Ripple Effect Artists' SHE HAS A NAME Gets NYC Reprise for Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Ripple Effect Artists will reprise its 2017 production SHE HAS A NAME, the critically-acclaimed play by Andrew Kooman about human trafficking at the Sargent Theatre from October 26 thru November 5 for eight performances.
In conjunction with October's Domestic Violence Awareness Month, each performance includes an educational talk-back by experts and/or survivors, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Gems.
Each show begins at 8:00pm, plus two matinees: November 2 & 4th. Tickets are $40 general admission and can be purchased through Ripple Effect Artists website: ripple-effect-artists-inc.ticketleap.com/she-has-a-name-reprise/dates.
The Sargent Theatre is located at 314 West 54th Street, NYC. Ripple Effect Artists is an actor's equity 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization that moves audiences from apathy to action through art, creating a Ripple Effect.
SHE HAS A NAME tells the story of a young lawyer, who poses as a john to build a legal case against a brothel ring that is trafficking young girls internationally. His investigation centers on NUMBER 18, a girl forced to work as a prostitute, and discovers that her testimony is key to proving his case. Can he convince her to risk her life to testify for the sake of justice? The play is haunted by voices who usher Number 18 to her fate.
Playwright Andrew Kooman and Ripple Effect Artists re-worked the script to SHE HAS A NAME to create a United States version. For the Reprise, the brothel takes place in Los Angeles instead of abroad. The original SHE HAS A NAME toured across Canada from May to October 2012. In conjunction with the tour, A Better World raised money to help women and children who had been trafficked in Thailand as part of the country's prostitution industry. This play receivEd Strong endorsement from Canadian activists, including MP Joy Smith, Ratanak International's Brian McConaghy, and IJM Canada's Jamie McIntosh. The play's premiere and initial run were critically acclaimed. In the 2012 tour across Canada, SHE HAS A NAME was performed in several fringe theatre festivals, at which critics representing the Montreal Gazette, the Winnipeg Free Press, and CFEQ-FM said it stood out for its quality and moral content.
Ripple Effect Artists, Inc. is an actor's equity 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that addresses injustice and causes social impact through art - primarily by producing masterful plays - presenting them along with talkback discussions in partnership with educators and advocacy groups. These events, their education plus their game-changing philanthropy cultivate empathy, shift audiences from APATHY to ACTION, and create a RIPPLE EFFECT in the larger community. Find out more at www.rippleeffectartists.com or on Facebook: facebook.com/rippleeffectartists.