Behind Closed Doors, the riveting original play written by 15 survivors of domestic violence and members of SOAR, returned to a virtual audience on May 12, 2021. This play, which premiered in 2012 and has been performed to sold-out audiences throughout the years, is a true account of domestic violence, hope and survival. The play draws audiences into the lives of survivors to dispel the stigmas of this often misunderstood abuse, making Behind Closed Doors a must-see event.
Intended for mature audiences only: Explicit Content, Strong Language
"It was the most compelling presentation regarding domestic violence I have seen. With real life stories presented in a creative way, the play took the audience from early warning signs of domestic violence, to psychological control and physical abuse, to escape and finally ongoing survivorship; it encompassed all aspects of the cycle of violence. The strength of the women presenting their stories was inspiring on many levels. Everyone should view this play, especially young people starting out in new relationships."
-Peter F. Kilmartin, former Rhode Island Attorney General
"Behind Closed Doors was such an inspiring, educational, and emotional presentation. Going in, I was prepared to listen to women's stories about domestic violence, but I had no idea that I would be leaving with a realization of how common and destructive domestic violence is."
"I would like to start off by saying that this was the most influential school event that I have been to in my college career. The courage that these women put on display to tell their stories was something that I had never seen before. I am thankful that I was there to witness it."