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Northampton Forbes Library, Play
March 11 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm EST
An event every day that begins at 2:30 pm, repeating until March 11, 2023
Up: One Man’s Journey to Feminism – An Autobiographical Play in Support of Gender Equality
What does it take for a man to become a feminist–and why does it matter? In seven diverse and poignant vignettes from his own life, Peter Pruyn (“prine”), a trauma therapist who works with female survivors, takes us on his journey, including the experiences of attending an all-boys primary school, being the only man in a Women’s Studies class, flying as a pilot in Alaska, interviewing at the trauma unit of a psych hospital, and working in a methadone clinic—culminating in a personal reflection on male privilege as a fundamental barrier to social change. Along the way, Peter accompanies himself with improvised piano. Each performance is followed by a period of audience reflections.
Two Free Public Performances:
Friday, March 10, 2023, 2:45 pm
Saturday, March 11, 2023, 2:45 pm
Forbes Library Community Room, Northampton
Doors open 2:45, Show 3-5pm. Due to the contemplative nature of the performance, audience members are asked to be seated by 2:55.
While the performance is free, registration is required by emailing up_theplay[at]icloud.com. Seating is limited.
Content Warning: Contains references to physical and emotional violence. Recommended for ages 15 and over.
Peter W. Pruyn (“prine”) is a trauma therapist, author, and performance artist in Western Massachusetts who works with female survivors. He writes about trauma recovery, and gender equality.