How To Defend Yourself (Off-Broadway, New York Theatre Workshop, 2023) | Playbill

How To Defend Yourself



After a sorority sister is raped, seven college students gather for a DIY self-defense workshop. They learn to use their bodies as weapons. They learn to fend off attackers. They learn “not to be a victim.” Self-defense becomes a channel for their rage, anxiety, confusion, trauma and desire—lots of desire.

Co-Directed by Rachel Chavkin, Liliana Padilla & Steph Paul


Drama Desk Award
2023 Outstanding Fight Choreography Nominee
Lucille Lortel Award
2023 Outstanding Sound Design Nominee

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