"Jane Doe" show leads to arrests of traffickers in Lake County, CA. 

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THEATRE AGAINST SEX TRAFFICKING

"A shattering, enlightening exposé"  

"...powerful, heart-wrenching and galvanizing"

~Lauraine LeBlanc 

Mad River Union

Jane Doe in Wonderland unites survivors, professional theatre artists, and communities in the effort to prevent sex trafficking through art and education. Appropriate for ages 14+, this original play and survivor-led talkback draws parallels between Alice in Wonderland and the world of domestic sex trafficking; it exposes common ‘red flags’ of traffickers and combats social stigma towards victims by addressing the question “why don’t they run?”  

Jane Doe in Wonderland was born out of the desire to tell a story, a story of trafficking and survival that didn’t happen far off overseas, but in our own backyard. Survivor Leader Elle Snow had always identified with the story of Alice falling down the rabbit-hole; the absurd characters, Alice’s mistreatment and self-blame, and the upside-down logic of Wonderland eerily echoed her experience as a trafficking victim. When approached by playwrights Grace Booth, Erin Johnston and Kate Tobie with an opportunity to use theatre to tell this story, Elle proposed connecting the well-known, beloved story of Alice with her own untold and misunderstood story as a sex trafficking victim.

OUR STORY

Jane Doe is written to be accessible for a high school audience, presenting material in a manner that is neither violent nor explicit. The play follows the most common case of trafficking: that of a ‘Romeo Pimp’ targeting a rural high school girl by pretending to be her boyfriend before bringing her to an unfamiliar city and trafficking her. In addition to addressing the common ‘red flags’ of this type of trafficker, the play specifically addresses the most commonly asked question: “why don’t victims run?” When people understand the tactics a trafficker employs, their conception of ‘prostitution’ is turned upside-down. When teenagers understand what a ‘pimp’ is, their likelihood of being trafficked drastically diminishes. We hope that by raising awareness amongst teens, educators, and concerned citizens, we can prevent any more of our youth from becoming victims.

In addition to its Survivor Advocacy, Jane Doe’s mission is to provide high-quality professional performance in rural, underserved areas of America, as well as to foster artists as advocates. Every participating actor goes through intensive training and experiences their voice as a vehicle for re-writing the narrative of trafficking victims on local and global levels.

CREATORS

elle snow

erin johnston

grace booth

Grace Booth is an actor-creator living in New Orleans, LA. Grace received an M.F.A. in Ensemble Physical Theatre at Dell’Arte International and a B.A. in Theatre and Dance at Amherst College.  She played the March Hare in the 2017Jane Doe tour and directed the 2018 tour. She is also a co-founder of international troupe Til Lalezar Theatre. Grace has worked and taught in the Czech Republic, the Caribbean Islands, Indonesia, and throughout the United States.  

kate tobie

Survivor Partners

Jane Doe in Wonderland would not exist without our survivor partners & their stories. In 2018, in addition to Elle Snow, we had the privilege of touring with two incredible survivor leaders, who are both working every day in their communities to help victims & survivors & combat trafficking through prevention & education. 

 
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IMPACT

“As someone who has produced professional theatre for over 40 years, Jane Doe in Wonderland could professionally engage and captivate audiences anywhere at all levels.”                    

Michael Fields, 

Artistic Director,

Dell’Arte International

“...a powerful piece of theatre that journeys deep into the alternate universe that is sex trafficking in America today”

                    Pat Bitton, North Coast Journal

“This was so amazing. The parallel to Alice in Wonderland was perfect because it is not only nuanced and multifaceted but really makes you think. The full understanding of the whole situation was really mindblowing. The destruction that trafficking causes to human lives is heartbreaking.”

Student, Arcata High School

"…thanks to Jane Doe in Wonderland, sex trafficking can not only be discussed but fought against by every concerned person inspired by this thought-provoking show.”

Eureka Times Standard

Since 2016, Jane Doe has held 34 shows in:

16 towns

10 counties

2 states

and reached:

3300+ people

1200+ teens

The show has also partnered with 3 Survivor-Speakers and countless community arts, education, and social service organizations.

Vacaville Police Detective Mike Miller reflects on Jane Doe and local trafficking.  Click HERE for his testimonial.  

 
 

Jane Doe in Wonderland has produced West Coast tours in 2017 & 2018.  To book us in your community or university, please e-mail janedoeinwonderlandplay@gmail.com

 

TOURS

Trailer (Tour 2018)

Many Thanks to Our 2017-18 Sponsors and Donors:

Humboldt Area Foundation, McLean Foundation, Tom and Stephanie Perrett, The Tobie Family, Angela and Chase Van Epps, Black Lightning Motorcycle Cafe, Soroptimists of Eel River Valley, Soroptimists of Vacaville, Mendocino County Office of Education, Mendocino College Foster & Kinship Care, Community Foundation of Mendocino County/Ukiah Saturday Afternoon Club, The Arcata Foundation, The People's Pint, William B. Greenough, Ronni Lacroute, Pat Bitton, Kent Jenkins, Matt Hiatt, Michael Fishman

 

 

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RESOURCES

Anti-Human Trafficking Organizations

TO REPORT
HUMAN TRAFFICKING CALL
1.888.373.7888
or text
BE FREE (233733)

"Sex trafficking is a form of modern slavery that exists throughout the United States and globally.

Sex traffickers use violence, threats, lies, debt bondage, and other forms of coercion to compel adults and children to engage in commercial sex acts against their will. Under U.S. federal law, any minor under the age of 18 years induced into commercial sex is a victim of sex trafficking—regardless of whether or not the trafficker used force, fraud, or coercion.

Victims of sex trafficking can be U.S. citizens, foreign nationals, women, men, children, and LGBTQ individuals.”

- Polaris Project

Documentaries
Books
Statistics

“Human Trafficking is recognized as the second largest criminal industry in the world”

– U.S. Department of State

 

“California is in the national top 3 destinations for Human Trafficking”

– Polaris Project

 

“1 in 5 runaways in 2015 were likely Sex Trafficking victims”

 – National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

 

“Of 4,163 Sex Trafficking cases reported to T.R.C. in

2015, 2,594 were adults and 1,379 were minors. 781 of those cases occurred in California”

 – Trafficking Resource Center

Girls Like Us - Rachel Lloyd

 

Survivor's Guide to Leaving - Sheila White & Rachel Lloyd

 

Roadmap to Redemption - Rebecca Bender

 

Walking Prey - Holly Austin Smith

 

Runaway Girl - Carissa Phelps

 

And he Called me Angel - Angel Meyers

 

And Life Continues - Wendy Barnes

 

Stolen - Katariina Rosenblatt

 

Renting Lacey - Linda Smith

 

Trauma and Recovery - Judith Herman, M.D.

 

The White Umbrella - Mary Frances Bowley

"Those flowers are ignorant snobs. They refuse to see that Wonderland is right below them and that their roots are stuck in our soil. "

      ~The White Queen, Jane Doe In Wonderland

© 2017 by Jane Doe in Wonderland