In observance of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the Winters Theatre Company will present a special benefit performance of SEVEN at the Woodland Opera House on April 8th, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. The show was performed by the Winters Theatre Company as part of its regular season last October in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Two local non-profit organizations who assist victims of human trafficking and domestic violence, Empower Yolo and My Sister’s House, will be the beneficiaries of this performance.
In 2006, seven women playwrights began the process of interviewing international women leaders connected to the network of Vital Voices Global Partnership. The result was a truly compelling piece of documentary theatre.
SEVEN tells the true stories of seven courageous women who faced tremendous challenges in their lives, including rape, poverty and human trafficking, and bravely fought for the well-being of women, families, and children around the globe: in Russia, protecting women from domestic violence; in Cambodia, rescuing girls from human trafficking; in Guatemala, giving voice to the poor; in Afghanistan, empowering rural women; in Nigeria and Pakistan, fighting for women’s education and rights; and in Northern Ireland, promoting peace and equality.
SEVEN premiered in New York City on Martin Luther King Day in 2008. To date, it has been translated into more than 20 languages and performed in 32 different countries. SEVEN is a very different theatrical production that will inspire audience members to take action in their local communities.
The show is directed by Anita Ahuja, Manager for Special Projects at the California Victim Compensation Program and Director for the Winters Theatre Company.
SEVEN is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. For more information about SEVEN, please visit www.seventheplay.com.
“Riveting, explosive, and inspiring drama…starkly emotive…reaffirm[s] the belief that one person could indeed make a difference.”— Huffington Post
“Poignant and compelling…it offers assurance that even the most disadvantaged individuals can speak out and do something.” — Salt Lake City Tribune
“The lives of these women provide a portal through which audiences will be able to experience a diversity of cultures while bearing witness to the varied way in which individual women have overcome seemingly insurmountable hurdles to justice and freedom.” —Melanne Verveer, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues