|Marin Shakespeare Company staged a reading of NATURAL SHOCKS, by Lauren Gunderson, on April 20th, 2018, 7:00pm in concert with Naturalshocks.org, a national theatre activism campaign against gun violence.
Some statistics from our friends at the Center for Domestic Peace:
Domestic Violence is the #1 violent crime in Marin. Annually, Marin experiences:
• From 2001 to 2015 46,300 firearms were purchased in Marin.
Women who seek the help of a Domestic Violence counselor are 70% less likely to be hurt.
Please contact Marin’s Center for Domestic Peace for more information and 24 hour assistance in English and Spanish.
NATURAL SHOCKS featured Beth Kellermann Fouts*, was directed by Tina Rutsch, and is a collaborative effort between Marin Shakespeare’s Education and Social Justice Departments. It is a unique educational opportunity to explore the ongoing theatrical conversation between Shakespeare, current playwrights, and current issues.
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association
From Naturalshocks.org: “This is a national campaign of theater activism against gun violence. Modeled on her Inauguration Day 2017 project with her play The Taming, Lauren Gunderson made her new play NATURAL SHOCKS available for regional and community theaters, colleges, and high schools to produce readings the weekend of April 20, 2018, the 19th anniversary of Columbine and the day of the National School Walkout.”
Attendance at this event supported the local organization Center for Domestic Peace.
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