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KEELY AND DU

Ripple For Change Series

Live on Zoom October 31 & November 1, 2020 at 7pm Eastern

Streaming via YOUTUBE thru November 7!

TSP Online Stage
To benefit the National Women's Law Center

1994 Nominee for the Pulitzer Prize. From the author of Talking With and Vital Signs, KEELY AND DU is a volatile drama about abortion rights. Du is a right-to-life activist, and Keely is the pregnant rape victim Du is confining to keep her from having an abortion. Through the play these two women find a way to transcend their circumstances and the ideological issues that separate them. 

CONTENT WARNING: This play deals seriously with the topics of abortion, sexual assault, and kidnapping. There is some described violence that may be triggering for some audiences. If you would like to know more before booking your ticket, please email us.

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Ticketing FAQs

I don’t live in NYC and am in a different time zone. Will I be able to watch this performance at any time?

For Live Performance (Zoom): To replicate the experience of being in the theatre, the performance will start at 7pm on Saturday (Eastern Time), and 3pm on Sunday (Eastern Time). Please tune in at that time (taking into account the time difference, as applicable) as you will not be able to pause or re-watch the performance. We will notify all ticket buyers if a stream of the performance becomes available.

For Streamed Performance (YouTube): Once you buy the streaming ticket you will be sent a link, which is immediately active. You may watch the show anytime, as many times as you wish, between your purchase date and the closing date, November 7, 2020.

Are the performances taking place online or at The Seeing Place?

As The Seeing Place is closed due to COVID-19, the performances will be hosted digitally. Once you have purchased a ticket for your chosen performance, you will receive a link prior to the show to watch from the comfort of your own home.

I’ve not received my confirmation email or the streaming link, what should I do?

You should receive an email immediately after purchasing your ticket, and it will come directly from Ovation Tix/Theatermania with a link to watch the performance. Be sure to check all spam and junk folders first, but if have not received your link by 10am on the day of the performance please email outreach@seeingplacetheater.com. Note: if you reach out to us AFTER the performance has started, we will not be able to get back to you until after the performance.

There are different ticket prices - what does that mean?

These readings are a benefit for the National Women's Law Center. You may support the organization and see the show by getting a $10 ticket But some people may want to donate more - therefore, there are $25 and $50 tickets available. There are no special benefits for those ticket holders - they simply are able to contribute more to our beneficiary.

I would like The Seeing Place to get a contribution - how do I do that?

First of all - thank you! Chose your preferred show date/time/ticket level, and when you get to checkout, there will be an option to add a donation to your order. This will go directly toward The Seeing Place's Annual Fund.

Is it a different performance each night?

As with all live theater, the Zoom performances are live and are, therefore, slightly different each night. If you want to watch multiple times, you will have to purchase a ticket to each performance.

I want to purchase a ticket for myself and a friend in another household in one order. How will I be able to share the link with them?

Prior to the start of your chosen performance, the ticket purchaser will receive an email with the link to the stream. If you have purchased two (or more) tickets, the link can be used on that many devices.

 

 

About KEELY AND DU:

 

 

This play is being presented as a benefit for the National Women’s Law Center. NWLC fights for gender justice — in the courts, in public policy, and in our society — working across the issues that are central to the lives of women and girls. They use the law in all its forms to change culture and drive solutions to the gender inequity that shapes our society and to break down the barriers that harm all of us — especially those who face multiple forms of discrimination, including women of color, LGBTQ people, and low-income women and families. To learn more about this fantastic organization, please visit: www.nwlc.org

 

Synopsis for KEELY AND DU:

CONTENT WARNING: This play deals seriously with the topics of abortion, sexual assault, and kidnapping. There is some described violence that may be triggering for some audiences. If you would like to know more before booking your ticket, please email us.

Jane Martin’s emotional one act drama KEELY AND DU is a mind-probing issue play with a gripping human face. It chronicles the fate of Keely from the last preparations for her imprisonment through her eventual release. Set almost exclusively in a sparsely furnished basement that has been converted into a prison, the play focuses on Keely’s developing and changing relationship with her adversary Du, the fundamentalist Christian who guards her to prevent her from terminating her unwanted pregnancy. Who is accountable? What is the extent of individual freedom? What are a rape victim’s rights? What are a Christian’s realities of procreation? Their passionate stories exist on the extreme edge of everyday reality.

 

 

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CAST and CREATIVE TEAM ( in order of appearance - click names for bios):

 

 

Du   Audrey Heffernan Meyer
Walter   Jamil A.C. Mangan
Keely   Erin Cronican
Cole   Robin Friend
Guard   Olivia Hanna Hardin
     
     
Playwright   Jane Martin
Director   Brandon Walker
Stage Management   Shannon K Formas
Producers   Erin Cronican and Brandon Walker
Associate Producer - Outreach   William Ketter
Marketing Design - Graphics   Erin Cronican, Hailey Vest
Marketing Design - Video   Laura Clare Browne
Social Media Outreach   Weronika Helena Wozniak
Marketing Support   Robin Friend
Dramaturgy / Program   Olivia Hanna Hardin
     
   
* indicates member of Actors' Equity Association

 

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Reviews and Audience Response for KEELY AND DU:

 

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Talkbacks for KEELY AND DU:

 

FREE WITH YOUR TICKET - Saturday, October 31 and Sunday, November 1, 2020
(immediately following reading)


Speakers:
The Cast and Creative Team of KEELY AND DU
Theme: Doing issues Based Plays in a Trauma-Filled World

This talkback will enable audience members to talk directly to the artists who created KEELY AND DU about their experiences with the play, how it was rehearsed for Zoom, and its relevance to our modern times.

 

FREE - Thursday, November 5, 2020 (6pm Eastern Time, via Zoom)

Speakers: TBA
Theme: Action Steps: How to ensure gender equality in an ever changing legal landscape

 

 

Information and Articles about the Law and Gender Equality:

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About Our Speakers:

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