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Special Events & Presentations

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"Dating Beyond Control" will bring Demi's message by joining Prime Stage Theater For the performance of "You Belong to Me" at the following locations:

* The Neighboorhood Academy at 11:00am on February 12th 709 N. Aiken Avenue Pittsburgh, Pa. 1520

*Chartiers Houston Junior/Senior High School February 13th time pending 2050 West Pike Street Houston, Pa. 15342

*Gateway High School 9:00am February 19th 3000 Gateway Campus Blvd. Monroeville, Pa. 15146

*Dating Beyond Control will bring Demi's message to Kiski Prep all boy's school February 23, 2015 at 7pm in Rodger Hall

* Dating Beyond Control will be visiting and sharing Demi's message along with the "Center For Victims" with Woodland Hills Jr. High February 27th 1:00pm



Directed by Allison M. Weakland

November 6, 2014 7pm

Donations Accepted

Location: The New Hazlett Theater Center for the Performing Arts

6 Allegheny Square E, Pittsburgh PA 15212

Prime Stage Theater's Teen Dating Awareness program is a multi-faceted platform that uses theater, a personal testimony, and discussions forums to raise awareness, encourages, and provides the resources for audiences to make a difference in their lives.

The program offers teens, parents and educators the opportunity to learn the warning signs, where to turn for help, and how to find positive role models with healthy, happy relationships.


Oct. 14: 10am - CCAC Boyce Campus

Oct. 15: 6pm - DVSSP (Samantha and Logan only. At the Doubletree on Racetrack Road.)

Oct. 22: 9am - Trinity HS

Oct. 24: 1pm - Connellsville HS

Nov. 6: 7pm - New Hazlett Theatre.

How wonderful it was so be in the company of so many wonderful people, all whom share the same passion, to end violence. Thank you to the Center for Victims for the "Peace it Together" event.

We are pleased to announce our 2014 Peace Partner Awardees! All of these individuals and organizations have shown innovation and dedication toward promoting peace and working to end violence in our homes and communities.

1.Youth Pioneer – Michael Smith, Student at Woodland Hills High School

2.Allied Partner – The Society for Contemporary Craft’s Enough Violence Exhibit

3.Business/Corporation – First Commonwealth Bank

4.Good Samaritan – Charles Saunders, Goodwill Case Manager and Longtime Engaged Pittsburgh Resident

5.Freedom From Silence - Tony Bock

Join us for the 2014 Peace it Together Celebration!

Thursday, March 13th

5:30-8:00 pm

LeMont Restaurant

Event Emcee: Tonia Caruso, WQED Pittsburgh, Comcast Newsmakers

Cost: $50; includes a beverage ticket and an array of small plate culinary stations

For questions and more information please call 412-482-3240 x214 or email

Our Distinguished Guest Speaker

Dr. Jackson Katz is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work in gender violence prevention education. He is co-founder of Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP), the most widely utilized sexual and domestic violence prevention initiative in college and professional athletics in North America and the U.S. military. He is the creator of the film Tough Guise 2, and author of The Macho Paradox and Leading Men. For more information, please visit:

We will also be kicking off our new Men Ending violeNce Challenge!

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FEBRUARY 4, 2014

Saint Vincent College,Prime Stage Theater~"YOU BELONG TO ME", will be performed, which will bring to life just how unsuspecting an unhealthy relationship develops..

FEBRUARY 6, 2014 ~ 7 p.m.


Gateway High School, Monroeville Pa., presents this most educational play scripted for Jr. High, High School and College students . 1 in 3 girls will experience some form Dating Violence. Demi's mother Jodi will tell the tragic story of her daughter Demi and the warning signs of an abusive boyfriend/girlfriend. The red flags are the same regardless of your age.

