Juniata Theater to Perform Thought-Provoking Play Regarding Sexual Assault
(Posted October 1, 2018)
Huntingdon, Pa. – The Juniata College Theatre Department will present Sensitive Guys, a play by M. J. Kaufman, in the Suzanne von Liebig Theatre, Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts, at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 18, 20, and Oct. 24-27.
“We chose Sensitive Guys because this play looks at the pervasiveness of sexual violence on college campuses and asks us to imagine how to address it. Who is taking responsibility? How do we transform? At the same time, it doesn’t suggest easy answers,” says Leigh Hendrix, instructor of theatre arts at the College.
Sensitive Guys tells the story of a group of college men who are members of a men’s peer education group. Together, they meet to unpack questions like, “What is male privilege?” and “What can we do about it?” But, along the way, accusatory posters appear around campus that suggest that a member of the group committed an act of sexual assault.
In Kaufman’s play, women and gender non-conforming people act as men trying to understand the intricacies of masculinity and violence.
Hendrix encourages the community to attend performances because “while this show looks specifically at a college campus, in many ways a campus community is a microcosm of our larger communities. This is an opportunity to take stock of our own communities and question how we are educating folks about consent and the humanity of other people.”
To order tickets, visit www.juniata.edu/theatre.
--Written by Taylor Smallwood ’19--
Contact April Feagley at email@example.com or (814) 641-3131 for more information.