Saturday, August 20, 2011

Shot Away- 1 more night

Last night was a good experience. Tonight is the last night!

Personal accounts of Military Sexual Trauma written by Donna Fiumano-Farley
Directed by MASEI and Presented by YWCA Metro St. Louis
A Shot Away premiered in New York in April of this year. This is the first national stage reading of the play which is also a fundraiser for the YWCA St. Louis Regional Sexual Assault Center.

Description of play: Tina Priest is dead. Is it suicide? Or, is it because, just weeks before, this American soldier reported she had been raped on her Army base in Iraq. Her mother and twin sister are left many doubts and unanswered questions. Priest is not alone; six other soldiers recount their experiences as survivors of military sexual trauma. A Shot Away is a docu-drama about sexual assault in the US military; based entirely on interviews with American soldiers who have been sexually assaulted by their "fellow" soldiers. In their own words, the soldiers explore this ongoing epidemic in our military and examine what can be done to address and prevent instances of sexual assault and rape in the military.

WHAT:A STAGE READING and FUNDRAISER of A Shot Away: Personal accounts of military sexual trauma written by Donna Fiumano-Farley
Staged Reading Directed by MASEI to raise funds for the YWCA St. Louis Regional Sexual Assault Center

WHEN: Friday, August 19 at 8PM and Saturday, August 20 at 8PM

WHERE: The Ethical Society of St. Louis
9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117-1003
314 991-0955

$25.00 at the door $20.00 in advance
This performance is free for all women who serve in the United States Military and for ALL Veterans.
Donation strongly suggested.
Advance tickets are available through the YWCA at:

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