schools consent project
Prima Facie proudly supports the Schools Consent Project.
Sexual assault in the US is an epidemic. Every 98 seconds someone in the US is sexually assaulted, with an estimated 735,000 rapes were reported in the US last year.
On the face of it something has to change.
Since this production opened we have received hundreds of emails and social posts from both general audiences and survivors of assault, who have had a deep emotional response to the play.
The volume of people sharing their stories because of seeing the production has simply been overwhelming. Recognising the profound effect the play has had on audiences, we created this page on the Prima Facie website that showcases the artwork and also includes a selection of personal stories.
This artwork was displayed at the theatre, at locations around New York and online. A merging of the play and the community of voices it has created all saying in solidarity that ON THE FACE OF IT SOMETHING HAS TO CHANGE.
Everyone’s Invited is a safe place for survivors to share their stories completely anonymously.
We are a space for all survivors, regardless of identified gender or orientation. If watching PRIMA FACIE has triggered anything in your personal experience and you would like to share this then do please use the link below to find us online and join our community.
You are not alone. The act of sharing their story with Everyone’s Invited allows many survivors a sense of relief, catharsis, empowerment, and gives them a feeling of community and hope.
PEN International, which has been promoting literature and defending freedom of expression worldwide since 1921,
announced a unique partnership with the West End production of multi award-winning Martin McDonagh’s
electrifying play The Pillowman.
With the freedom of writers and debates around censorship making front-page news, PEN International have
confirmed a series of events and initiatives to shine a light on the themes that McDonagh’s acclaimed play examines.
Support by award winning writers, including Burhan Sonmez, Mona Arshi, Yann Martel and Ben Okri. With post-show Q&As and essays on the broader theme of freedom of expression and PEN’s work in support of writers at risk.
A brilliant, forward-thinking theatre that responds to its time and place
Their mission is to use the power of theatre to inspire, entertain and nurture positive social change. In their theatres, communities, schools and outside Liverpool – they hope to ignite the imagination and explore what it is to be human.
We are proud to support the theatres and serve on the board as a trustee.