ReNaming Shaim

A play by Alethea McCollin

RENAMING SHAIM is a non-linear, episodic, memory play about three women’s victory over adversity. Shay/Shaim has a secret! She was sexually abused as a child! Yet, her journey to emotional freedom is complicated by the self-destructive habits she adopts as coping mechanisms. She, Danni, and Jan meet later in life when they seek therapy for their childhood trauma. It is in revealing and confronting their trauma and the stigmas they have carried all their lives that they are finally able to heal their wounds and use their experiences to help other people heal too.

Age Restrictions: 14+
Trigger Warnings: Sexual trauma, eating disorder, alcoholism