“Joy is an act of Resistance”, “In a society where your worth is measured by your output, practice the art of sacred rest”- me. “Multiple Entry Points”
Star Stone is a poet, playwright, performer and educator whose work focuses on disrupting rape culture. She is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, UCB LA’s Improv School, and is a proud member of the League of Professional Theatre Women and the Dramatist’s Guild. In 2017, Star developed a comedic one-woman show, #MeToo, at the Marsh Theatre in San Francisco under the guidance of director David Ford. #MeToo is a true story comedy about spiritual subcultures, online dating, and domestic violence. #MeToo had its world premiere at the largest solo theatre festival on the West Coast, The Whitefire Theatre’s SOLOFEST produced by award-winning Artistic Director, Bryan Rasmussen and Directed by Jessica Lynn Johnson, founder of Soaring Solo LLC. The show then went on to perform at The Hollywood Fringe Festival in 2018 and Second City Hollywood in 2019. Star is a former member of the Oakland Slam Poetry Team and has read and performed poetry at The New York Theatre Workshop, Poetic Open Sessions, Nomadic Press at Get Lit, Queensfest (raising money for Yellowhammer Fund to keep abortions accessible and legal), Influx Queer Poetry Collective, Book Soup, Alley Cat Bookstore, and many others. Star’s writing has appeared in publications such as BUST Magazine, SageWoman Magazine, Shakti Yogi Journal, and many others. She currently hosts the “Womxn’s Poetry Mic,” a virtual open-mic at the League of Professional Theatre Women.
“During TAP, I co-facilitated our first salon, offering a poem at the Open Mic portion, and led a guided movement/meditation at the beginning, as well as offered support throughout. I was apart of the Inclusive and Collaborative Art Making Fieldwork Workshop during TAP. I live in Brooklyn, and at the onset of TAP I finished co-teaching an online course with East Hampton High. The course was called “Girls Gaze”, which supports students to access storytelling through film. I currently teach yoga in person.”
Most Memorable TAP Moment:
“MEOW MEOW, PERIOD”
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“WHAT IF WE HAD A HOLIDAY FOR SURVIVORS”
By Star Stone
What if we had a national holiday for survivors, where every woman, trans, and non-binary
individual got a day off
They would be handed medals for serving their country
Home of the brave, where the brave aren’t free.
Today we remember them and mourn those we lost.
Maybe then we’d see how many seats in school rape occupies
How many homes its lived in
How many sports games its in played in
How many hospitals its died in
Maybe then we’d treat our survivors like we treat our veterans, each fighting a war that wasn’t
theirs to begin with, and if we come out alive-
We are told we are survivors, handed a medal and
a pat on the back
Thank you for serving your country.