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April 14-17, Black Stripe Theater will present the acclaimed documentary play SEVEN @ Sangubashi Transmission Theater



Written by Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol K. Mack, Ruth Margraff, Anna Deavere Smith and Susan Yankowitz


SEVEN tells 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 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.


SEVEN will be directed by Rachel Walzer and produced by Sarajean Rossitto.

With gratitude to Vital Voices Global Partnership.
April 14 (Thurs) 7:30pm
April  15 (Fri) 7:30pm
April  16 (Sat) 2:00pm & 7:30pm
April  17 (Sun) 2:00pm & 7:30pm

Tickets – minimum donation per person *

3500 yen – for all reservations and payments made before April 1

4000 yen – for all reservations and payments made from April 1


*Your payment includes one drink and all profit will be donated to a Japanese nonprofit organization working on women’s issues.

– more information on the organization and their work will be shared in mid Feb.

The online ticket reservation form will be active from Feb 13 thru April 17, 2016

Map and link to theater site http://www.trance-mission.jp/access.html
SEVEN is being performed by Black Stripe Theater as part of the global March to March, more than 100 performances worldwide will spotlight International Women’s Month.


Find out more about SEVEN, the women and the global awareness raising campaign: http://seventheplay.com/

Seven the Play Tokyo Blog http://seventheplaytokyo.blogspot.jp/

SEVEN – a Documentary Play http://seventheplaytokyo.blogspot.jp/
Black Stripe Theater http://blackstripetheater.com/



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