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Her Story Theater Current Conferences, Panel Discussions:

September 23  Realities of Sex Trafficking  8:45AM-10:00AM  Highland Park, IL

September 27  Artemesia Festival      5:00PM-6:00PM  Panel Discussion  Women in Theater

October 1  Can-TV interview

October 5  HST Radio Interview, host Maureen Forte 4PM Live

October 13 HST Interview, host Women Thriving Fearlessly online TV Talk Show

October 14  NBC5 with Marion Brooks

October 17  Northwestern Radio

October 31  SAFE Conference   9:00-11:00AM  Workshop on Impact of Theater in Raising Awareness

October 16-November 23, 2014

SHADOW TOWN II: THE JOHNS a play about men who buy young girls for sex...The performances focus on men who buy girls for sex in the Chicagoland area- the johns -  97% men support the $32 billion dollar business of sex trafficking, making it the 2nd largest illegal business in the world...beating out weapons.  All their expenditures goes into the pockets of the traffickers, tax free. Proceeds will benefit The DREAMCATCHER FOUNDATION Drop-In Crisis Center for sex trafficked girls and women.  www.BrownPaperTickets.com     

 

HER STORY THEATER TOP TEN THEATERS CHANGING LIVES  Chosen by Backstage.com
SHADOW TOWN..Top Ten BEST Play of THE YEAR!

http://chicagotheaterbeat.com/2013/12/29/top-10-chicago-plays-of-2013/#review

 


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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    a theater for social change

    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.   

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    The News On Shadow Town II: The Johns

    Streetwise Magazine Article on SHADOW TOWN II: THE JOHNS 

    Make It Better Magazine

    CAN-TV INTERVIEW

    THE CHICAGO DAILY OBSERVER by Don Rose

    BACKSTAGE "10 Arts Organizations That Change Lives" 

    (Worldwide list! Her Story is one of the ten! We're so honored.)

     I On The Scene by Irene Michaels

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    SHADOW TOWN II: THE JOHNS

    a world premiere play about men who buy

    girls for sex and what it costs.

    TICKETS ON SALE Buy Here

    Check out the Expert Speakers on your performance date.

    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.

    SHADOW TOWN II: THE JOHNS    BUY TICKETS HERE   

    24 Performances. 

    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 

    Nov 9   CAASE Associate Board

    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 

    November 22  Expert: Stepping Stones

    November 23 

     

    SHADOW TOWN  a play about sex trafficking  Top Ten BEST Play of THE YEAR

    Congratulations

    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

    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.
    Sex trafficking in Chicagoland, what does it mean?
    It's all in the numbers.
     16,000 children sexually trafficked a YEAR   CAASE
    18,000-25,000 women & children commercially sexually exploited a DAY  Jody Raphael
    97% of the users are men  
    Average age is 11

    SHADOW TOWN, created and written by Mary Bonnett, Artistic Director, Her Story Theater, is a powerful attitude changing production on the nightmarish issue of sex trafficking impacting our young women and children in Chicagoland.

    For further informaiton: Email  Chiwriter7@gmail.com

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    Performers in SHADOW TOWN  CHICAGO CELEBRITIES  AND CHICAGO DIVAS 

      

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