and ending scenes, as well as group scenes based on interviews conducted with the women and womb owners, and original monologues written and performed by the members of both theater groups. Proceeds from the production go to two charities, Planned Parenthood and GLSEN.
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Topics covered in the play include: abortion, sexual assault, #MeTooMovement, pregnancy, pregnancy angst, religious identity, periods, sexism, child abuse, transgender rights and tampons. The tracks range from the hilarious to the heartbreaking.
Following the devastating news of the leaked SCOTUS draft decision, which pointed precisely to the impending ouster of Roe v. As Wade pointed out, the theater company Red Mic Repertory Company reached out to Unidentified Stages to discuss what could be done. The two companies have officially joined forces to create an original play entitled Destigmatized, composed of true stories written by our respective company members. We brought our company members together to perform these original plays at various theaters in the tri-state area. Studio Playhouse was the first theater to welcome Destigmatized with its original staged reading. After successful stagings at various venues, Studio Players is proud to welcome them back, this time with a series of three shows.
Photo credit: John Posada