Human Traffic Watch

Play puts audiences face to face with horrors of sex trafficking

In Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking on May 20, 2013 at 11:27 am

For Cora Bissett, an audacious 38-year-old Scottish director and theatrical activist, the issue of trafficking has generated something far more than posters and government programs.

Her production of “Roadkill,” an award-winning, site-specific event that already has been seen in Edinburgh, London and Paris, and is receiving its American debut here in cooperation with the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, puts audiences of just 20 people each onto a bus and takes them to an apartment at an unknown location. Once there, it brings them face-to-face with the horrors to which a young Nigerian girl who has been trafficked to Britain is subjected.

Conceived and directed by Bissett, “Roadkill” grew out of her own encounter with just such a trafficked girl.

Source: Sun Times

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