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Terri Muuss to Perform Anatomy of a Doll at April 27 UT Honors Symposium

Published: April 20, 2017
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Anatomy of a Doll is an autobiographical poetic one-woman piece that illustrates the connection between childhood sexual abuse and the abuse of substances as a coping method.

Terri Muuss will present her one-woman performance piece Anatomy of a Doll followed by a Q-and-A session at The University of Tampa on Thursday, April 27. The performance, which is part of the Honors Program symposia series, begins at 3:30 p.m. in Reeves Theater on the second floor of the Vaughn Center and is free and open to the public.

Anatomy of a Doll is an autobiographical poetic one-woman piece that illustrates the connection between childhood sexual abuse and the abuse of substances as a coping method. The show reveals how healing from incest comes only through facing the devastation of abuse.

The show received grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts and Poets and Writers and was named Best Theater: Critics’ Pick of the Week by the New York Daily News during its initial performances in 1998. It has been performed throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Muuss is a writer, performer, director, educator and social worker. Her poetry has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, and her first book, Over Exposed (JB Stillwater Publishing, 2013), was nominated for the 2014 Pushcart Prize in Poetry. As a licensed social worker, Muuss specializes in the use of the arts as a healing mechanism for trauma survivors and teaches a course at Rutgers University to social workers, Youth Development Through the Written Arts.

For more information, contact the Honors Program at (813) 257-3545 or honors@ut.edu.