Message for humanity
- Category: News & Events
- Published on Tuesday, 27 March 2012 16:10
St Stephen's School Carramar Drama students hope their production - based on a true story and real accounts - will raise public awareness of human trafficking.
One Million to Stop the Traffik also complements their Year 12 studies, requiring all 12 actors on stage the whole time. It is so physically demanding that director Alison Hignett called on renowned stage combat instructor Andy Fraser for help. "Andy instructed them in stage combat and helped them create convincing and safe physical scenes - a fantastic experience for the actors," Ms Hignett said.
"The production is staged on a traverse stage, which is a very different style of staging than our students are used to, yet it suits the contemporary form and style of the play beautifully. Our theatre space in the Technology Hub is intimate and the traverse stage quite literally forces our audience to take a look at themselves."
Ms Hignett said the subject was topical and important. "Human Trafficking is the third most profitable crime in the world, the statistics are astounding and yet so few people really understand or acknowledge the magnitude of the problem," she said.
"Stop the Traffik is a global movement of ordinary activists from around the world who believe people should not be bought or sold. "The latest play by English playwright Mark Wheeller tells the amazing story of the development of this global movement."
The play, for audiences aged 15-plus, is at St Stephen's School Carramar, 50 St Stephen's Crescent, Tapping in the Technology Hub from March 28 to 30, at 7.00 pm. Tickets are $5, from Secondary Administration.
See a sneak peak here http://vimeo.com/38764070