Maria Project National Tour During Domestic Violence Awareness Month
The INDY Star reports: Domestic Violence Awareness Month seems to be especially timely this October, and playwright Marcella Goheen is appreciative of the attention.
As creator of “The Maria Project” — a one-person play about the 1931 murder of Maria Salazar by the hand of her husband — Goheen took note when the National Domestic Violence Hotline experienced an 84 percent increase in calls after a video leaked in September of football player Ray Rice hitting his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City elevator.
But, overall, she sees society in “cultural denial” about physical, sexual and emotional abuse.
A national tour of “Maria’s Voice” launches Oct. 10 at the Madame Walker Theatre Center.