The 2012 tour of She Has a Name was a fringe theatre tour across Canada
of Andrew Kooman's She Has a Name, a play about human trafficking. The
tour was co-produced by Burnt Thicket Theatre and Raise Their Voice and
was directed by Stephen Waldschmidt. The five-person cast featured Carl
Kennedy, Evelyn Chew, Glenda Warkentin, Alysa van Haastert, and Sienna
Howell-Holden. Despite the fact that She Has a Name is set in Southeast
Asia, the producers deliberately cast mostly actors who were not of
Asian descent to avoid the impression that human trafficking happens
only in Asia. Panel discussions were held after the Saturday matinées
during the tour to raise awareness about human trafficking that takes
place in Canada and elsewhere. A Better World (ABW) partnered with Raise
Their Voice throughout the tour; while She Has a Name toured across
Canada to raise awareness about human trafficking, ABW raised money to
help women and children who had been trafficked in Thailand as part of
the country's prostitution industry. Critical ratings of the
performances that employed stars ranged between 3 and 5 stars out of
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_tour_of_She_Has_a_Name>
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