Trafficked 2.0

dance & physical theatre · the catalyst · Ages 16+ · United States of America

world premiere
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EILEEN WEINER certified reviewer June 11, 2018
Peerada Meemalayath has expanded what was originally a one-woman show into a theater piece with 6 actors, three men and three women, on the topic of human trafficking. Through movement and dialogue in Thai, Spanish, and English, she suggests the international scope of this problem by following the plight of two young girls who have been kidnapped for use as prostitutes. They are watched over by their jailer, Auntie Em, quite different from her namesake in the Wizard of Oz. The story of one girl is based in fact; the other is fiction. Peerada shines a light on this terrible practice, and offers discussion at the end of the play as well as information about organizations that labor to help free people from such captivity. She describes an u... full review
WALTER SANTUCCI certified reviewer June 14, 2018
Amazing and intense... full review
DREW PETRIELLO certified reviewer June 14, 2018
It's a tough subject that Catalyst has decided to tackle, but one they do with respect and illumination.... full review
ROBERT DITILLIO certified reviewer June 14, 2018
tagged as: provocative · drama · dance · movement
This is a well done and powerful show that tackles a difficult subject in a very creative way. And when I say difficult, I mean it's difficult to watch what happens to the women in this show because we all know it's something that happens for real every day, even if it hasn't happened to anyone we know personally. Trafficked 2.0 handles this in a unique way. All the scenes of brutality are presented with mood lighting, music, movement and dance. This enables the audience to be affected by the emotion of what's happening, without turning away from the horror. It's a brilliant way to present the subject matter and something I really haven't seen before.... full review
STEVE CHANG certified reviewer June 16, 2018
This show was really good. There were some surprising dance elements and interesting staging. But also the show has an important message beyond entertainment. It tackles the plight of human trafficking. It's a great thing when theater can inspire conversation and attention towards a real issue. Congrats to the cast and crew for the success of this production!... full review
EVAN HONER certified reviewer June 16, 2018
Trafficked 2.0 is a wonderfully choreographed movement piece that takes us briefly into the world of human trafficking and affects the viewer viscerally as we (the audience) come to realize what is happening all around us. ... full review
MITCHELL BISSCHOP certified reviewer June 16, 2018
Powerful and difficult. Exactly the way a play like this should be. No punches pulled.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 23, 2018
Very moving. Well done. ... full review
JIM VEJVODA certified reviewer June 24, 2018
A phenomenal show. Utterly harrowing, thought-provoking, important and well performed. A must-see.... full review
CHRISTINA EVANS certified reviewer July 01, 2018
Such an important issue that is thriving more than ever in countries all around the world - including the US. Trafficked 2.0 follows a victim of the sex trafficking on her terrifying journey from kidnapping to slavery, and is disturbing in its honesty. ... full review