Sisters Speak Out three-act play & workshops

Sisters Speak Out - the workshops 1 coverSISTERS SPEAK OUT is a collaborative project created by Missy Crutchfield due to her unwavering passion for the need for addressing issues surrounding domestic violence, and means of prevention. It includes a three-act play, documentary, and workshops.

Sisters Speak Out is meant to be an ever-changing, ever-evolving work of theatre art. It’s alive, with new faces every year. It’s global and it’s local—spotlighting local talent with music and dance and including performance art and multimedia that adds local flavor and impact.

Watch “Sisters Speak Out” the documentary series:

Special Thanks to video producers Chris Braly and Jon Phillips, Digital Video Minds (DVM).

Episode 1: Sisters Speak Out Premiere

Sisters Speak Out is a creative and collaborative project by Missy Crutchfield due to her unwavering passion for the need for addressing issues surrounding domestic violence, and means of prevention.

In February 2008, the two-act “Sisters Speak Out Against Violence” and “Sisters Speak Out in Empowerment” opened for “Vagina Monologues” at Encore Theatre in Chattanooga. In this video clip, Missy Crutchfield talks about the play and its inspiration and some of the performers and audience share their responses to the experience.

Special Thanks to video producers Chris Braly and Jon Phillips, Digital Video Minds (DVM).

Episode 2: Sisters Speak Out: Belly Dance and Women’s Empowerment

Sisters Speak Out is a workshop experience, documentary, and three-act play founded and authored by Missy Crutchfield due to her unwavering passion for the need for addressing issues surrounding domestic violence, and means of prevention.

In August 2008, the full three-act play “Sisters Speak Out” debuted at Encore Theatre in Chattanooga. Sisters Speak Out is meant to be an ever-changing, ever-evolving work of theatre art. It’s alive, with new faces every year. It’s global and it’s local—spotlighting local talent with music and dance and including performance art and multimedia that adds local flavor and impact. The August 2008 performance featured belly dance from Zanzibar Studios. In this video clip, dancer Juli Downum with Zanzibar Studios talks about the art of Belly Dance and empowering women.

MAHATMA GANDHI’S GRANDSON ARUN GANDHI SAYS:

“I first became acquainted with Missy Crutchfield when she joined the “Gandhi Legacy Tour” retracing my grandfather’s footsteps across India. Missy is passionate about important issues like domestic violence, the national plight of our young men, and addressing issues of illiteracy, unemployment, violence, and incarceration. Our conversations made an impression on me. And as we have worked together on several projects and tours, we are now planning a vision for a Gandhi Global Center for Peace. As you read through The Idea Library workbooks and contemplate how you will implement these ideas for change in your communities, remember what my Grandfather said, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” 

DOWNLOAD YOUR COPIES OF SISTERS SPEAK OUT play and workshop materials:

Sisters Speak Out play

By Gandhi’s Be Magazine in Plays & Reader’s Theatre

38 pages, published 8/27/2010

SISTERS SPEAK OUT is a workshop experience, documentary, and three-act play founded and authored by Missy Crutchfield due to her unwavering passion for the need for addressing issues surrounding domestic violence, and means of prevention.Sisters Speak Out is meant to be an ever-changing, ever-evolving work of theatre art. It’s alive, with new faces every year. It’s global and it’s local—spotlighting local talent with music and dance and…