I Dream Before I Take The Stand
ReVamp Collective as part of Mz. Fest 2015 presented a reading of Arlene Hutton's "I Dream Before I Take the Stand"
In this twenty-minute one-act play a defense lawyer cross-examines a woman during her testimony in a sexual assault case—and in doing so, horribly distorts her perfectly innocent walk in the park.
Starring: Karina Balfour and Matt Dell'Olio
Reviews of the play:
“A feminist classic.”
—The List (Edinburgh)
“…a riveting piece of theatre. The writing is pithy and fierce.”
—New Jersey Independent
“…David Mamet overtones, but far more sympathy for the female victim enduring a nightmare quizzing than Mamet ever musters.”
—New York Newsday