$4,147.00

Raised of $5,250 goal.


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This campaign ended on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015

Thank you for investing in interdisciplinary artists who recognize the gravity of sexual assault. Though our campaign is over, if you would still like to contribute to It’s Not That Simple, gifts can now be made here: www.asufoundation.org/ints

Why it matters

Rape culture on college campuses is a systemic issue across the country. One in four college women will experience sexual assault during their academic career. This issue is even more pertinent on ASU's campus, which was one of the first 50 schools to be investigated by the FBI during a probe into how sexual assault is handled on college campuses.

With all the attention that sexual assault garners, there is a high need to actively engage the community in an open conversation around what needs to change. There are already national and local efforts to spark dialogue and It's Not That Simple takes it one step further. 


It's Not That Simple 

It's Not That Simple exposes a new narrative around an issue that is traditionally taboo and unaddressed. We put faces and voices to statistics by sharing real stories embodied in our performers.

We are a group of interdisciplinary artists who recognize the gravity of sexual assault. Because of our backgrounds, we firmly believe in the power that performance has to cultivate social change. Our efforts have resulted in the creation and reiterations of It's Not That Simple.

We are raising funds to increase the production value of the performance, provide stipends for our creative team, and broaden our marketing reach to those who need to hear the message. 

Keep up to date on the rehearsal process and the campaign by visiting our event pages on FaceBook.  

History of It's Not That Simple

It's Not That Simple started as a means of using performance as a way to raise awareness on the issue of sexual assault on college campuses. The first performance took place at the University of Maine in 2008, at which time the director, Molly W. Schenck, noticed the extreme impact it had on the performers' personal lives. One performer shared that he had recurring dreams in which he would reach out to help someone in a violent situation and his hands would turn to sand. Several other performers discussed sleep disturbances and adopting the behavioral symptoms of their characters.

After observing the vicarious trauma several performers experienced, the director revived the performance in 2011 to embark upon a more in-depth study of the impact on performers and audiences. The findings of this research were presented at the SCOPE (School and College Organization for Prevention Educators) national conference and highlighted in an article about bystander intervention in the publication "Inside Higher Ed" Check out the article by clicking here!

The 2016 version of INTS will be a part of Schenck's MFA applied project. In addition to the performance, Schenck is continuing her research on the impact of this show on those involved.

Performances this Week! 

  Published on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 at 07:54 AM (MST)



Performances this Week! 

  Published on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 at 07:34 AM (MST)

Everyone's help with spreading the word and financial support has made it possible for our creative team to get this show ready to execute. Please join us this Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 4pm for one unforgettable audience experience. Please click the link below for further information. Hope to see you all there!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1638373739756133/permalink/1675282802731893/?ref=4&action_history=null





70%! 

  Published on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 at 04:48 PM (MST)

We have reached 70% of our goal and are about to break the $4,000 mark! Here is a new video of the cast discussing the importance of the project!


The Last Mile - A Look into INTS 

  Published on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015 at 04:49 AM (MST)



6 days left! 

  Published on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 at 10:01 PM (MST)

We have six days left of our campaign and are at 65% of our goal! Please consider sharing our wonderful project with others! Thank you to all the support we have gotten within the past week!  Here is a portion of the cast working with a piece about the voices you may hear behind the walls...


12 days left! 

  Published on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015 at 09:00 PM (MST)

We are so excited to extend our campaign for 10 more days! That gives us 12 days to reach our goal! Please consider sharing our campaign with others and help us meet our goal!


49%!!! 

  Published on Monday, Oct. 26, 2015 at 11:42 PM (MST)

Thank you so much to our awesome supporters! We are so close to breaking 50% of our fundraising goals! Please consider sharing our wonderful project with friends or even donating again! 


A Brief History! 

  Published on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 at 04:53 PM (MST)

We've reached 34% our goal and have 8 days left! We appreciate all the support we've gotten and would love for you to share our project! Here is Molly sharing some history for 'It's Not that Simple'!


One Minute with the Director! 

  Published on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 at 04:51 PM (MST)

With only 8 days left of our campagin, our director, Molly Schenck, will be offering some wonderful insight to our creative practices! Here is the first!


Knee Pads! 

  Published on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015 at 01:47 AM (MST)

We're about to hit the 30% benchmark! Thank you to all who have donated and supported our project! Here is part of the cast working in our new knee pads for the show!


2 weeks down! 

  Published on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015 at 10:20 PM (MST)

Thanks again to our wonderful supporters of 'It's Not That Simple'! Please consider sharing our project with others!

https://asu.useed.net/projects/269/give/100/3696


Here is the cast exploring ideas of resilience through movement!


