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"vital, moving and absolutely necessary... One of the most dramatic accounts of these issues that I've seen"

-David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker

slut: A PLAY

Written by Katie Cappiello

Inspired by the real experiences of high school students, SLUT follows the story of 16-year-old Joanna Grace Del Marco. On a cold Friday night in January, Joey is sexually assaulted by three life-long friends– George, Luke and Tim. How will one incident in the back of a taxi impact Joey’s life and the lives of her friends?

SLUT boldly explores gender norms and today’s culture of shame, and sheds light on the challenges facing teens as they develop sexuality and self. 

Performed entirely by teenage actors.



Katie Cappiello is the critically-acclaimed writer and director of six plays exploring issues of sexuality and gender including SLUTA Day In the LifeAfter 18Now That We’re MenHer Story: Uncut, and JOY. Her works have reached thousands in venues across the US (The Lynn Redgrave Theater, The Hammer Museum, The Wong Auditorium, The Warner Theater, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, The United States Institute of Peace, The United Nations) and are currently being produced in Mexico, Indonesia, Canada and Australia. In 2015, her book SLUT: A Play and Guidebook for Combatting Sexism and Sexual Violence was published by The Feminist Press. Katie has been honored by The National Women’s Hall of Fame and was recently named one of New York’s New Abolitionists. |





Cappiello has an ear for how teenagers talk—their voices both loud and soft, formed and barely formed—and notices the ways in which girls can seek solace with one another, a habit that society at large rarely misses an opportunity to vilify. Her tribe of girls know their bodies, the better to tell us something about ourselves.

— Hilton Als, The New Yorker
SLUT has proven cathartic...a ‘vital’ contribution to the fight against patriarchy and slut shaming

— Allison Maloney, The New York Times
SLUT has proven cathartic...a ‘vital’ contribution to the fight against patriarchy and slut shaming
— Allison Maloney, The New York Times
“A powerful and important work. Smart, harrowing and spot-on true!

— Amy Ziering, Academy-award nominated producer of Invisible War and The Hunting Ground
Riveting drama!

— New York Magazine
Powerhouse script! An insightful look at the sensitive issues of rape and the double standard that celebrates sexual activity by boys but denigrates it for girls.

— Time Out New York
SLUT creates space for young people, their families, and audiences to communally work through a complicated and painful issue.

—  Newsweek
SLUT: The Play promotes dialogue in Missoula in an artistic, personal, and visceral way.
— ABC FOX Montana



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