Barking Back at the Cat-Callers
WOOF barks back with everyday tales of cat-calling.
We've started a digital conversation, sharing stories and sparking a discussion about cat-calling and street harassment.
We’ll be taking inspiration from these stories and conversations to launch the show, by dramatising these digital debates in live performance.
We are creating a performance that reacts, responds and demands change.
Read on to find out how to join the protest - we want to hear your thoughts.
Why This? Why Now?
In 2019 we set our sights on a new project, inspired by campaigns raising awareness about street harassment.
We want to make a show that asks: Why do we still allow cat-calling to exist? What affects does it have on people? Is there anything we can do to stop it?
This might seem a strange time to be launching a project about street harassment when we shouldn’t be leaving our homes. With the world at a sudden halt, how can reach people to start the conversations we wanted to, without coming together physically?
Digitally, is our answer.
We're doing this project step by step. This is a difficult time, and we want to be mindful.
Get involved, tell your story
We launched this project with a public social media call-out to hear your stories on the topic of cat calling
We have had a fantastic response so far, but we still want to hear more: about any experiences big or small, positive or negative. They don’t have to be shocking or an ‘event’, but can be. They can be about one particular time or your experience of cat-calling in general. We want to hear from people of all ages, genders and backgrounds
If you don’t know where to start, here are some things to think about:
How old were you when you were first cat-called? Day-to-day, how aware are you of cat-calling when you’re out and about? How does being, or not being cat-called make you feel?
Share with us via email firstname.lastname@example.org in any format you wish: voice recording, video or written. Larger files can be sent via wetransfer
With the owner’s permission, we will share stories online to begin a digital conversation on cat-calling. These will be shared anonymously unless specified by the owner