Commissioned Maine Artist by Portland Ovations
Ovations is honored to share the first full-length staged reading of dee Clarke’s memory play, The Last Girl, based in part on Clarke’s 2014 testimony on sexual trafficking to the Maine Human Rights Commission. The Last Girl tells, in three acts, Clarke’s personal story of surviving trafficking as a young child and adult. Reflecting the advocacy work for which she is best known and of which The Last Girl is a part, dee, who passed away unexpectedly a year ago, was driven to bring to life the humanity of each of the many characters portrayed, traffickers as well as survivors, giving voice and hope to those trapped by poverty and racism everywhere. In the final act, as in her life, Clarke uses her own story to become an advocate for survivors of sexploitation. Audiences are invited to celebrate this important Maine activist’s legacy by attending this staged reading. This reading represents a critical moment in the play’s evolution before the addition of staging, costumes and tech. We invite you to learn from and engage with her story and the work of the organization she founded in 2015, Survivor Speak USA.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2022 – 7PM
WESTBROOK PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, WESTBROOK
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Wheelchair accessible, Assisted hearing available, ASL available upon request.