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Buffalo Project 3.0 and Subversive Theatre Collective Co-sponsor a Panel on Human Trafficking in WNY

Updated: Jun 29, 2020

By: Sarah McMichael; 02/26/2020 3:15pm


Board member and Operations Manager of Subversive Theatre Collective in Buffalo Sarah McMichael has organized a pre-show discussion panel on March 14 at 5:30p.m., titled “Human Trafficking: It can Happen to Anybody,” in an effort to bring awareness to the topic of human trafficking.


As part of the “Black Power Play Series," The Subversive Theatre Collective will be showing the Tony Award-nominated play "Eclipsed," a fictional story based on the true experiences of women who survived the atrocities of the Liberian Civil War in 2003. This work explores the power of defiance in the face of the worst of human degradations and is based on the author's interviews with dozens of real-life survivors of the conflict.


Human Trafficking Panel

Saturday, March 14, 5:30 p.m. EST

Introduction: Rhianna Rogers, associate professor, interdisciplinary studies, and Ernst Boyer Presidential Fellow, Rockefeller Institute of Government.


Panelists (in order of appearance/discussion): (60 min)

Celest Lawson (Creator and Producer of “Typography of Women: I Am Not Invisible(link is external)”)

Stephanie Wetzel (Project Mona’s House)

Tyquasia Walker (Project Mona’s House)

Victoria Ross (Executive Director of the WNY Peace Center)


The play runs March 6-29 with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3p.m. All performances are in The Manny Fried Playhouse at 255 Great Arrow Avenue in Suite #302 on the third floor of North Buffalo’s historic Pierce Arrow building.


The Subversive Theatre is an official partner of the Buffalo Project 3.0.

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