The Impact Festival opened on Tuesday, September 12, with the world premiere of The Treatment, a new play by Eve Ensler (The Vagina Monologues, The Good Body). In attendance at the opening night party, which took place at Butter, were stars such as Lynn Redgrave, Marian Seldes and Rosario Dawson.
Starring Dylan McDermott ("The Practice") and Portia and directed by Leigh Silverman, The Treatment
is "a two character drama that delves beneath the layers of power, fear
and intimacy between a traumatized soldier (and former military
interrogator) and the female psychologist Colonel who is assigned to
give him a routine treatment. What follows is a blunt exploration of
torture, accountability and a soldier's 'duty' to commit atrocities in
the name of democracy," according to press notes.
The Impact Festival celebrates the Culture Project's 10th anniversary. It is a New York City-wide arts festival focusing on human
rights, social justice, and political action that runs from September 12 to October
Visit www.cultureproject.org for tickets and more information.
Lynn Redgrave and Marian Seldes
Leigh Silverman (director) and Lisa Kron
Eve Ensler and Dylan McDermott