Wendy, a 17-year-old plus-sized, body-positive makeup artist with her own YouTube channel is having her life exploded by internet trolls. In the meantime, Jess discovers that her long-term boyfriend, Chad, spends his time harassing young women on the internet to “blow off steam.” From here, the two stories converge in a hilarious and insightful examination of the current era of internet harassment, toxic masculinity, and the cycle of abuse towards women in America.
This play by Kari Bentley-Quinn will be directed by guest artist Kevin R. Free, a multidisciplinary voice actor and theater maker whose work has been showcased many places, including Portland Stage (Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill and The Last Five Years); Off-Broadway (Bellomy in The Fantasticks); on audiobooks (Martha Wells’s Murderbot Diaries), and, of course, on the internet (Desert Bluffs, Welcome To Night Vale).
Free tickets available at colby.edu/theaterdance or at the door.
Thursday’s performance is a Colby Wellness Event.