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Ask A Sex Abuse Survivor

The interactive show Ask A Sex Abuse Survivor has been widely praised by survivors and professionals in the field for its value as a healing and educational tool.

We have taken it all up and down the East Coast and now we want to take it all across the country, to educate audiences and support survivors nationwide.

By making a tax-deductible donation to the Ask A Sex Abuse Survivor Nationwide Tour fundraising campaign you can help give survivors a voice all over the USA.

Make a donation now at https://fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/ask-a-sex-abuse-survivor/campaigns/739

Here are some testimonials from attendees:

Survivor and New England Director of SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) Dave O’Regan said, “I came away from the performance uplifted, braver, and will always remember Michael’s courage and draw strength from it when needed in my own life.”

Psychologist Margaret D. Sayers called the show “an excellent illustration of the healing power of art and community”.

Clinical Psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Dale Blair said “As a psychologist who treats survivors of childhood sexual abuse, I would highly recommend this show to anyone who struggles with the emotional aftermath of these traumas.”

Clinician Megan L. Doyle of SOAR (Survivors of Abuse in Recovery) called it “a powerful and moving testimonial to the impact of childhood sexual abuse throughout a lifetime”.

Clinician Maureen O’Regan of Orleans Psychotherapy Associates said, “I walked away with an understanding of the survivor experience that no book, training, or even my years of work as a therapist could have ever given me”.

Ask A Sex Abuse Survivor has been presented for audiences of survivors, medical and mental health professionals, social workers, law enforcement officials, and others associated with the response to this kind of abuse.

Recent notable performances include the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, our first Sign Language Interpreted performance at Gallaudet University in Washington DC, and at the Philadelphia Children’s Alliance Conference “A Team Approach to Child Abuse Intervention”.

A packed crowd at the Children’s Alliance conference gave the presentation an average score of 4.5 out of 5 and comments included: “It will help me to do my job more effectively” and “It gives insight into the mentality of a victim which should inform all our work”.

Questions? Email askasurvivor@gmail.com.

Our Free Performance of “Ask A Sex Abuse Survivor” in Philly in May is now Fully Funded!

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On February 22nd, 2017 we launched a crowdfunding campaign to support a free public performance of “Ask A Sex Abuse Survivor” in Philadelphia this May. Just 12 days later it was fully funded.

We would like to express our deepest appreciation to all of our generous donors: Kathleen Mosher, Denise Gollmer Weinstein , Elizabeth Evans, Jean Brooks, Kristie Kozenewski, Jason B. Schmidt, Kimberlie Cruse, Georgina Bard, Daniel J. Reynolds, Alexis Calhoun, Julia Calhoun, Kristen Schier, Tamara Anderson, Julie Chapin, John Yorio, Tina Thompson, Susan Seeton, Marlane Stempko, Frances M. Doyle, Sarah Bloom, Jenny Hill, Janice McDuffy, Ryan Lawrence, Jeremy Rodden, Rivka Edery LCSW, Pam Sterner Boyer, Alicia Williams, Dr. Garrett Marie Deckel, and of course our many kind anonymous donors.

The show is on! We hope to see many of you at the Adrienne Theater on Saturday afternoon May 27th, 2017 for a completely free performance of “Ask A Sex Abuse Survivor”. Full details are below.

  • Sat
    27
    May
    2017

    Philadelphia, PA - Ask A Sex Abuse Survivor

    3pm

    Playground at the Adrienne Theatre (first door on your left as you enter the theater), 2030 Sansom St., Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Free Admission (NO TICKET NEEDED)

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    Ask A Sex Abuse Survivor

    ASK A SEX ABUSE SURVIVOR (play)

    A FREE public performance of "Ask" supported by public donations. Help fund this event with a tax-deductible donation through our Fiscal Sponsor Fractured Atlas.

    All are welcome. No ticket needed.

    Childhood sexual abuse survivor Michael Broussard's interactive presentation utilizes a unique mix of storytelling, audience interaction and improvisation to spark a real-time conversation about the effects of sexual abuse on children and adult survivors. Broussard himself is a walking, talking case study, able to give candid answers to questions about the survivor experience from all stages of his life.

    The one-hour performance includes feedback breaks throughout, during which audience members are encouraged to ask questions, make comments, or participate in any way they see fit.

    Please note that some material may not be suitable for all audiences.


    DIRECTIONS

    From Center City: The Adrienne Theatre is just north of Rittenhouse Square. Take Walnut Street to 20th Street and turn right. Travel one block to Sansom Street and turn left. The Adrienne is one-half block on the left. A parking garage is across the street on the right. The Playground is the first door on your left as you enter the building.

    From I-95 North: Take I-95 North to exit 12 (Route 291 to I-76). Follow signs to Center City Philadelphia (I-76 West). Get on I-76 west to Exit 345 [Old Exit 39] (I-676-Center City). Travel eastbound on I-676 to Broad Street. Turn right onto 15th Street at the end of the ramp. Travel south on 15th Street for 8 blocks (stay in right hand lane when passing City Hall) to Sansom Street. Turn right onto Sansom Street and travel west for 5 blocks to 20th Street. The Adrienne is one-half block on the left. A parking garage is across the street on the right. The Playground is the first door on your left as you enter the building.

    From I-95 South: Take I-95 south to exit 17 (I-676 Center-City off-ramp). Take Westbound I-676 for 6/10 mile. Exit on Broad Street. Turn right onto 15th Street at end of ramp. Travel south on 15th Street for 8 blocks (stay in right hand lane when passing City Hall) to Sansom Street. Turn right onto Sansom Street and travel west for 5 blocks to 20th Street. The Adrienne Theatre is one-half block on the left. A parking garage is across the street on the right. The Playground is the first door on your left as you enter the building.

    From I-76: Take I-76 to Exit 345 [Old Exit 39] (Center City-I-676). Travel eastbound on I-676 to the Broad Street exit. Turn right onto 15th Street at end of ramp. Travel south on 15th Street for 8 blocks (stay in right hand lane when passing City Hall) to Sansom Street. Turn right onto Sansom Street and travel west for 5 blocks to 20th Street. The Adrienne is one-half block on the left. A parking garage is across the street on the right. The Playground is the first door on your left as you enter the building.

    PUBLIC TRANSIT: The Adrienne Theatre is located within a 15 minute walk from both Suburban and 30th Street stations. Center City buses run along Market, Chestnut, Walnut, and 20th Streets and have stops as close as a block from the theatre. Visit SEPTA’s website at http://septa.org and use the Trip Planner in the left-hand menu. The Playground is the first door on your left as you enter the building.

    PARKING

    Metered Parking: Metered street parking is available on several blocks in all directions surrounding The Adrienne.

    Indoor Garages & Outdoor Lots: There are many parking garages and outdoor lots within a few blocks of The Adrienne. The closest is located directly across the street at 2027 Sansom. Additional parking facilities are located at 125 South 20th, 2036 Chestnut, and 2101 Chestnut. For a list of nearby parking garages visit http://philadelphia.centralparking.com/Philadelphia-Rittenhouse-Square-Parking.html.

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