GONE, the first full length piece by The Oven, explored the experience of human trauma through the lens of human trafficking, specifically the sexual exploitation of children in the United States. Five characters walked you through their world, their experience, and their stories to give insight into the life of a trafficking victim/survivor. Through monologues, group choral pieces, chants, voiceovers and songs, the cast showed not only individual experiences of characters, but demonstrated a collective experiences of victims and survivors across the board. The piece, created with the structure of a cantata in mind, is a non-linear piece of theatre, where timelines and stories weave together in and out of consciousness. Meant to alienate and stun the audience, GONE used loud noises, direct address, bright lights and repetition to shock the audience into paying closer attention. Speakers from The Human Trafficking Task Force, the FBI SVU, Baltimore Safe House of Hope, and the governors office have participated in talk backs.  http://wypr.org/post/rousuck-review-gone http://dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2016/01/19/188125/  

GONE, the first full length piece by The Oven, explored the experience of human trauma through the lens of human trafficking, specifically the sexual exploitation of children in the United States. Five characters walked you through their world, their experience, and their stories to give insight into the life of a trafficking victim/survivor. Through monologues, group choral pieces, chants, voiceovers and songs, the cast showed not only individual experiences of characters, but demonstrated a collective experiences of victims and survivors across the board. The piece, created with the structure of a cantata in mind, is a non-linear piece of theatre, where timelines and stories weave together in and out of consciousness. Meant to alienate and stun the audience, GONE used loud noises, direct address, bright lights and repetition to shock the audience into paying closer attention. Speakers from The Human Trafficking Task Force, the FBI SVU, Baltimore Safe House of Hope, and the governors office have participated in talk backs. 

http://wypr.org/post/rousuck-review-gone

http://dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2016/01/19/188125/