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Synopsis: Haunted by anguished voices, a lawyer poses as a john to build a legal case against a brothel trafficking girls into Bangkok. Can Jason win the trust of a young prostitute known only as Number 18 and convince her to risk her life to testify for the sake of justice?

In February and March 2011, SHE HAS A NAME premiered in Calgary and Red Deer to sold-out audiences and critical acclaim.

Inspired by an event in April of 2008 in which an abandoned storage container was found in Thailand containing 121 workers from Burma, 54 of them dead, Andrew Kooman’s She Has A Name dramatically gives human trafficking a face.  In 2012 Burnt Thicket Theatre partnered once again with Raise Their Voice to bring the story to audiences across Canada for a tour that stopped in 13 cities.

Play Development + Production History:

Canadian Tour (2012) | Burnt Thicket Theatre, in partnership with Raise Their Voice

LETHBRIDGE, Alberta | May 23 – 27  – Sterndale Bennett Theatre
SASKATOON, Saskatchewan | May 30 – June 2  – BackStage Stage, Remai Arts Centre
OTTAWA, Ontario | June 6 – 10  – Academic Hall Theatre, University of Ottawa
MONTREAL, Quebec | June 16 – 24 – Montreal Fringe Festival
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia | July 3 – 11 -  Studio Stage, Neptune Theatre
LONDON, Ontario | July 12 -13 – Aeolian Hall
WINNIPEG, Manitoba | July 18 – 29 – Winnipeg Fringe Festival
CALGARY, Alberta | August 3 – 11  – Calgary Fringe Festival – The Lantern
VICTORIA, British Columbia |  August 24 – Sept. 3 – Victoria Fringe Festival
VANCOUVER, British Columbia |  September  6 – 16  – Vancouver Fringe – Festival Firehall Arts Centre
KELOWNA, British Columbia | September 18 – 21 – Mary Irwin Theatre, Rotary Centre for the Arts
EDMONTON, Alberta | September 25 – 30  – Catalyst Theatre
RED DEER, Alberta | October 2 – 6 – Scott Block Theatre

World Premiere (2011) Burnt Thicket Theatre, in partnership with Raise Their Voice

CALGARY, Alberta | February 23 – March 5 –  Motel Space, The Epcor Centre
RED DEER, Alberta | March 9 – 12 - The Scott Block Theatre

Public Readings and Workshops 

NEW YORK CITY, New York | October 17-20 , 2013 – Theatre Company of Hunter College
COURTENAY, British Columbia
| August 29, 2012 – Reading – River Heights Church(2012 Tour)
SASKATOON, Saskatchewan| July 30, 2012 - Reading - Ebenezer Baptist Church (2012 Tour)
REGINA, Saskatchewan | July 29, 2012 – Reading - Living Hope Alliance Church (2012 Tour)
CALGARY, Alberta | February 16, 2012 – Reading - Mount Royal University Criminology Symposium (2012 Tour)
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan | October 9,  2010 – Reading - Thornapple Church International Conference on Justice (Burnt Thicket)
RED DEER, Alberta | October 16, 2010 – Reading – CrossRoads Church
STRATHMORE, Alberta |
 January 9 – 10, 2010 – Workshop (Burnt Thicket)
STRATHMORE, Alberta |
January 10, 2010 – Reading - Hope Community Church (Burnt Thicket)
CALGARY, Alberta | Spring of 2009 - dramaturgical input, Alberta Playwright Network (APN director Johanne Deleeuw)
RED DEER, Alberta | Scripts at Work 2009 – Scene Reading

Read what critics had to say about the 2012 She Has A Name Tour

Read what critics and audience members had to say about the 2011 She Has A Name World Premiere.

View photos and videos.

Read about She Has A Name in the news.She Has A Name Canadian Tour - photos courtesy Kelsey Krogman