Up: One’s Man’s Journey to Feminism



Northampton Center for the Arts (33 Hawley Street, Northampton, MA 01060, Northampton MA)

Up: One’s Man’s Journey to Feminism
An Autobiographical Play in Support of Gender Equality


What does it take for a man to become a feminist—and why does it matter? In seven diverse and poignant vignettes from his own life, Peter Pruyn (“prine”), a trauma therapist who works with female survivors, takes us on his journey, including the experiences of attending an all-boys primary school, being the only man in a Women’s Studies class, flying as a pilot in Alaska, interviewing at the trauma unit of a psych hospital, and working in a methadone clinic—culminating in a personal reflection on male privilege as a fundamental barrier to social change. Along the way, Peter accompanies himself with improvised piano. Each performance is followed by a period of reflection from the audience.
Peter W. Pruyn is a trauma therapist and performance artist in Northampton, Massachusetts, who believes that gender equality is the most potent leverage point for positive change in society.
He writes about trauma recovery, gender equality, and film at peterpruyn.medium.com.
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