Asking For It Front Cover

Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9781772012668
Pages: 224
Pub. Date: December 17 2020
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.5625"
Rights: Available: WORLD
Non-Fiction / SOC060000

  • DRAMA / Canadian
  • DRAMA / Women Authors
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sexual Abuse & Harassment

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Asking For It
and What I Call Her
By Ellie Moon

Two plays from rising Canadian theatre star Ellie Moon. Asking For It looks at gender roles and sexual consent in the wake of the Ghomeshi scandal, and considers the various ways in which sexual consent is understood personally, culturally, and legally. In this documentary play, Moon speaks with people of all ages and backgrounds about their assumptions and experiences around consent to sexual relations, and with legal experts about the current state of sexual assault law in Canada. What I Call Her is a play about gaps in how people perceive and understand the world they live in, female generational rage, and the loneliness of holding on to one’s own truth.

“A bracing pleasure … A sly, intelligent piece of documentary theatre borne of Ghomeshi-gate.”
—the Globe and Mail

“You might call What I Call Her something between insufferable and incredible... the psychological depth wrought from this unbearableness has a magnetic pull [which] is the mark of some serious art.”—Martha Schabas

“an incredible accomplishment…vital theatre​.”—Intermission

“Moon develops this conversation with bare truth and passion. She investigates where our anger comes from, or our fear, and how quickly we can change from the person we think ourselves to be... An excellent play that provokes thought and consideration.”—Amy Strizic