The Impact of Interaction

A two-person team of highly-trained educators takes the audience on an interactive, relevant, and often-hilarious exploration of the cultural messaging we receive about gender, sexuality, sexual health and intimate relationships. It examines what role culture and privilege play in justifying unhealthy and dangerous beliefs about what is acceptable social and sexual behavior. This is all accomplished through facilitated dialogue and several semi-improvisational scenes, the final of which features a college student defending his buddy from a recent accusation of rape. This scene then leads to a focused discussion on the role we all play in stopping sexual violence. It enables audiences to identify intervention strategies and positively change the way they think, communicate and act by encouraging bystander intervention in all aspects of their life.

By the numbers

The proof is in the performances. As a result of its tremendous reputation in the higher education community among both students and administration, Sex Signals has been performed over 3,500 times at colleges and universities of all sizes and has been seen by over 1 million students worldwide. MORE THAN 80% of institutions would definitely have the program return. In fact, Sex Signals was awarded “Speaker of the Year” from Campus Activities Magazine in 2015 and 2016.

The Takeaway

Want to truly connect with students on this very important issue? Deliver the message with equal parts humor and powerful principle. This customizable program is designed to:

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Engage audiences in a focused discussion on social pressures, gender stereotypes, unrealistic sexual expectations, and the role of alcohol surrounding hooking up and intimate relationships

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Establish how these beliefs, attitudes and behaviors can lead to sexual violence

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Delineate the difference between seduction and coercion; define the nature of sexual violence

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Empower the audience to identify predatory behavior in others and intervene to support vulnerable members in their communities

  • “I know from our participant evaluations that the students are overwhelmingly impacted in a positive manner. We have continued to bring this show back time and again because our students have demanded that we do so!”
    Jodi K. Caldwell, Director, Counseling Center & Chair, Sexual Assault Response Team, Georgia Southern University
  • “The impact of this performance was great. Our students are talking about it, challenging each other and more aware of the issues.”
    Amanda Manning, Director of Residential Life and Student Activities, Maine Maritime Academy
  • “You guys made such a triggering and touchy subject out as incredibly approachable. It really meant a lot, and the character of your staff is incredible.”
    Rachael, Student, University of North Carolina (Asheville)
  • “I just got to see you all talk to Emory & Henry College and I just wanted to say thank you for giving us the real, honest, chill conversation that we all probably needed back in "Sex Ed". I appreciate the openness and the inclusive outlook on sex that you all presented. What you're doing is awesome! Keep on doing that!”
    Alex, Student, Emory & Henry College

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