July 23, 2017

Parkway UCC presents A DAY IN THE LIFE 4/17

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A DAY IN THE LIFE by Katie Cappiello

You are invited to—
A play inspired by the lives of teen trafficking survivors

Sunday, April 17, 2016
4:30 p.m. performance
Doors open at 4:00 – FREE Admission
Followed by a panel discussion

Parkway United Church of Christ
Clayton and Ballas
2841 N. Ballas Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63131

If you were challenged, enlightened, frustrated, inspired by recent plays at PUCC —Black and Blue (Black Lives Matter and Police Lives Matter) and/or A New World (New Immigrants in St Louis)—you will want to come to A Day in the Life here at Parkway UCC.

Continuing our new PUCC tradition of providing contemporary live theater—or Real Theater—where current events are portrayed using real stories and real language of real people…

A Day in the Life…A play inspired by the lives of teen sex trafficking survivors.

Sunday, April 17, 2016 – 4:30pm. Doors open at 4:00 – FREE Admission. The play will be followed by a panel discussion with experts in the area and some of the actresses.

This play is definitely not for everyone. We would rate it somewhere between PG-13 and R.

You will hear raw, unfiltered, and sometimes upsetting language of girls who were victims of sexual exploitation.

Parkway UCC is co-sponsoring this performance along with WILPF and AAUW in order to bring attention to an important social issue. It’s beyond time that we break the silence.

 

 

It can happen to anyone. That is one of the points of A Day in the Life, a one-act play drawing on the real experiences of ordinary teenage girls whose lives have intersected with the world of commercial sexual exploitation.

“Sex trafficking is a problem all over the world, including the United States,” said Yasmeen Hassan, the global director of Equality Now, the international human rights organization that sponsored the performance in New York. In introducing the play, she said that “98 percent of all sex trafficking victims are women and girls and 300,000 children in the United States are at risk of being sex-trafficked.”

This 45-minute play, written by Arts Effect founders Katie Cappiello and Meg McInerney, focuses on the stories of four girls and how their lives were affected by the “pimp and ho” culture and entwined with trafficking.

If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Cameron (314-872-9330; kevin@parkwayucc.org).

 

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A Day in the Life exposes the reality of American girls who have been exploited in and impacted by
the commercial sex trade. Sex trafficking is happening in our backyards and many of its victims are
American born women and girls.

Through this play we hope to create opportunities for audiences to gain knowledge about modern
day slavery and ignite community conversations that inspire change.

Throughout the 40 minute play the actresses relay survivors’ experiences through honest and simple
storytelling.*

Linked by their vulnerability and by being in the wrong place at the wrong time these survivors’
stories are told by real persons telling their stories without victimizing the survivors.

Simple and straightforward the play invites playgoers to not only hear these stories but to take
action.

After the show there will be a panel made up of community experts and some of the actresses.
*Recommended for 13+ with parental guidance due to language and content. For mature audiences.
Sponsored by:
-Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
-Creve Coeur Branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW)
-Thyrsus Washington University
-Parkway United Church of Christ