thru performance and writing
- to raise public awareness; as a call to action for social change for women and children in need of community support and social justice.
- as a tool to teach, to bridge gaps, to create understanding, to harness empathy.
- to develop original work by artists for audiences.
The News On Shadow Town II: The Johns
SHADOW TOWN II: THE JOHNS
a world premiere play about men who buy
girls for sex and what it costs.
See list of Organizations Attending and Expert Speakers below.
Proceeds will benefit THE DREAMCATCHER FOUNDATION
CRISIS DROP-IN CENTER for sex trafficked girls in Chicagoland.
24 Performances. Our supporters and expert speakers so far...many more to come.
SHADOW TOWN II: THE JOHNS
Oct. 16: Opening Night CAASE with Kaethe Morris Hoffer, Executive Director
October 17 - open
Oct: 18 Dreamcatcher Foundation w/ Brenda Meyers Powell
October 19 - open
October 23 - open w/Detective Al Krok
October 24 open w/Judge Ann Breen-Greco
Oct. 25 Victories of the Heart/Kathi Himmelman
Oct. 26 NCJW RECEPTION, AWIU, WWHP w/Professor Jody Raphael, Vice Squad Paul Olsen
Oct. 30 Hassadah
October 31 open
Nov. 1 Traffick Free, Hakafa, Sid Guillory Group w/Traffick Free Laura Ng, E.D.
Nov. 2 IWA w/Law Professor Jody Raphael
November 6 - open
November 7 - open w/ Detective Al Krok
November 8 -open
Nov 9 CAASE Associate Board
Nov 13 Dreamcatcher/Selah Freedom w/Brenda Meyers Powell
Nov 14 Dreamcatcher/Selah Freedom Gala w/Brenda Meyers Powell
Nov 15 Chicago Teachers Union w/Karen Lewis CTU Presient
Nov 16 w/ Detective Al Krok, Journalist Robin Robinson
Nov 20 Beth Emet w/Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky
November 21 - open
November 22 -open
November 23 - open
We wish to thank the people who made SHADOW TOWN a success. We the people of Chicago raised $20,000 from ticket sales alone, plus personal contributions and grants to give our partners' the continued support they need in fighting sex trafficking in our city. Here's to The Dreamcatcher Foundation, The Salvation Army PROMISE Program Anne's House.
SHADOW TOWN returns Fall of 2015
AN ORIGINAL THEATRICAL PRODUCTION ON
SEX TRAFFICKING IN CHICAGOLAND
For further informaiton: Email Chiwriter7@gmail.com
Susan Oppenheimer, Gary Houston, Connie Foster and Alma Washington with Chicago SAG-AFTRA, The United Methodist Temple Church and Reverend Witt, Debbie Zionts and the women from Highland Park, Luther Goins with Chicago Actors Equity, Gay-Young Cho with IWA, Teddy Savas, Diana Anton with Chicago Lights, 4TH Presbyterian Church, Emily Hooper Lansana with Logan Arts UIC, Elliot Edwards, Molly and Jim Peters, Melanie Scofield and Alyse Chadwick with The Salvation Army, Marilyn Katz of MK Communications, Norm Gruenwald, Jill Chuckerman with Jacs Communication, Tom Hall, Veronica Idoate, Judge Ann Breen-Greco, Jennifer Greene, with Il. State's Attorney Office, Joanne Bieschke with Cook County Sheriff Department, Joan Kufrin, Laura Elleseg, Robin Winter Odem with American Women for International Understanding, Jackie Kirley with Working Women's History Project, Helene Gabelnick with League of Women Voters Chicago, Mary Ann Johnson with Chicago Area Women's History Council, Laila and Kristen Cone with Gypsy Moon, Duffy Adelson with Merit School of Music, Nathan Adloff, Lauren Deutsch with Jazz Institute of Chicago, Karrie Goldberg of The Kagency, Jan Kallish, Gail Kalver, Catherine Marienau with DePaul University, Irene Michaels with JAM Productions, John Oppenheimer, Gary Snyderman with Old Town School of Folk Music, Helen Ramirez-Odell, Chicago Teachers Union. Martha Lavey, Artistic Director, Steppenwolf Theater, Jeff Lindberg, leader of Chicago Jazz Orchestra, Chay Yew, Artistic Director, Victory Gardens Theater, Luis Alfaro, writer, director, activist. Mark Rodriquez, Executive Director Changing Worlds, Rob Schroeder, Chi Arts instructor, American Association of University Women, Traffick Free, Diane Mikutis, The Edge Gallery, Rebecca Pavlatos, Katerina of Katerina's Jazz Club, Katherine Rush, Hyde Park Jazz Festival, Kate Dumbleton, Lauren Moltz, Judith Stein, Almarie Wagner, Robert Irving III, Patricia Pike.
Special Thanks to: Jill Chuckerman with JACs Communication, Amy Bacon Volpe PR, Barb Bailey with Barb Bailey Entertainment, Katherine Rush with Katherine Rush & Associates, Melissa Wilson and Hubbard Street Dance Company, Timmy Fett, Gaye Klopack, Brittany Brown, Karen Vance.
Our wonderful partners, we thank Frank M, director of Salvation Army PROMISE program and SA PROMISE staff, Anne's House, Brenda Meyers-Powell and Stephanie Daniels-Wilson of The DREAMCATCHER Foundation
SHADOW TOWN CAST: Rashawn Thompson becomes a member of the cast of SHADOW TOWN along with Danielle Nicholas, Kenesha Reed, Hisako Sugeta, Angelina Llongueras, Genesis Salamanca, Lindsey Scalise, Sunny Choi, Zahra Baker, Cody Davis, John Zander