Catharsis Productions’ founders, Dr. Gail Stern and Christian Murphy meet at a one-act play competition.
Two Shows Collide
Combining their theater experience, advocacy, education and flair for comedy, Stern and Murphy create and produce “The Sensitive Swashbuckler & Other Dating Myths” at Chicago’s Stage Left Theater to rave reviews.
Catharsis Productions is formed.
Birth of Sex Signals
“The Sensitive Swashbuckler …” is renamed “Sex Signals,” which has been seen by 1.2 million people to date on college campuses and military installations.
Catharsis Productions wins the Moxie Award for creative efforts to combat sexual violence from the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault.
RVA + Catharsis Productions
Catharsis Productions receives the Visionary Award from Rape Victim Associates.
Sex Signals in the Military
Sex Signals is added to the U.S. Army’s Basic Training.
Speaker of The Year
Sex Signals is awarded “Speaker of the Year” from Campus Activities Magazine.
Speaker of the Year (encore)
Sex Signals is awarded for second year in a row “Speaker of the Year” from Campus Activities Magazine.
Dr. Gail Stern is awarded the EVAWI Media Excellence award for her decades of work changing the cultural dialogue around sexual violence, harassment and gender stereotypes.