Podcast Extra: Festival Opening Night with Katie Cappiello's GoodCapp Arts & JKO High School
By Hope Singsen
Meet performers from the #HealMeToo Festival Opening Night, including teens from Katie Cappiello’s GoodCapp Arts Ensemble and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School’s Smash Arts Productions. On this Podcast Extra, you'll hear:Excerpts from a movement storytelling piece, titled Through the I’s, which was devised and performed by JKO's Smash Arts students under the direction of their teacher Elisa De Gregorio as part of a Roundabout Theatre Company residency with Teaching Artists Jason Jacobs, theater, and Nick Moore, sound design. Their text is from the transcript of survivor Emily Doe’s testimony in the Brock Turner case, and includes a description of her rape kit exam. The music is Lady Gaga’s anthemic Till It Happens To You. Full credits at tinyurl.com/hm2teens Then, GoodCapp Arts Ensemble shared a number of scenes from Katie Cappiello’s plays on Opening Night, including 16-year old performer, Lola, who performed Emma's Story, a monologue from Katie’s play The Naked Truth. This recording is from Equality Now's 2016 'Make Equality Reality' gala, where the piece was originally developed. Finally, you'll hear GoodCapp Arts performers Caleb, Alphonso, Rayshawn, Jordan and Fred, talking about how working on and performing Katie’s play Now That We’re Men helps them examine and change damaging ideas about masculinity. You can watch video of all these performers on the Episode Details page for Episode 2 with Katie Cappiello on our website healmetoopodcast.com. While you're there, join our email list to hear about future pop-up #HealMeToo Festival events.Closing music credit: Hope Singsen & Dillon Kondor, performed by Micah Burgess.Subscribe now. Let's talk about how we can #HealMeToo.Listen and subscribe to the #HealMeToo Podcast on Apple Podcasts at bit.ly/hm2pod. Or visit healmetoopodcast.com to find links to other platforms.