15% and counting! 

  Published on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 at 08:56 PM (MST)

Thank you to all who have supported our project! We've made it to our 15% benchmark and are determined to make it to our goal! Here is a snapshot of some of the cast in our devising process for 'It's Not That Simple'!


Kara Ward-Tobin

Gave $27.00

Jordan Tompkins

Gave $40.00

Hayla Stewart

Gave $5.00

Florence Sorosiak

Gave $27.00

Mark Sorosiak

Gave $27.00

Joseph Sanford

Gave $5.00

Barbara Sorosiak

Gave $35.00

Keith/Fany Brandon

Gave $27.00

Mary Beth Willett

Gave $27.00

Steven Jozef

Gave $5.00

Deanne Dutton

Gave $15.00

Julie Akerly

Gave $10.00

Whitney Quandt

Gave $50.00

Jonathan Erde

Gave $7.00

Lauren Scott

Gave $80.00

Sabrina Carlton

Gave $27.00

Agnotti Cowie

Gave $10.00

ER Scott

Gave $50.00

Mollie Flanagan

Gave $10.00

Jean Davis

Gave $27.00

Karen Schupp

Gave $68.00

Cassandra Henri

Gave $27.00

Elizabeth Guillemette

Gave $27.00

M Matos

Gave $27.00

Brittany Abshere

Gave $20.00

Annette Schuchardt

Gave $27.00

Kirsten Findlay

Gave $20.00

Adam and Erika Mendez

Gave $50.00

richard olson

Gave $27.00

Mary beth Maliney

Gave $68.00

Elizabeth Johnson

Gave $68.00

Elizabeth Dovinsky

Gave $15.00

LEAH AND ED DELCOURT

Gave $25.00

Matthew Ragan

Gave $68.00

Jevin Hodge

Gave $27.00

Terri Morrison

Gave $107.00

Jayashree Ganesan

Gave $50.00

Alex Ungerman

Gave $10.00

Lisa and Dave Chizek

Gave $250.00

Raji Ganesan

Gave $10.00

Dana Walker

Gave $68.00

Pegge Vissicaro

Gave $27.00

D Ellen Gallo

Gave $50.00

Riley cash

Gave $11.00

Micah Kriston

Gave $10.00

Ryan Yin

Gave $5.00

Shannon Feisel

Gave $10.00

Tomas Stanton

Gave $50.00

Petra Lehmab

Gave $27.00

christina steffen

Gave $50.00

Emily May

Gave $30.00

Julie Rada

Gave $15.00

Kyoko Perkins

Gave $30.00

Rita Thompson

Gave $27.00

Erin Delaney

Gave $27.00

Julia Winetrout

Gave $107.00

Malynda Chizek Frouard

Gave $20.00

Elizabeth Allan

Gave $107.00

David Boosamra

Gave $50.00

Tanya Tarango

Gave $15.00

Tiffany Antor

Gave $27.00

Stephanie Sorosiak

Gave $10.00

Ajay Karpur

Gave $10.00

Michelle Bryant

Gave $10.00

Ashley Miller

Gave $5.00

Jana Plasky

Gave $27.00

Tanya Tarango

Gave $10.00

Rachelle Simon Rasmussen

Gave $20.00

Ashley Gamba

Gave $27.00

Nancy Winetrout-Schenck

Gave $107.00

Barbara Hegg

Gave $27.00

Rita & John Daggett

Gave $27.00

Joya Scott

Gave $10.00

Ryan Kirkpatrick

Gave $68.00

Anthony Arnista

Gave $27.00

Susan drisko

Gave $68.00

Jacob Pinholster

Gave $107.00

Ashley Kenna

Gave $27.00

Preston Thompson

Gave $20.00

Norwood Pearson-Waclawik

Gave $27.00

Vickie Hall

Gave $10.00

felix cruz

Gave $107.00

Jessica Bishop

Gave $68.00

Nisha Singh

Gave $68.00

Derek Francis

Gave $27.00

Allyson Yoder

Gave $10.00

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Make an Impact

#INTS2016

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A gift of this amount represents $1 for each member of the 2016 It's Not That Simple creative team.

68% unreported

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According to the Department of Justice, 68% of sexual assault cases in the United States go unreported.

107 seconds

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Every 107 seconds one person is sexually assaulted in the United States, according to the Department of Justice.

350 and counting

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Since its inception, approximately 350 cast and audience members have been impacted by It's Not That Simple.