[I.D. in performance--lyrics, music, projections developed using swarming techniques]

[Sample of text developed for Lysistrata at NJIT.  Click here for pictures]
EVAN
I can’t tell you all the times I’ve been harassed.
KALONIKE
Or because I’m pretty, they think they can grab my ass.
TECHIE
Isn’t it sad that the social norm is girls getting followed to their hotel door?
THUNDER
He says “I got this part you should audition for,” but that part involves your knees dropping to the floor.
MYRRHINE
Look, I’m fed up with it
ALL
yeah, Me too!
LYSISTRATA
Keep it going, tell me what you been through?
SHURI WAYES
I don’t wanna worry bout a night at the bar… dude hitting on me trynna “Walk me to my car”
LAMPITO
Or that groping on my breast wasn’t going too far
SHURI WAYES
Or that these events won’t leave that permanent scar
LYSISTRATA
Look at your cards, it’s time to play your ace!
KALONIKE
Don’t tell me I should put a smile on my face
TECHIE
If I’m alone, doesn’t mean I want to go to your place.
MYRRHINE
Dont tell me that I’m beautiful while playing with my hair
THUNDER
Or tell me it was my fault for what I chose to wear
LYSISTRATA
Stand up women, it's time to have a voice
Don't you think it's time you had a choice?
About your body, legislation
We’re half the population
SHURI WAYES
And we've never had a female president
TECHIE
Or half of congress
LAMPITO
Or a government that didn't want to stop us
To voice our interests, our needs
SHURI WAYES
Care for our bodies, our children
Allocates funds properly,
KALONIKE
Why are we a special interest?
MYRRHINE
We birth the men and teach them their ABCs
But we got nothing to show, they don't care for you or me
LYSISTRATA
It's time to make a change, put  women into office
Ain’t nothing that the men can do or say to stop us
EVAN
If you wanna change things, I’ll stand by you
ALL
If you’ll fight Lysistrata, then we’ll fight too. (x2)
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