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We Are The Body - World Premiere

Published: Monday, March 16, 2015 Burnt Thicket Theatre presents World Premiere of We Are the Body by Andrew Kooman Month long tour includes Red Deer (May 5 – 9), Calgary (May 13 – 23) & Saskatoon (May 26 – 31) Click here to view video trailer of We Are The Body Calgary, Alberta – New from award winning playwright Andrew Kooman (who created She Has A Name) is

She Has A Name playwright Andrew Kooman receives Provincial Award of Excellence

Published: Saturday, June 16, 2012 Red Deer College Alumnus & She Has a Name Playwright Andrew Kooman Receives Provincial Award of Excellence She Has a Name playwright Andrew Kooman received the Outstanding Alumnus Provincial Award Celebrating Excellence (PACE Award). Preparing graduates for successful careers and successful lives. This is something that Red Deer College takes

She Has A Name - Cdn. Tour

Published: Sunday, April 22, 2012

She Has A Name 12-city Canadian tour bares chilling truths about human trafficking in sex trade

An international cast of five actors play dual roles in gritty, fast-paced, suspense filled drama

Adds Waldschmidt, “I believe audiences will relate to and be deeply impacted by this play on two levels – one the visceral experience of the story’s emotional, roller coaster journey that will ‘get under their skin’ and motivate people to take action against human trafficking.  The second is inspiration to keep on fighting the good fight – gained from the seemingly insurmountable challenges faced by both Jason and Number 18.”

Playwright Andrew Kooman comments, “The tragedy of Number 18's plight in She Has A Name highlights that real justice needs to be secured for the real victims around the world. It also suggests that justice can only be realized if real people know, care and take informed and decisive action. Telling stories that remind us of the immeasurable value of human life is the first step of many to transform real world stories of injustice and tragedy into stories of redemption and hope.”


She Has A Name has five actors playing 10 roles. The doubling of roles helps connect the Bangkok Thailand setting with Canada and the reality that trafficking persons for sex slavery is taking place right here in Canada. The underlying story line is that every victim and every perpetrator connected in the human traffic web is a human being that could easily touch anyone of us.



Evelyn Chew is #18


Carl Kennedy plays dual role 

as Jason (lawyer) and a pimp



Burnt Thicket Theatre & Raise Their Voice announce 12-city Canadian tour for She Has A Name

Published: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 Burnt Thicket Theatre & Raise Their Voice announce 12-city Canadian tour for She Has A Name Critically acclaimed play about human trafficking to be seen in seven provinces May-October, 2012 In partnership with Raise Their Voice, Burnt Thicket Theatre is proud to present She Has A Name by playwright Andrew Kooman in twelve cities and seven