TELLING: Adult Survivors of Child Sex Abuse Step Into the Light

When: 
Fri, 03/31/2017 - 7:30pm - Sun, 04/02/2017 - 9:30pm
Location: 
Langston Hughes Perfoming Arts Institute: 107 17th Ave S

Surviving child sex abuse is a secret rarely shared. In the Seattle production of "TELLING," seven courageous adults step into the light and reveal their secrets to the audience. Their true stories are woven together to create a tapestry of pain, secrecy, and ultimately, hope.

Using visual images, original music, movement, dance, and poetry, these brave residents of the Pacific Northwest share their personal stories of abuse by brothers, fathers, mothers, teachers, priests, babysitters, strangers and "friends" of the family.  With courage, some trepidation and even humor, they step onto the stage to recount experiences that changed their lives dramatically.  Their stories are a road map to healing and hope for other survivors.

"TELLING" strives to help everyone in the community step into their own light of awareness and hope. Proceeds will benefit local organizations like YouthCare, KCSARC, OAASIS, and Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress, that work to prevent abuse, and serve survivors through counseling and advocacy.