Media Advisory

"Ashley's Consent" theatrical experience to premier April 11-14

WHAT: A new interactive, multi-media theatrical experience to discuss and increase awareness of sexual assault

WHO: Presented by UF’s Center for Arts in Medicine, UF Dean of Students Office, UF Office of Victim Services and STRIVE

WHEN AND WHERE: 7:30 p.m. April 11-14 in the Newins-Zeigler Hall Breezeway

BACKGROUND: Caught upin the whirl of a party, Ashley is sexually assaulted by her ex-boyfriend, Trip. She begins a downward spiral when her best friend doesn’t understand what she’s going through and her mother blames her for what happened. The play follows Ashley and her community as they grapple with how to deal with the situation.

During each performance, the audience will move through the space with the actors, following the story through live action and video. Audience members have a chance to participate in a post-performance discussion focused on the question, “What constitutes a sexual assault and when should I intervene?”

The performances are free and open to the public.

Audience space is limited, and tickets will be provided to groups committed to educating students on the topics of consent, intimate partner violence and sexual assault.

MEDIA CONTACT: Catherine Seemann, UF Student Health,

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