It’s really tricky to effectively teach people about sexual violence- – I love the approach you took- you make this terribly issue so clear without having to explain it or be explicit the way a lot of shows often are- through the haunting metaphor of toys being used, so many people will be able to better understand more about what trafficking is and why we need to take action against it.
What I didn't like
It was so short, but I can’t complain about that because it’s so hard hitting that if it were 2 or 3 times as long the audience would be incapacited.
My overall impression
This piece is smart and compelling and haunting. While it’s important to talk about sexual violence and trafficking, it’s difficult to tackle artistically – As an artist who is also doing a show that tackles sexual violence im super picky about how people approach it…if you’re too on the nose and show and tell everything it feels like an exhausting regurgitation of something sad that people don’t want to hear about- this is where Christina’s piece nails it- she shares a story of trafficking in an innovative and clever way- its right to the point— , but with some metaphor mixed in, we are able to step out of Judging the situation (as folks tend to do) and just see the way this “toy” is being used. The reality is gut wrenching and this show makes an important topic accessible. Well done!