After taking part in a number of theatre workshops since 2009, the Marginal Voices participants decided that they wanted to stage a play: to tell a story about what happens after being 'set free'. The horrors of trafficking have been well documented, but very little is known about what it takes for these women to rebuild their lives, and the challenges they face as they are forced to navigate their way through a succession of unfamiliar and overwhelming experiences.
We are delighted to announce that in July 2012, five of the Marginal Voices women under the direction of Caryne Chapman Clark, will be working alongside the award-winning playwright Bola Agbaje to develop a script for a play to be staged in 2013. Bola is one of the UK's most exciting writers whose plays have been performed at the Royal Court and Tricycle Theatres, and over seven days this summer Marginal Voices participants will have a unique opportunity to give voice to their experiences.
Here is a trailer from our latest MV workshop, made by Karen Martinez of Riposte Pictures.