Cast List Announced for “How To Defend Yourself”


November 20, 2023

Peppermint Creek is excited to announce the cast list for “How To Defend Yourself” below. Thank you to everyone who came out to audition!

Mojdeh – Brittany Renee Bell
Diana –
Carmen Zavala-Kelly
Brandi –
Storm Kopitsch
Kara –
Elena Billard
Nikki –
Racheal Steffens
Andy –
Adrian Wiseman-Rose
Eggo –
TJ Kelly Jr.
Sussanah –

Playwright: Liliana Padilla
Director: Sally Hecksel
Production dates: February 1 – 4 & 8 – 11, 2024
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About “How To Defend Yourself”
Seven college students gather for a DIY self-defense workshop after a sorority sister is raped. They practice using their bodies as weapons. They wrestle with their desires. They learn the limits of self-defense. This new play explores the intersection of sex, community, and what it means to heal in a violent world. Padilla shows how learning self-defense becomes a channel for these college students’ rage, anxiety, confusion, trauma, and desire. The play examines what one wants, how to ask for it, and the ways rape culture threatens one’s body and sense of belonging.

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