The Harlow Gallery, Gaslight Theater and the Family Violence Project invite the public to attend a free live theater performance of “You the Man” at 7pm on Saturday, October 10 at Hallowell City Hall Auditorium at 1 Winthrop Street in Hallowell.
“You the Man”, starring Brian Chamberlain, is an engaging and entertaining 30-minute, one-actor play that addresses unhealthy relationships (bullying, dating violence, sexual assault), and safe bystander intervention. The actor switches quickly and simply from one character to the next, assisted by minimal props, using live theater to empower people, especially young people, to step out of the bystander role and practice safe peer intervention. It promotes a model of empathetic male voices and demonstrates the incredible power of bystander support and action. A post-show discussion between audience and a panel of support professionals will follow the performance. Participating are: Brian Chamberlain, Jon Heath of the Family Violence Project, and Michael Pike, Domestic Violence Investigator in the Kennebec-Somerset District Attorney’s Office. Click here for more information on our panelists.
You the Man is free and open to the public and appropriate for ages 14 to adult. Young people are especially encouraged to attend, from high school grades 9-12 to college students to “20 somethings”, so we are offering a free ticket for every attendee under 30 for a drawing for some great door prizes at the end of the night!
Actor Brian Chamberlain has been performing “You The Man” for the past 7 years. It has sent him to parts of the country that he never thought he’d visit and has changed his life in so many positive ways. You the Man has been presented in over 400 communities, 5 different countries and 46 states, and has touched over 140,000 people. Brian trained with The Second City and is a member of Actors Equity, the Screen Actors Guild SAG, and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists AFTRA.
You the Man is being presented as part of Transforming Violence II: It Takes a Community, an exhibition on domestic violence on view October 2-24, 2015 at the Harlow Gallerym produced in partnership with the Family Violence Project of Augusta.
For more information about You the Man, or to book a date, please contact:
You The Man
603-986-8408 (call anytime)
“It Takes a Community: Transforming Violence II” and related events are funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, and by a grant from the Kay E. Dopp Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.