Today, during my first days living in Berlin, I start a series writing about ART in Stuttgart. I attended one impressive piece of art in February, but it stays with me still, daily.
2019. V-day in Stuttgart. V from Violence. Violence again women and girls.
NEAT (New English American Theatre) Stuttgart is a traveling theatre club.
I saw the plays at Merlin Kulturcafé during “Dark Monday”, always the first Monday of the month. And the money for the tickets were donated to a charity.
In total I attended 3 plays:
– one fantastic with Christmas stories
– another one very emotional called “One page plays”
– and V-Day.
But the one that impressed me the most was about V-Day. Is a play destined to empower people with knowledge about violence agains women and girls.
I still have no many words after that evening. I want to say I felt rage and sadness, but actually I feel privileged and grateful for being born when and where I was born.
The play is such a lesson about tolerance. And about acceptance.
Instead of a conclusion
All poems and readings impressive. But the one that stayed with me long after I left is below.
Alice Walker and her poem “To Stop the Violence Against Woman”
To stop the violence
Against the Woman,
Stop the violence
A Woman, your own
In my world women are kind with other women and with themselves.