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 is a performance about consent, boundaries, and healthy relationships geared specifically for a high school or college audience. This program features a custom script for each performance and can be utilized during Orientation specifically for first-years, or can be customized as mid-year programming for an audience with a blend of ages and experiences. The performance 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 tips to be an active bystander with friends and peers. We realize that the audience probably has never been confronted about their relationship with sex, especially as incoming first-years, and we work to lead the conversation accordingly while recognizing the range of experiences and backgrounds. The 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.
We also offer a high school performance, which is a modified version of the college program. This includes specific references to high school resources and realizes that the experience level with be extremely varied among audience-members. For more information about the high school performance and why it’s unique, click here.
The actors in Speak About It are also qualified to lead pre- or post-performance discussions, facilitations, or panel discussions with audience members or student leaders. The faciliations are specifically for student members of Residential Life staff, Orientation leaders, or groups on campus who are interested in continuing the messages started during the performance. The goal of the facilitation is to equip upperclass student leaders with tips and tools to lead a productive conversation with first-years following the performance. We realize that some of the material will be very difficult for some audience-members, and these faciliations are an opportunity to discuss the content of the performance in a safe space. These facilitations will be available to institutions for no 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.
Speak About It is always working to create new programs and content available to travel. Past programming has included a Sexual Etiquette Dinner and we also operate as consultants to create content around healthy sexuality, communication, and safe sex practices. Representatives of Speak About It have given one-person presentations about identity, language, respecting differences within the community, safe sex practices, and pizza to high school audiences and summer camps.