I Killed the Cow

HOW DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION VOCALIZE AND DISCUSS SEXUALITY AND SEXUAL ASSAULT?

I Killed the Cow is a one-woman show that tours the country to inspire discourse and reflection, further understanding in the realm of assault, and ultimately change organizational culture. Through the use of humor and physical storytelling we help open up the conversation about sex in a way that is more digestible. We stimulate organizations to recognize their community, and move beyond beliefs rooted in traditional power structures. This increases engagement and allows for more inclusivity, leading to higher profit margins and a more advantageous learning environment.

COMMUNICATE.

  • I Killed the Cow — the semi-autobiographical one-woman show — uses personal narrative to open the floor for communication.
  • It is the dynamic story of one woman as she unearths the moments in her life that have shaped her into the sexual being that she is — including her assault.

CONNECT.

  • The inclusive style and spirited honesty allows for audiences to relate their own experiences of sexuality and consent.
  • By including comedy, I Killed the Cow allows dialogue to happen in a way that traditional lectures and team building exercises do not.

CHANGE.

  • We lead post-show discussions and workshops that allow for communities to strengthen, increasing collaboration, and therefore increasing growth prospects.

I KILLED THE COW TOURS THE COUNTRY, ALLOWING THE SHOW AND THE DISCUSSIONS THAT FOLLOW TO COME DIRECTLY TO YOU. THERE ARE 2 WAYS TO BRING I KILLED THE COW TO YOUR ORGANIZATION.

The Show + Led Talkback 

The performer, Larissa Marten, will perform I Killed the Cow at your organization. After the 50-minute performance, she will lead a talkback session, fostering meaningful dialogue with the opportunity for learning potential. Larissa brings experience as a performer and writer, having worked at the Kennedy Center, the Michigan Shakespeare Festival, the Renaissance Theater in Berlin, Germany, and Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company.

The Show + Workshop 

Larissa will perform I Killed the Cow at your organization. After the 50-minute performance, the director of I Killed the Cow, Leia Squillace, will join Larissa in leading a detailed workshop. Participants will not only have the opportunity to reflect on the performance, but apply their findings in an interactive forum. Leia brings experience, having worked with University of Michigan’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center.

In both options, we will work with you to customize I Killed the Cow for your organization’s needs. contact us at ikilledthecow@gmail.com for more information on pricing, and how to best fit I Killed the Cow for you. For more information on the show and the corresponding workshop, feel free to download the below one-sheets.

Click here to download the one-sheet about I Killed the Cow, the one-woman show.

Click here to download the one-sheet about the show’s accompanying workshop.

We have brought I Killed the Cow to various businesses, non-profits, and educational institutions. Some of those organizations include…

  • The First Person Arts Festival — Philadelphia, PA
  • The Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley – Boulder, CO
  • Heal Me Too Festival — New York, NY
  • Sarasolo Festival — Sarasota, FL
  • The Dramatists Guild of America — New York, NY
  • Jefferson Playhouse with the Chicago Fringe Festival — Chicago, IL
  • AFA Gallery with the Scranton Fringe Festival — Scranton, PA
  • Pine Street Church with the Boulder Fringe Festival — Boulder, CO
  • Augsburg University with the Minnesota Fringe Festival — Minneapolis, MN
  • United Solo Festival — New York, NY
  • Duderstadt Video Center, University of Michigan — Ann Arbor, MI

One in four people are affected by workplace sexual harassment, but about 75% of all workplace harassment goes unreported.

– US EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION

One in five women will be sexually assaulted during their time at college, but about 90% of all campus harassment goes unreported.

– US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE