MEND

A highly acclaimed educational one-man show addressing TITLE IX issues:
BYSTANDER INTERVENTION, INFORMED CONSENT, STALKING, and INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE

“Tim is a master at taking on different personas and they are very, very convincing.  He does a lot to promote healthy masculinity and helps people help friends who might be in difficult situations in relationships. MEND examines the harmful attitudes that are prevalent in society and might be perpetuated in the media and films. The show powerfully breaks down myths and helps students think critically.”

Nan Pasquarello, Director of Career Services, SUNY Cortland, Cortland, NY

 

“Collins inhabits performance brilliantly, getting right down to the truth-telling about critical social issues. I was deeply moved by his character’s exploration of consent. It wasn’t simply the word choice, but perhaps more importantly the emotion with which that piece was delivered. I hadn’t expected to be moved to tears, to feel the power of his work in the “thump” of my heart, hadn’t expected to feel entirely befriended through perspective and passion by an ally in ending sexual violence. It gave me a tidal wave of hope.

Tim allows his audience to see and feel all the way to the core as barriers are removed and blinders tugged off. Being “shown,” rather than lectured to, allows each audience member to grapple with intimate perspective on complex issues. His performances are emotionally and intellectually accessible, for which we, his audience members, owe him a sincere, universal bow. I am certain that Tim Collins’ voice will be instrumental in shifting us all towards a more humane and effective conversation about Intimate Partner Violence, consent, responsibility, and respect.”

Donna Macomber
Women’s Freedom Center, VT

 

MEND creates awareness, understanding, questions and dialogue in an non-didactic manner that is engaging and artfully crafted. Tim’s emphasis on the toll that this issue takes on students, on men’s humanity, on everyone’s safety is particularly appealing and made for great dialogue after the performance.  I strongly recommend Tim Collins’ programs.”

Xenia Markowitt
Dean of Students
Bennington College, Bennington, VT

 

“It was great having Tim at Washington University to work with our student athletes.  Tim’s performance was compelling and dynamic —MEND wove in great current information and strategies addressing consent, bystander dynamics, and campus prevention work. Our students really appreciated Tim’s message, and the format of his program provided a new and engaging way to learn about these issues. Tim was also delightful to work with in planning his visit!”

Austin Sweeney  
Sexual and Relationship Violence Prevention Specialist  
Washington University, St. Louis, MO

 

“With MEND, Tim took a difficult, pressing topic and made it human. Our students were able to witness versions of themselves, their friends, their family, and their mentors all struggling, coping, and growing in the wake of a rattling act of Intimate Partner Violence. Our students left the show wanting to continue the conversation, to ask the tough questions, and to enact meaningful change in their communities because of it. Highly moving.  Highly recommended.”

Michiel Considine 
Assistant Director of Student Life 
Bennington College, Bennington, VT

 

“Tim continues to impress!!  In MEND, Tim hits the nail on the head.  His performance, material, and workshops are timely and on topic for today’s college/university environment. Highly recommended programs!”

Mark Green
Director of Public Safety
Southwestern Illinois College, Belleville, IL

 

“We had Tim Collins back at Richland Community College to perform his new play, MEND. This was a part of the College’s professional development day, a day that all faculty and staff come together to discuss important issues related to higher education.  MEND is a great show that highlights the importance that everyone (faculty, staff, and students) plays on a campus regarding the personal and social responsibility of being an effective bystander. Once again, Tim did not disappoint!  Our faculty and staff were grateful for Tim’s performance, and the conversation has continued beyond the performance.”

Alex Berry
Coordinator, Office of Student Engagement
Richland Community College, Decatur, IL

 

“We had Tim Collins, a performer and educator, provide both a student leadership workshop and a theatrical performance on Bystander Intervention.  This was the 2nd time we have had him at Cobleskill.  He is a very talented performer and engages students!  He delivers a strong message about community, prosocial bystander behavior, and violence prevention.”

Lynn Ontl, LMHC, NCC
Co-Director Beard Wellness Center
SUNY Cobleskill, Cobleskill, NY

 

“Tim Collins’ one-man show left me thinking for days.  I think the most important thing that I learned from Tim Collins was that we should empower each other. Once we empower each other, then we can change the view we have of being a bystander and see it as a position of power. If we reach out to help people when they are most vulnerable, it will not only help us in the long-run, but it will create a long-standing positive effect for our communities.”

Hermina
Student and intern at the K. Della Ferguson Womyn’s Resource Center
Utica College, Utica, NY

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