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Benefiting: GEMS & ECPAT
Created by Members of Project Girl Performance Collective
Edited by Ashley Marinaccio and Jessica Greer Morris
Directed by Ashley Marinaccio
Produced by Jessica Greer Morris
Stage Managed by Christa Noelle
Assistant Directed by Sydney Arndt
Lighting Design by Yael Lubetzky
Projection and Media Design by Gil Sperling
Set Design by Tijana Bjelajac

Written and Performed by: Aya Abdelaziz (18, Manhattan, NY), Deanna Alexandra (17, Long Island), Georgie Exinord (15, Harlem, NY) Dominique Fishback (21, Brooklyn, NY), Jaida Foreman (14, Brooklyn NY) Monica Furman (17, Brooklyn, NY), Tracey Hassel (21, Manhattan, NY) Molly Kirschner (18, Montville NJ) Samantha Phillips (17, Warwick NY) Jai Raphael (20, Brooklyn NY) Tiff Roma (21, Manhattan, NY) Karen Vigo (20, Bronx, NY) Sophie Walker (15, Brooklyn NY) Danielle Walker (21, Brooklyn NY), Betsy Perez (21, South Bronx, NY), Chioneso Bakr (16, Brooklyn NY), Mildred Victoria Jones-Hamm (21, Brooklyn NY), Jael Charles (17, Manhattan, NY), Roni Laytin (21, Manhattan NY)

“Trafficked tells the story sex slavery and child exploitation through the eyes of fifteen young women across the globe. In an ensemble devised performance constructed by interviews, research and media, the cast puts a name and face to the thousands of undocumented girls and boys who are trafficked into the billion dollar sex industry each year.”

Genre: African-American Issues, Asian-American Issues, Documentary Theater, Drama, Educational Issues, Foreign Lands (occurs out of U.S.), Interactive , Latino Issues, LGBT Issues, Multimedia, Play, Women’s Issues 

This production features previous Planet Connections Award Winners:

Ashley Marinaccio (2010, Winner of Planet Activist Award for her work with “Decadent Acts“)

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Feminist, writer and activist Gloria Steinem, author, filmmaker and photographer Nigel Barker, actress Kathy Najimy and filmmaker Abigail Disney are all set to take part in after-show talkbacks for the powerful docu-theater drama Trafficked which was constructed by actual interviews and was created in partnership with representatives from the United Nations, telling the story of sex slavery and child exploitation through the eyes of fifteen young women across the globe. Abigail Disney will lead a talkback after the Sunday, 6/10 at 5:30pm performance, Gloria Steinem and Kathy Najimy will both lead the talkback after the Saturday, 6/16 at 4:30pm performance, and Nigel Barker will lead the talkback after the 6/21 at 5pm performance.

$18 General Admission
$9.00 for Film/Music Participants
FREE for Theatre Festivity Participants

Monday 6/4/12 – 4:00pm = Performance #1
Friday 6/8/12 – 6:00pm = Performance #2
Sunday 6/10/12 – 5:30pm = Performance #3-Talkback w/Abigail Disney

Saturday 6/16/12 – 4:30pm = Performance #4-Talkback w/Gloria Steinem and Kathy Najimy

Thursday 6/21/12 – 5:00pm = Performance #5-Talkback w/Nigel Barker

Saturday 6/23/12 – 1:30pm = Performance #6

Click the dates above or the buy tickets banner below to buy tickets/reserve your seat!

90 minutes

At Bleecker Street Theatre (Upstairs)
45 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012
Conveniently located near:
Bleecker St (4 & 6)
Broadway – Lafayette St (B, D, F, M)
Prince St (N, R)

This is what the artists who created this production are doing for their charity:

“We will be writing about GEMS in our program, hosting a benefit for them in the Festivity Lounge as well as volunteering our time for them.”

This is what the artists who created this production did to make it an eco-friendly production!

Promoting walking, biking and public transportation to and from rehearsals, auditions and performances., Encouraging car-pooling., Sourcing materials from organizations that either benefit charity or reduce/reuse waste (e.g. Materials for the Arts, Build-It-Green, Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc.), Committing to sharing/borrowing materials vs. than purchasing new ones., Using minimal design elements., Avoiding materials with heavy fragrances or harsh chemicals., Maximize use of practical lighting., Adopting green habits outside of working on the show., Reducing printing of script via sharing scripts, adding supplemental script pages or writing in changes when applicable., Using laptops or smart phones in place of some or all rehearsal drafts., Printing double-sided, Printing on recycled paper., Utilizing paperless marketing tools (e.g. website, blogs, facebook, twitter and email)., Using an online playbill, Recycling/re-using playbills/Festibills, Designing a one sheet, double-sided playbill., Designing a half-page, double-sided playbill., Printing playbills and postcards on recycled paper.

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