In GROUP S.O.S. by Bonnie Culver, the S.O.S stands for Survivors Of Sexual abuse. In two separate 1-hour plays, male or female survivors both confront and comfort one another as they begin their processes of healing. Appropriate for a teen or adult audience, previous productions of these plays have led to audience members seeking help as they begin to recognize themselves among the characters.
The plays are male and female explorations of an adult therapy group (Survivors of Sexual Abuse) in which the characters meet, clash with, and eventually work to heal one another. The language and delicacy with which the subject matter is handled makes it accessible to high school and college students, a number of whom, statistically, have probably experienced some of the situations in the plays. Reading the two plays side by side reveals that they are essentially the same play structure but are different plays.
Originally, the play presented only the drama of a woman’s therapy group. But, after its first production at Hollywood High in California, it was apparent that something was missing: all the young men who had been molested. Men being open and vulnerable about themselves and their experiences can affect people a great deal. Although the plays are about an adult therapy group, the characters have been molested in their youth, which gives a distance that allows conversation with teen victims about their current experiences.
These plays may be useful for drama therapy practitioners, abuse survivor support groups, high schools, colleges, mental health centers, prisons and community support groups.
Both the playwright, Bonnie Culver, and its first director, Adam Hill, recommend that the play be done in conjunction with an existing school counseling program.
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Group S.O.S.: Survivors Of Sexual Abuse - Licence Performance
* Performance rights are only granted after the required number of scripts have been purchased. * The minimum required number of scripts is your cast size + 2. These may be purchased as either (1) hardcopies (printed) OR (2) as a downloadable, printable PDF, and you print enough copies for your cast & crew.
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