Regina Y. Evans is a Modern Day Abolitionist in the fight against child sex trafficking, a social justice playwright, actor and poet. She is the Founder of Regina's Door, an Oakland based vintage store which operates as a creative arts healing space for young survivors of sex trafficking, a Co-Founder of Conjure And Mend, a sewing salon created for young survivors to learn the art of costuming, and the Founder/Creative Director of Beloved: An Insistence a street based artist initiative designed to bring artistic and theatrical care and beauty to victims of child sex trafficking.
Ms. Evans is an award winning social justice poet, playwright, costumer and performer. Her stage play 52 Letters, which brings awareness to the fight against modern day slavery, was honored to win a 2013 Best of SF Fringe Festival Award, and was a part of the Oakland (formerly Ubuntu) Theater Project 2019 season. 52 Letters was a finalist for the 2019 Outstanding Solo Performance for the Theatre Bay Area Awards, SF, Ca. Also in 2019, Ms. Evans was the recipient of the Equity in the Entertainment Industry Award, Stanford University.
Her stage play, Passage (on slavery, the commodification of the Black Female womb and healing) received Semifinal status for the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, 2020.
Ms. Evans is a native of Oakland, Ca.
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My most gratifying moments in theater are the times spent mentoring young survivors of sex trafficking in the art of theater.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
I am currently working on writing and developing a series of street based stage plays (I was lucky enough to receive a grant through the Just City Fund, Oakland, Ca) that will challenge infrastructure/entities (ie retail, hotels, transportation, etc) that unwittingly support human trafficking due to lack of knowledge. The plays seek to bring awareness so that these entities can disengage and operate in a more just manner. Secondly, I am tweaking my stage play, Passage, which looks at human trafficking through a lens of past day slavery and the commodification of the Black female womb. In doing so, the play seeks to go to the root of this injustice so that healing can flow.
Social Justice, Black Female Playwrights, Survivors, Historical, Slavery, Human Trafficking Ritual, Ceremony, Magical, Street-based theater, Insist