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
THE CHICAGO DAILY OBSERVER by Don Rose
(Worldwide list! Her Story is one of the ten! We're so honored.)
I On The Scene by Irene Michaels
Pioneer Press by Mike Issacs
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.
Written and Directed by Mary Bonnett
Music and Lyrics by Brooke Bartlett
Lighting Design by Claire Chrzan
Set Design by Mary Bonnett
Choreography by Melinda Wilson
Sound Design by The Foxhole
Stage Fights by Molly Donohue
Brooke Bartlett, Sarah Mellas, Adam Marcantoni, Lindsey Scalise,
Caleb Probst, Mary McClenahan, Doug Schuetz
Storyline: Grace Johnson II has problems...a slipping marriage, a son expelled from Harvard, a daughter who wants to elope...she should be so lucky. What lies between fantasy and fact is a powerful awakening for the Johnson family. The hidden truths revealed at the oddest moments. Set on the north shore of Chciago, SHADOW TOWN II: THE JOHNS explores the world of men who buy girls for sex and what it costs...the family, the girl, the community. "Powerful, moving, eye opening!" Written and directed by Mary Bonnett, a follow up to SHADOW TOWN but with a very different approach. Experts with audience discussion after each performance.
SHADOW TOWN II: THE JOHNS Experts!
Oct. 16: Expert: Brenda Meyers Powell, Stephanie Daniels Wilson Dreamcatcher Foundation
October 17 Expert Darci Jenkins Heartland Alliance, Caleb Probst CAASE
Oct: 18 Experts: Brenda Meyers Powell and Stephanie Daniels Wilson
October 19 Expert: Director of Salvation Army PROMISE Program, Caleb Probst CAASE
October 23 Experts Det. Al Krok, CAASE Kaethe Morris Hoffer, Exe Director
October 24 Expert: Judge Ann Breen-Greco
Oct. 25 Victories of the Heart (Vic)/Kathi Marks (Kat) Brenda Meyers Powell, Stephanie Wilson Dreamcatcher
Oct. 26 NCJW RECEPTION, AWIU, AAUW w/Professor Jody Raphael, Vice Squad Paul Olsen, Caleb Probst CAASE
Oct. 30 Hassadah Caleb Probst CAASE
October 31 Caleb Probst CAASE
Nov. 1 Traffick Free, Hakafa, Sid Guillory Group w/Traffick Free Laura Ng, E.D.
Nov. 2 IWA Expert: Law Professor Jody Raphael
November 6 Expert: NBC5 Marion Brooks Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart
November 7 Expert: Detective Al Krok
November 8 Expert: Chris Baker Ink180
Nov 9 CAASE Associate Board Expert: Darci Jenkins Heartland Alliance
Nov 13 Dreamcatcher/Selah Freedom w/Brenda Meyers Powell, Marion Hatcher, Elizabeth Fisher, Kindsey Neeson
Nov 14 Dreamcatcher/Selah Freedom Gala w/Brenda Meyers Powell, Elizabeth Fisher, Kindsey Neeson
Nov 15 Chicago Teachers Union w/Karen Lewis CTU Presient
Nov 16 Experts: Detective Al Krok, Journalist Robin Robinson
Nov 20 Beth Emet Expert: Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky
November 21 Expert Chris Baker Ink 180
November 22 Expert: Stepping Stones Suzanne Baker Brown
November 23 Expert: Federal Judge Virginia Kendall
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
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