~Photos and Story by Dana Nollsch~
Michelle Calhoun and Sisters Three Productions bring you this thought-provoking series of monologues and scenes that will certainly spark conversation and perhaps some enlightenment as well in “The Human Perspective”. The stories are inspired by the casts personal experiences, local writers, poems, and books.
The stories explore how domestic violence and discrimination affects Women and Men in today’s society. These stories are from many perspectives told in a very sensitive but also in an honest way. There is strong language and descriptions of violence that may be disturbing, but trust me these stories are profound and meaningful.
Michelle and I certainly had some deep conversations sparked by the performances we saw in “The Human Perspective”, conversations that continued on to the next day. These conversations were productive and enlightening, I think these are the conversations we all should be having. Go see “The Human Perspective” and see if the show will spark conversations with the people you see the show with.
Director and Producer, Michelle Calhoun says, “Between the two of us, Stephanie and I have performed in over 12 productions of The Vagina Monologues—two of which we also produced. We were always drawn to the project because it raised awareness for preventing violence against women. Because Safe Embrace works with more than women, however, we felt it important to include stories that were not just the female perspective, but inherently human.” “The pieces (in The Human Perspective) are not just about violence against women, either,” Producer and Assistant Director, Stephanie McMullin, adds. “We have also included pieces about racism, domestic violence, equality, acceptance….Each of the pieces was carefully considered before including it in the show. Several of them were written by members of the Reno arts community.”
The Human Perspective is performed at the Potentialist Workshop (836 E. Second Street, Reno). Be forewarned that the performances at the Potentialist Workshop can be a bit chilly in the winter months so bundle up.
Michelle Calhoun and Sisters Three Productions don’t only talk the talk, but walk the walk as a portion of the proceeds will benefit Safe Embrace, a local non-profit organization dedicated to assisting women, men, and children affected by domestic and sexual violence.
The performances are delivered with passion and emotions that will certainly move the audiences.
Here is a list of the actors:
Directed By: Michelle Calhoun, Stephanie McCoy
Jacqueline Fisher Parks
Performances are Thursday, February 22nd through Sunday, February 25th, and Friday, March 2nd through Sunday, March 4th at 7:30 pm. An additional matinee performance will be on Saturday, March 3rd at 2 pm. All shows will be at the Potentialist Workshop (836 E. Second Street, Reno). Please note that this production contains mature content.