Special programs on two Miami campuses next week will highlight a serious issue and the actor's art.
On Monday at 7 p.m., Florida International University theater associate professor Phillip M. Church will direct a staged reading of Body & Sold, a play about the sexual exploitation of teen girls. The play is drawn from interviews with 10 girls, and the event is part of FIU's observation of the National Day of Human Trafficking Awareness. The production happens at the university's Studio Theatre, DM 150; before the reading, a panel discussion on trafficking as a social pandemic in Florida takes place from 5 to 6 p.m. at FIU's Graham Center, 11200 SW Eighth St., Miami. Admission is free, but donations to support Miami's Kristi House, a Miami home for victims of child sexual abuse, will be collected. For information, call Margaret McCaffery at 305-789-0043.
On Thursday, Jan. 14, actor-teacher Roberta Carreri visits the home of Miami's Prometeo Theatre to offer a performance master class of her autobiographical piece Traces in the Snow. Carreri, a member of Denmark's Odin Teatret, has studied with theater masters all over the world, and she'll share her wisdom in a program delivered in both English and Spanish.
Admission to the performance demonstration is $25. It takes place at Prometeo's theater space on Miami Dade College's Wolfson campus, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami. Call 305-237-3262 or visit the Prometeo web site for more information.