ARTIST STATEMENT

"I'm really not one about reform, I'm about tearing it down, revolution."

- Aja Monet

I am interested in conducting conversations on consent culture, the ethics of social media and its effect on our psyche and to that extent, the effects on our mental health, and our relationship to trauma. My work exists in the intersection of education and entertainment, where the theater is a classroom and the audience left with a desire for self inquiry or to engage in public discourse.

I aim to put survivors voices first and focuses on body autonomy, internalized misogyny and R*pe culture. 

I create using comedy as a reminder that we do not need to re-traumatize an audience in order to communicate our ideas nor should we shy away from telling stories with honesty, and from revealing our humanity. If anything, if we are able to laugh at ourselves or the situation we have already won. My work as an theater artist and poet aims to share the humanity in the unreasonable, the gross, the unthinkable, and the wild, because life exists equally in each.

May we find the “Lila”- the divine play of it all. 

-Star Stone

Bio

Star Stone is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Theatre. She is the writer and creator of ​#MeToo, a one-woman show and Villain Era( premiering in 2024). Star is a former member of the Oakland Slam Poetry Team. She has performed publicly at the NYC Poetry Festival at Governor's Island, The New York Theater Workshop, and La Mama Galleria among others. In 2022, she partnered with the NYC Mayor's Office to ENDGBV and was the host of VOICES: Survivor’s Speak- an evening of healing and transforming through the arts in collaboration with ArtTransforms. Star has also presented at The Beyond the Violence: Stop Domestic Violence Conference and is a member of RAINN's Speaker's Bureau. In 2024, #MeToo was awarded a grant by V-day which is V, formerly known as Eve Ensler's foundation.  

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