“The Hidden Voices project allowed these . . . young people to explore their ideas, beliefs and perspectives . . . They had never been asked their opinion and didn't believe that people wanted to hear what they thought . . . . Hidden Voices recognized their courage to stand up for what they believed; it showed them that you can challenge and question constructively by affirming your place as part of a dialogue. Most of all, I think Hidden Voices showed them that their voices mattered.”

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