Showbiz Chicago Photo Op! Breakfast At Chicago Shakes With Playwright Cora Bissett

Criss Henderson welcomes the guests for Chi Shakes breakfast for playwright Cora Bissett

Cora Bissett discusses her play ROADKILL about human trafficking.


Following sold-out runs in London (where it received the Olivier Award) and Paris, Roadkill has its American premiere in Chicago. Based on the real life experiences of a young woman trafficked from Nigeria, Scottish writer/director Cora Bissett’s critically acclaimed, site-specific theatrical and multi-media event explores the terrifying complexities of human trafficking. Transported by mini-van to an apartment in a Chicago neighborhood, audiences will come face-to-face with the brutal and hidden truth behind the newspaper headlines—sharing the intimate, harrowing details of a young woman trapped in a living nightmare. Roadkill premiered at the 2010 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and was the first production in history to win every major theatre award of the Festival, as well as a special Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award. The British Council partners with CST in Chicago and St. Ann’s Warehouse in New York City to create a public program that engages local partners with a vested interest in the eradication of sex-trafficking, exploring the impact of this issue on these two important American cities.


Running May 11-26, 2013. For more information please visit