About 52 Letters
California is the U.S. state most affected by human trafficking — and Oakland is a national hub for underage sex trafficking. In "52 Letters" (Winner, Best of SF Fringe Festival 2013), Oakland artist and activist Regina Evans combines poetry and Negro spirituals into a deeply moving experience that brings to light the realities of young Americans caught in modern-day slavery. "52 Letters" is not a traditional play. It is a ritual of truth. A ceremony of awareness. A prayer of activation on behalf of the beloved children caught in sex trafficking. They are somebody’s baby. They are somebody’s child. And they are ours to love. "52 Letters" is written and performed by Regina Evans ("Regina’s Door"), with vocals by Rashida Chase.
Heart Advisory: "52 Letters" carries waves of grief and sorrow. Please be attentive to your heart. Consider.
Tell Me More
A number of performances will be followed by conversations with local anti-trafficking advocates and activists, check Ubuntu Theater Project's website for more information.
Recommended for ages 14 and up. Addresses sensitive topics.