Burnt Thicket Theatre gives reading of She Has A Name at MRU human trafficking event

Theatre Company reaches halfway point in bid to raise funds to take critically acclaimed play across Canada in 2012

Calgary, Alberta (February 01, 2012) – Burnt Thicket Theatre (BTT) is proud to present a reading from She Has A Name at Mount Royal University’s “They Have a Name” event on February 16, an evening focused on the disturbing topic of human trafficking.  Cast members from the 2011 world premiere, (Cari Russell and Glenda Warkentin), will join director Stephen Waldschmidt in a staged reading of the first act of Andrew Kooman’s critically acclaimed play. BTT and Raise Their Voice are planning a six-month cross-Canada tour later this year.

The February 16 event features Yvon Dandurand, a leading international expert in the modern slave trade and criminal justice, who will bring his keynote address, along with a book signing by John Winterdyk, Director of Mount Royal University’s Centre for Criminology & Justice Research, who co-edited the recently published Human Trafficking: Exploring the International Nature, Concerns, and Complexities. “They Have a Name” is an event sponsored by the Faculty of Continuing Education, and the presentations will be followed by an informal reception.

The 2012 Tour of She Has A Name has a unique role to play in shaping Canada’s culture and Canadians’ response to the global industry of sex trafficking. “She Has a Name is a powerful piece of theatre that will shock and motivate Canadians from Halifax to Victoria to take action,” says Waldschmidt. “I’m also grateful to report that we’re halfway to our goal of fundraising $120,000 by February 29 in order to get the show on the road.”

Burnt Thicket Theatre and Raise Their Voice are soliciting sponsorship from corporations, small businesses, non-profit and religious organizations, as well as donations from the private sector.

They-Have-a-Name-event-iconWHAT: “They Have a Name – Human Trafficking”

WHEN: February 16, 2012, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

EC 1050 in the Roderick Mah Centre for Continuous Learning

Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary

Regular Rate: $35+GST (CRN 31024)
Nonprofit Rate: $30+GST (CRN 31025)
MRU Alumni/Faculty/Staff Rate: $25+GST (CRN 31027)
Student Rate: $15+GST (CRN 31026)



Faculty of Continuing Education and Extension
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Event website:http://www.mtroyal.ca/ProgramsCourses/ContinuingEducation/TheyHaveAName/index.htm