How Do You Direct a Play About Sexual Assault? How Do You Direct Two of Them?

This past year, director Tyne Rafaeli has had a slightly unusual theme in her work: stories surrounding sexual assault. Earlier this year, Tyne directed “Actually” and currently she’s directing “The Rape of The Sabine Women, By Grace B. Matthias.” We talked to Tyne about how she went about directing two very different plays that deal with sexual assault.

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Women of NYMF 2017

Throughout July and the beginning of August, we will once again feature women involved in this year’s New York Musical Festival. Featuring the women of “Painting Faye Salvez,” “The Fourth Messenger,” “Matthew McConaughey vs. The Devil: An American Myth,” “The Goree All-Girls String Band,” “Play Like a Winner,” “Camp Wanatachi: In Concert,” “Freedom Riders: The Civil Rights Musical,” “Motherfreakinghood,” and the women of the Student Leadership Program.

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Women of NYMF 2016

Throughout July we’ll be featuring women involved in this year’s New York Musical Festival. We visited them at rehearsal studios throughout Manhattan to find out about their shows and their thoughts on the theatre. Featuring “Remission,” “Molly Murphy & Neil deGrasse Tyson…,” “A Lasting Impression,” “Normatively,” “Eh Dah? – Questions for My Father,” ” One Child Born,” “Tink!” “Forest Boy,” and “Dust Can’t Kill Me.”

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