FEBRUARY 12, 2014

(Rescheduled for March)

Brashear High School public school in the Beechview neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will be visited by Prime Stage Theater and Dating Beyond Contol. Beginning at 2 p.m.~ "You Belong To Me" will be presented in two assemblies to the entire student body and faculty. Demi's mother will precede the production, sharing her daughter Demi's story.

FEBRUARY 16, 2014

Dating Beyond Control: Interactive Education on Dating Violence is a program that raises awareness of the warning signs and dangers of abusive relationships.

The program consists of a presentation by Jodi Miceli (Cuccia), who developed the program after her daughter Demi lost her life to an abusive boyfriend in 2007, and a one-act play about dating violence, written and performed by Baldwin Wallace students.

All proceeds raised from this event will be donated to The Demi Brae Cuccia Memorial Fund. - Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, - Fynette Music Hall. Reception to follow.

FEBRUARY 18, 2014

Perry Traditional Academy will have Dem's message shared with them by her mother Jodi; partnered with

Center for victims , which will bring their expert knowledge to inform the students what to do in the mist of an unhealthy relationship and the importance of their support.

FEBRUARY 24 ,2014

Kiski Prep ~ A private all male boarding school founded in 1888, will be educating their student body on Teen Dating Violence.

The presenters are Jodi Miceli (Cuccia), Demi's mother

and Chris McAneny: 3E Now Pittsburgh.

He taught prevention programs in middle and high schools in and around Pittsburgh. He worked directly with students to increase awareness and help prevent dating and domestic violence. He saw and heard first hand from students about how common dating violence is across all income levels and how devastating it can be in young lives.

The 3E Now program was born with the realization that only about 10% of all the students in Allegheny County are currently receiving any formal information or guidance training on dating violence. Yet the teen years, before marriage and children, are the very time when this information can do the most good.

FEBRUARY 28, 2014

WOODLAND HILLS JR. HIGH SCHOOL will have the opportunity to have Demi's message shared by her mother Jodi/Dating Beyond Control. The students will further learn how help is available through a presentation from the Center For Victims.


Teen Dating Violence: The Murder of Demi Cuccia March 21, 2011

WQED's Michael Bartley investigates what led to the brutal murder of 16-year-old Demi Cuccia, a popular Gateway High School cheerleader. Cuccia was stabbed 16 times by "a jealous and obsessive boyfriend," who is now spending life without parole at a federal penitentiary. Cuccia's parents talk openly about their mission to inform and educate teenagers and parents about the warning signs of teen dating violence. This program offers resources and help for anyone facing the threat of dating violence.

Teen Dating Violence: The Murder of Demi Cuccia

WQED's Michael Bartley investigates what led to the brutal murder of Demi.

~ Presentations in Honor of Demi ~

I am grateful for the opportunity to share "Demi's Story" and deliver the warning signs of TDV to the following schools, organizations and events

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

House of Representatives

LaRoche College

Riverview High School

New Hazlett Theater Productions:

" Don't You Love Me? '"

" Everything is Fine "

" You Belong to ME " 2013, 2014

Penn State - New Kensington PA

Center For Victims ~ "Life After"

Girl Scouts of America

"Life After High School" Gateway HS

Women's Jewish Center

West Mifflin High School

Propel Schools

McKeesport School District

Saint Vincent College

Baldwin Wallace University, OH

Kiski Prep

Valley High School

Pathways Conference State College

DVSS~Peace Begins At Home

Somerset Technology Center

Community College Allegheny County

* Boyce Campus

* South Campus

* North Campus

Gateway High School - Facility

East Allegheny High School

Bethlehem Baptist Church

Woodland Hills High School

Shadyside Academy

Hope Vigil~Penn State

University of Pittsburgh

South Allegheny High School

Gateway High School

* Expect - Respect "

Ellis School of Pittsburgh

Winchester Thurston of Pittsburgh

Community Day School Hadassah

Carlynton School District

Woodland Hills Jr. High

Perry Traditional High School

Trinity High School

Connellsville High School

California University, Pa

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