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DescriptionSeven 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 play by writer, director, and community builder Liliana Padilla is the thirteenth winner of the Yale Drama Series prize.
Yale University Press
September 22, 2020
5.4 X 0.5 X 8.9 inches | 0.5 pounds
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About the Author
Liliana Padilla makes stories about belonging, healing, and transformation. How to Defend Yourself premiered at the Humana Festival and Victory Gardens Theatre and was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Liliana received an MFA in playwriting from UC San Diego.