What We Offer
Speak About It is proud to offer a number of services and performances, all of which are able to travel to your institution.
Speak About It offers two different performances. The first fits into Orientation programming and is targeted at first-year or freshmen students. This show focuses on communicating to the audience what kind of culture exists at your school in terms of getting consent, the realities of sexual assault, and bystander intervention. This program realizes that the audience probably has never been confronted about their relationship with sex, and leads discussion accordingly. The second is ideal for a mid-year performance, where the audience will have a blend of ages and experiences. This show can also be used to help schools solicit stories to begin their own anthologies about student experiences with sex, or to help increase interest in student-run organizations, such as V-Day and other sexual assault prevention groups. Both performances are available to travel.
The actors in Speak About It are also qualified to lead post-performance discussions, facilitations or panel discussions. These discussions have been led for audience members, student members of Residential Life staff, and groups on campus who are interested in continuing the messages started during the performance. These facilitations will be available to institutions for an additional cost.
We are proud to be able to travel with American Sign Language interpreters to provide an interpretation for deaf audience-members. Please specify when booking if this you would like to take advantage of this opportunity.
Part of what makes Speak About It so powerful is that the monologues used in the performance are honest and truthful stories submitted by real college students. Speak About It recognizes the courage and difficulty many students face in writing their experiences, especially knowing that these experiences will be shared in a public forum. We are forever grateful to those students who have decided to share their stories with us. As the performance travels, we would like to incorporate stories from the schools we visit. If your institution has an anthology of stories about student experiences, you can send them to us and have them used in your performance. If you do not have such an anthology, we can help you create one and encourage students to submit their stories.