Safe Space

When their group therapy ends prematurely, eight girls say goodbye with a “safe space” slumber party, only to find they have unfinished business with each other. To celebrate their two years together they host a no holds barred “safe space” slumber party and it quickly becomes evident the therapy is ending at pivotal moments in each of these girls’ lives. Even for one night they cannot stop the outside forces that shape who they are: opioids, mental illness, slut shaming, and an inadequate foster system. These girls try to work together to shoulder the burden of living in a world where suddenly, there are no “safe spaces.” Featuring an ensemble of 8 female actors, Safe Space is a positive statement about the brutal reality of the world. Emerging from a high stakes backdrop, these brave middle schoolers still find magic and joy and greet their problems with a smile and a meme.

Ashley Salazar as Clementina
Anasofia Gallegos as Dolores
Caroline Rensel as Lauren
Danela Butler as Tiara
Devotion Charles as Paris
Kacy Caughlin as Britney
Sam Harrison as Casey
Sarah Garcia as Jo

Directed by Kyleigh Archer
Devised by Ensemble
Stage Manager – Ryan Peacock
Asst. Stage Manager – Megan Wright
Choreographer – Claire Marx
Sound Designer – Liam Lawe
Lighting Designer – Joe Wagner