Throughout the year NCJW/Essex tackles serious issues with dynamic educational programming. We bring these topics out into the open to start a dialogue and prompt action.


A Play Combating Sexism and Sexual Violence
by Katie Cappiello

Raw. Uncensored. Moving. 
These are words used to describe SLUT: The Play, whose theatrical release in South Orange, NJ, is being produced by NCJW/Essex and directed by Joey Brenneman (

The play addresses the topics of rape culture, slut-shaming and consent in a world where teens post racy photos of themselves online and accept naked images of each other. The goal is to get parents and children to discuss these topics — and the need to take responsibility for their actions — following the thought-provoking, personal accounts described by teens in the play. A talk-back with the audience will follow.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

SOPAC (South Orange Performing Arts Center), 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ

Tickets: $36 for adults; $12 for students; $10 early bird/group discount for teens until May 1, 2017.

Tickets may be purchased online at SOPAC,, at the box office, or by calling (973) 313-2787.


This production is funded through a grant

from The Healthcare  Foundation of New Jersey






SLUT: A Play and Guidebook for Combating Sexism and Sexual Violence by Katie Cappiello and Meg McInerney, is available for purchase on and