Play on Human Trafficking in Maynooth and Trinity College

DiabloSpanner in the Works Theatre Company presents Diablo, a play on human trafficking in Ireland. Diablo is written and produced by Patricia Downey. It will be performed in NUI Maynooth (Student Common Room) at 7pm on Wednesday 16th October, and in Trinity College Dublin (ISE/Loyola Institute Building) at 8pm on Thursday 17th October. Tickets at the door: €10 (€5 students/concessions). Please note: this play contains violent sexual language and disturbing scenes. Over 18s I.D. is required.

Diablo has a small cast of 5 actors and is written by Patricia Downey, Artistic Director for Belfast based Spanner in the Works Theatre Company, which is partly funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Spanner in the Works Theatre Company was established in Belfast in September 1998 and undertakes performances and workshops throughout Ireland, touring rural and urban communities. The main aim of the company is to provide challenging productions that will deal with difficult, hard hitting and controversial subject matter.

Speaking about the play’s challenging subject matter, Patricia Downey commented: “Human trafficking is a fast growing criminal enterprise due to the fact that it is relatively low risk but with a high profit potential. Sadly, criminal organisations are increasingly attracted to human trafficking because, unlike drugs, humans can be sold repeatedly. Continue reading “Play on Human Trafficking in Maynooth and Trinity College”