withlove,felicia -Abuse is not love
Withlove, Felicia-Abuse is not LOVE, is a spoken word play with the creative highlights and energy of Dani Cleveland, Doriette Jordan, Paula Bell and Felicia Webster. Directed by Denise Chapman, this highly charged play uses interactive dialogue, gospel, hip hop and theater to disseminate information on the cycle of abuse. With personal testimonies and emotional ups and downs, this is a show that is dedicated to keeping it real and telling the truth about domestic violence, it's the healing journey and support needed to make it through the storm.
We just became a speaker under Humanities Nebraska and are available for travel in and out of state. This show is also adaptable for specified audiences with notice. For more information for your agency and or cause please send requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"I absolutely enjoyed your play Withlove Felicia!!! It made me laugh,cry.and feel inspired. I felt like someone knew what I had been thru and there's hope for a beautiful life after abuse.My hope is that you and your cast can share this truly brilliant play with as many people as possible!!! You and you cast are talented beyond belief!!!"-Tasha
"While watching Withlove Felicia's play, I felt the need to cry. As her story unfolded it occurred to me that she was telling a story very similar to mine. Seeing her share the journey from abuse to healing, I knew I could do it. I sought out help from our local women's center. It hasn't been an easy journey to healing. But for the first time I feel whole and aware. I thank the universe for guiding me to her show that night. I thank all the women who put it on. Especially Withlove Felicia " - Tracy
Your play gave me a reflection that I needed. Although I’ve never been shy with exposing my past, and because I do believe it heals to do so. It made me look at myself and how I react to certain things or perceive people who may not have been as strong. It allows empathy to those still struggling with what so many assume is common sense. Thank you for this. - Janine
My favorite part was the musical transitions. The song selections perfectly conveyed the cycle, the thoughts and the healing and those harmonies were lush and beautiful.
I also enjoyed the education about the cycle of abuse, its effects and the way that we don't know can hurt us. The way that silence about this form of domestic terrorism can hurt us. As a survivor and healer myself, education is sooooo important.- Paulissa