In the war of their stories, the victims are the survivors. Sex-trafficking: an atrocity in society that most dismiss as something happening in third world countries, or only among the impoverished and mentally unstable here in their own country, is a topic needing a voice of political and community advocacy in the United States. WolfPack Theatre Company’s Founding Artistic Director and Playwright William Dean Leary has given voice to women who lived to escape such a war and tell the tale.
Wolfpack Theatre Company once again takes on troubling social issues with their World Premiere production of the new play Forsaken Angels, written by the company’s Founding Artistic Director, William Dean Leary. Now playing at the Greenbelt Arts Center for a limited engagement, this is a raw play about child sex-trafficking. There are no heroes. There refuse to be victims. There are only the survivors and the dead. But what does survival even mean if the spirit is dead?
From the moment Kecia Campbell strides on stage as Sophie Washington in a plain, sensible dress and sturdy boots, toting a shotgun, Flyin’ West presents realistic, incisive portrayals of the women of color who settled the West in the 19th century. It’s set in the real-life town of Nicodemus, Kansas where newly-freed African Americans created a community following the Civil War. Presented by Bowie Community Theatre at The Bowie Playhouse and Directed by Estelle Miller,