UCO Students Hope To Give a Voice To Women Forced Into Prostitution Through Premiere of One-Act Play

Oct. 9, 2012

Media Contact:  Liz Johnson, Marketing & Communications Manager, UCO College of Fine Arts and Design, (405) 974-3774, ejohnson26@uco.edu
 

UCO STUDENTS HOPE TO GIVE A VOICE TO WOMEN FORCED INTO PROSTITUTION THROUGH PREMIERE OF ORIGINAL ONE-ACT PLAY

The University of Central Oklahoma Theatre Arts Department will premiere the one-act play “VOICED: The Real Story of Prostituted Women” at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 19-20 in Pegasus Theater located in the UCO Liberal Arts Building.           

“VOICED” is written and directed by College of Fine Arts and Design students Summer Nolan and Claudia Fain.  They want to raise awareness about prostituted women in the United States – Oklahoma specifically. 

Nolan said she hopes the show educates the audience and provides them with the opportunity to help solve the problems of forced prostitution within Oklahoma communities, as well as internationally.           

“’VOICED’ has been a very collaborative effort.  The Central theatre arts and music theatre faculty members have been very supportive of our efforts,” said Nolan, writer/director of “VOICED.”           

“The show is part of a grass roots movement intended to raise awareness about the sex trade, a real issue that involves a multitude of victims across the United States and world. I am honored to be a part of such an important cause.”           

Following the show, a panel of people representing the UCO Violence Prevention Project, Oklahomans Against Trafficking Humans (OATH), and No Boundaries will be present for a question/answer session with audience members about the sex trade.                

For further information about “VOICED,” call 405-684-4374.  Though admission is free, donations will be accepted on behalf of OATH and No Boundaries.            

This show is recommended for mature audiences.

For a complete listing of UCO College of Fine Arts and Design events and performances, visit www.uco.edu/cfad/events.

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