“TOYS" CREATED, DIRECTED & PERFORMED BY CHRISTINAEVANS SOUND BY TOBIASWILKINS FILM BY SASHADYLANBELL
TWO PRODUCER’S ENCOREPERFORMANCES SATURDAY, JULY 22 and SATURDAY, JULY 29 AT 7PM SHEPARDSTUDIO AT THECOMPLEXTHEATRE
Three-time 2017 Fringe Festival Award winner and seven time nominee TOYS, created and performed by Christina Evans, will play two Producer’s Encore performances at the Complex Theatre on Saturday July 22 and Saturday, July 29 at 7pm.
TOYS won the Spirit of the Fringe ‘Never In A Box’ Award (sponsored by Motor City Fringe Festival), The Duende Distinction (sponsored by The Vagrancy) and the Encore Producers Award. TOYS was also nominated for Hollywood Fringe Best Dance/Physical Theatre, Hollywood Fringe Best International, The 2Cents Distinctive Voices Award (sponsore
Over 2 million children are trafficked for commercial sex every year. Locked up, threatened, abused and raped, they are sold to 20-30 men per day.
Toys is a daring solo show created and performed by Christina Evans that delves into the dark world of sex trafficking. Combining dance, theatre and film, Toys is a confronting piece that captures the repetitive cycles of abuse, exchange, and sexual corruption in which children worldwide are entrapped.
Wrapped in plastic, handcuffed and sold as a toy that becomes stripped to the core, Evans encapsulates the shocking trade where innocence is taken and beauty is bought.
Film is intrinsic to the work, along with a compelling and sinister soundtrack. Evans’ movement and text is fueled with emotional and dramatic truth, a critic from Theatre Australia writing: ‘I was stunned to see how much emotion and tragedy could be displayed by a dancer’.
Evans interest in the issue was sparked by reading a newspaper articl