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THE GYM AT JUDSON (ENTER by way of 243 Thompson)

Choreographer, playwright, and dancer Jinah Parker’s moving work of dance-theater—“a Choreoplay”—opens up all-too-necessary conversations about sexual trauma, systemic racism, women’s healing and ownership of their bodies, and the undoing of rape culture. The show, in development for two years, arrives Off-Broadway just as these crucial conversations about sexual violence have erupted in the American consciousness, as allegations against powerful men have given fire to women and driven the #MeToo movement and the subsequent Time’s Up Defense Fund, exposing the extent of the systems that heretofore have silenced and shamed survivors, and providing pathways to justice and accountability. Having played to sold-out audiences at HERE Arts Center in Spring 2017, SHE continues its journey—with a newly revamped script, new cast members, and new direction from Tamilla Woodard—in this moment of reckoning, in telling the stories of survivors and giving voice and body to pain as a step toward liberation, healing, and empowerment.