Black Stripe Theater presents SEVEN, April 14-17 @ Sangubashi Trance Mission

Black Stripe Theater presents the
documentary play SEVEN
April 14-17, 2016

@ Trance Mission Theater

Director Rachel Walzer and producer Sarajean Rossitto bring to Tokyo the true stories of seven women who 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 a 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.

DIRECTOR: Rachel Walzer
Producer: Sarajean Rossitto
STARRING: Lise Hirooka, Louise Heal Kawai, Eigi Koh, Elena Lin, Reina,
and Arlene Dinglasan as the SEVEN plus an ensemble cast of
multi-talented artists.
A cast and crew of 30 persons from 16 countries come together to
celebrate the lives of women who have done more than survive great
difficulties but have become to be leaders of social change

April 14 (Thurs) 7:30pm
April  15 (Fri) 7:30pm
April  16 (Sat) 2:00pm & 7:30pm
April  17 (Sun) 2:00pm & 7:30pm

  3500 yen – for all reservations made before April 1
  4000 yen – for all reservations made from April 1
All profit from this show will be donated to Resilience,
(NPO法人レジリエンス、 a nonprofit organization raising
awareness about domestic violence in Japan.
Reserve online and pay in cash at the door. Reserve your tickets here:

B1 Sangubashi Guest house Yoyogi 4-50-8, Shibuya-ku Tokyo,
Closest station: Sangubashi, Odakyu line
Map and link to theater site
*Trance Mission has a fully stocked bar - arrive early and enjoy the
original cocktail based on the show!
NOTE: Due to the themes and language no one under 15 will be admitted
into the theater.

About the Director
Rachel Walzer has performed and directed a continuous series of
performances, with such companies as Tokyo International Players,
Black Stripe Theatre, New World’s Theatre, Sometimes Y Theatre, Loose
Socks Theatre (Yokohama), Tokyo Comedy Store, Tokyo Theatre for
Children, Tamsit Educational Theatre Company (Jerusalem), independent
productions, and others.

From the Producer
After viewing a reading of SEVEN in Prague in 2014, Sarajean was
determined to bring dramatic performance of SEVEN to Tokyo. Marrying
her commitment to social justice and love of theatre, Sarajean decided
to make Tokyo part of the global 2016 campaign to raise awareness
about issues facing women in Japan as well as human rights violations
around the world.

SEVEN is based on interviews conducted with seven women activists and
was written by seven women playwrights - Paula Cizmar, Catherine
Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol K. Mack, Ruth Margraff, Anna Deavere
Smith and Susan Yankowitz. SEVEN is presented with gratitude to Vital
Voices Global Partnership.

SEVEN is being performed as part of the global March to March, more
than 100 (possible) performances worldwide will spotlight
International Women’s Month. SEVEN aims to raise awareness about the
issues women face all around the world by telling the stories of real
women who have survived challenges and are helping better women’s
lives. SEVEN was developed with support from the Vital Voices Global

For media:
To confirm reservations:
All ticket reservations must be made online.

About Black Stripe Theater:
About SEVEN, the women and the global awareness campaign:

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