“When We’re Home” is a nonfiction play about domestic and intimate partner violence in Kansas City. The piece is comprised primarily of monologues, with some dialogue and poetry, and was scripted using the real words of local interviewees. Thirty-five hours of transcripts were collected from interviews with survivors, individuals who grew up in violent homes, law enforcement, advocates, experts, therapists and nurses.
The lead characters are all based on the words and experiences of the survivors. These stories represent many demographics, including male survivors and those from same-sex relationships. We hope to break down the stereotypes and stigma that often accompany relationship violence, by providing an intimate look inside the thoughts, feelings, experiences and insights of Kansas City residents from all walks of life.
Co-sponsored by SAFEHOME and The Writers Place in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.