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From the page to the stage:

Lived Through This, the critically praised book by Anne K. Ream, has been adapted for the stage through a collaboration with The Voices and Faces Project and Women’s Media Group-Chicago.

Join us for a special staged reading in Chicago on June 9th.

Part personal history of activist and writer Anne K. Ream’s experience rebuilding her life in the wake of sexual violence, part memoir of a multi-country journey spent listening to survivors, Lived Through This has been adapted for the stage by Anne K. Ream, award-winning playwright Marilyn Campbell-Lowe, and award-winning new talent Caity-Shea Violette. Directed by 16th Street Theater’s Ann Filmer, the theatrical adaptation of Lived Through This features an ensemble of actors and live musical performances inspired by the rock and soul playlist that helped the book’s author heal. This is a play about the lives we live after saying #MeToo, and the gorgeous, funny, outspoken, all-too human women and men who are living them.

“Lived Through This features heart-stopping, beautifully rendered stories of survivors powerfully illustrating the notion that when we tell our stories, we change the story,” says Eve Ensler (author of The Vagina Monologues). This special performance during Printers Row Lit Fest—one of North America’s preeminent book fairs—is presented by Women’s Media Group and The Voices and Faces Project in partnership with our community allies. A talkback with the book’s author will follow the program.