D&A The Alley, is an immersive theatrical experience that derives from the short experimental film created by Mary Monahan and Nicole Costa, based on Monahan's experience of sexual assault by filmmaker James Toback. Her own story of being victimized, connects her with the experiences of hundreds of women in the world, shedding light on the Global and systemic problem of sexual abuse.
This immersive theatrical experience will allow the audience to have a visceral experience of the horror just before a sexual assault happens and the aftermath. They will travel through an “alley” where they will be navigating the situations and environments where in which sexual assault has thrived under the abuse of male power. The audience will be confronted with the grooming process, fear, shame, and loss of control. They will be forced to examine their own role in a society that has been silent and victim blaming for far too long. This insight into a survivor’s experience will hopefully help to stop the forever and painful question “How did you let it happen?”