I’m grateful that my play, She Has A Name, continues to find life on the stage. There are a number of theatre companies producing the play in 2014 and 2015.
The story focuses on Number 18, a 15 year old girl forced to work in a series of brothels, and finds herself at the centre of an investigation in Bangkok, where she’s controlled by a brutal pimp.
I’m delighted that a high school in Sherwood Park, Alberta will be producing the play in their Fall line up. This will be the first high school production of the play in North America. It’s a bold thing for this young group to tackle the subject matter. And I think very fitting. The young actors will be engaging what so many young people worldwide must face in real life.
Here is information about the performances, which will be at L’UniTheatre in Edmonton. If you’re in the area please come and support the show.
“She Has a Name” Performed by SCA Fine Arts – November 25 & 26
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Audiences will also have a unique opportunity to join in a meaningful conversation about justice at a few organized events.
I’ll be in Edmonton on November 24 and 25 to connect with the actors and also to join two different talk back panels – one for the community and one after the November 25 performance. Here are the details:
November 24 – A Community Conversation with the writer of She Has a Nam, Andrew Kooman
7:00 pm at Conference Center 1, Strathcona County Hall, 2001 Sherwood Drive, Sherwood Park Alberta
Join Councillor Beland-Quest, Strathcona County, and playwright Andrew Kooman to discuss how human trafficking affects our community and what impact we can have on it.
November 25 – Talk back panel featuring playwright Andrew Kooman
The talk back panel will take place following Tuesday’s SCA Fine Arts 7 pm production of She Has A Name Buy Tickets