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Performances

MONEY MAKE'M SMILE  April 14-30, 2016 World Premiere at Victory Gardens Theater

Holocaust Museum, Skokie IL  MONEY MAKE'M SMILE Oct. 2016

Houston, Texas SHADOW TOWN  Jan. 2017

Workshops    

FRANCES PARKER HIGH SCHOOL                  

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY

SAFE CONFERENCE,  D.C.

Recent Honors

HER STORY THEATER TOP TEN THEATERS CHANGING LIVES  Chosen by Backstage.com

ILLINOIS STATE SENATE AWARD for Outstanding Work In Raising Awareness on the Issue of Sex Trafficking.

The Oppenheimer Family Foundation Grant

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The Chicago Teachers Union

NCJW

 

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      MISSION

       through theater and the written word...Her Story Theater


      shines bright lights in dark places on women and children in need of social justice and community support
      creates a place and space to exchange ideas that support writers and performers
      provides educational workshops and classes
       

      this season's light falls on...

      homeless women 
      sex trafficking of children
      violence against women

       

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        MONEY MAKE'M $MILE

        APRIL 14 - APRIL 30, 2016

        WORLD PREMIERE

        A World Premiere about Domestic Child Sex Trafficking

        Matinees for High School, Universities, Adult Organizations 

        written by

        Mary Bonnett

        MONEY MAKE’M SMILE is the journey of a young woman and man whose lives get caught up in sex trafficking, end tragically were it not for a mistaken interception by Fate and Destiny.  Girl and Boy are given another chance.  Restarting from birth, they revisit their old lives on earth and watch their relationships develop with family, friends, new loves and choices that create their demise.  In a bargain with the universe, their lives will be put back on earth and set on another path if they can make different choices. In the end, it is not the characters who decide their fate but the audience.

         

        Created for high school and university students, also adults organizations involved with the issue; MONEY MAKE’M SMILE is an allegorical wild journey through space and time…funny, unique, poignant, powerful…exploring the world of sex trafficking, gender roles, media, vulnerability and human transformation or not… 

         

        Performed at Victory Gardens Zacek-McVay Theater

        2 Week Run  Opens April 14, 2016  10AM-12:30PM  

        Talkback with experts and audience Q & As.

        Tickets  Students $10   Adults $20  Chaperones: Free  

        Contact:  Zander Thomsen  Chiwriter7@gmail.com

         MONEY MAKE'M SMILE PEOPLE

        ARTISTIC TEAM  Written and directed by Mary Bonnett, Lighting by Claire Chrzan, Music by CCDM, Choreography by Melinda Wilson, Costumes by Jane Fly, Sound by Warren Levon, Media by Jacob Toramina, Sarah Mellas Production Assistant; Kelli Kovach Stage Manager; Haley Himmelman House Manager, Razor Wintercastle Lighting/Sound Technician.

        CAST  Katherine Bellantone, Raven Moran, Chris McClellan, Jackson Pearl

        EXPERTS Kim Foxx,  Democratic Candidate for Illinois Cook County States Attorney, Marian Hatcher Cook County Sheriff Department, Survivor; Brenda Meyers Powell Co-Founder Dreamcatcher Foundation; Chris Baker, Owner Ink 180; Al Krok Retired CPD Undercover Detective; Paul Olsen Vice Squad Cook County, UnHooked; Frank Massolini Executive Director PROMISE Program Anne's House ; Laura Ng Executive Director, Traffick Free; Judge Ann Breen Greco, Dr. Jody Raphael DePaul Univ. Law; Marie Miller Survivor; Donna Gutman, Co-President, NCJW North Shore

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         The Sex Trafficking Play Series

        Shadow Town   Mongers   The Johns   Money Make'M Smile

        Soon to be availble on Amazon.com 

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        HER STORY THEATER's mission, through theater and the written word, is to shine bright lights in dark places on women and children in need of social justice and community support.  We are a Non Profit Corporation 501 (c) 3

        • 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. 

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