“The show was incredible . . . I felt as if I was really watching her life as it happened. It made me think, it made me feel for her; it made me realize how blessed I am. It was heartwarming, heart-wrenching, and in one word amazing. The end was an awesome touch because it was not expected and it to me at least, symbolized her entering her own life, the one she has always wanted.”

Breaking Free:

Survivors of Domestic Violence

Using narrative, dance, dialogue, and original gospel, survivors of domestic violence reach deep to share personal stories and reflections on power, abuse, and their ongoing struggle for freedom. Breaking Free: Survivors of Domestic ViolenceStories of life, love, loss, and renewal as performed by women and men who have experienced and overcome the legacy of domestic violence. Funny, poignant, and fresh, these survivors’ experiences are translated into conversations, monologues, poems, music, and dance. Selections include “Boiling Point,” “Escape Artist,” “Pick Up Lines,” and “Looking Down” and deal with the realities of trying to maintain a semblance of normalcy in the face of unpredictable violence.A post-show discussion and reception offers the opportunity to meet the performers and find out more about local opportunities for service and support. With representatives from the NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Family Violence Prevention Center of Orange County.

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Breaking Free History Here