Before the 2016 election, brave women came forward to speak out about their encounters with Donald Trump. Their courage inspired the Women’s March and the #metoo movement, but their stories have been too easily dismissed, forgotten and reduced to a statistic.
“The Pussy Grabber Plays” were developed and produced by an award-winning, all-female creative team led by co-creators Kate Pines (Theater Agent, ICM Partners) and Sharyn Rothstein (playwright, “By the Water”). Tasha Dixon, actress and former Miss Arizona who has spoken out about Trump’s beauty pageant harassment, will play herself in a piece written by Julia Brownell. Natasha Stoynoff, who was attacked by Trump when interviewing him for People magazine, is writing her piece with playwright Melissa Li.
Playwrights also include Halley Feiffer and Bess Wohl.Directors include Lila Neugebauer, Sarna Lapine and Jade King Carroll. Additional actors will be announced in the coming weeks.
All of the proceeds from this groundbreaking, one-night-only production will be donated to the New York Women’s Foundation’s Fund for the MeToo Movement and Allies, a national advocacy program developed in consultation with Tarana Burke to prevent sexual violence and promote healing.
Following the premiere, The Pussy Grabber Plays will be made available royalty-free to theaters, community groups and colleges across the country, creating a new platform for survivors of sexual abuse.