Last Friday, the interactive play “Ashley’s Consent” received an award for collaboration from the Division of Student Affairs at their annual fall kick-off. “Ashley’s Consent,” which is put on in partnership by the Center for Arts in Medicine, the Dean of Students Office, the office of victim services and STRIVE, is a play that hopes to raise awareness about sexual assault.
The play is a unique theatrical experience for audience members who move around the space with the actors, following the story of a young woman’s sexual assault through live action and video. The performance is followed by an interactive discussion focusing on the question “what constitutes a sexual assault and when should I intervene?” The play received an award for its collaborative effort between UF’s Center for Arts in Medicine and departments within the Division of Student Affairs.
Jeff Pufhal, the director of “Ashley’s Consent,” says he was honored to accept the award for collaboration from the Division of Student Affairs.
“Collaboration is central to the mission of the Center for Arts in Medicine and it has been my honor to bring sexual assault education to our students through theatre with this initiative” says Pufhal. “We're on the lookout for more Campus collaborators interested in working together to make UF a safer, more inclusive, and aware community.”
“Ashley’s Consent” will be taking place from April 11-14, 2017, at 7:30 pm in the Newins-Ziegler Hall breezeway. For more information about the play visit arts.ufl.edu.