Survivor and Author Theresa Flores travels the U.S. sharing her story of trafficking and being a sex slave while living in an upper-middle class suburb of Detroit, Michigan. At 15 years of age she was drugged, raped and tortured for two long years — kept in bondage, forced to pay back an impossible debt as a sex slave — all the while living at home, attempting to keep her family safe.
Theresa's organization, TraffickFree builds awareness about domestic sex trafficking and sexually exploited children in the U.S. Their purpose is to educate students, parents, professionals and motel owners/staff on the red flags of trafficking and how to identify a victim. They work in partnership with other organizations to rescue missing adolescents from becoming a human trafficking victim. They work in partnership with other organizations to rescue missing adolescents from becoming a human trafficking victim. Equally as important is to help survivors heal from the trauma of being trafficked and empowering them to become productive citizens. Learn more about Theresa and her plight to stop human trafficking by reading her best memoir, "The Slave Across the Street."
If you don't think human trafficking happens in your zip code, think again. Come learn more about human trafficking and Theresa's story and why she created S.O.A.P. Her presentation will bring you anger, sadness, laughter and motivation to do something about this horrific crime.
Immediate access parking is FREE at the Niswonger. Lots are located to the North and South of the venue. Handicap parking is available to the East of the facility immediately outside of the main entrance.
All areas of the Niswonger and certain seating areas are accessible by wheelchair. Please notify the Box Office (419-238-NPAC) at the time of ticket purchase so that a platform for companion seating is reserved. Please ask the ushers for assistance to be seated. All entrances from the parking lots have ramps and are at sidewalk level. A wheelchair-accessible elevator serves both levels of the Niswonger providing both the lower and upper lobby and auditorium. All restroom facilities offer handicap accessibility and a larger family restroom is available on the upper lobby level. There are a limited number of handicap accessible parking spaces available in the front of the facility and in both the North and South campus parking lots. These are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Niswonger also has assisted listening devices provided by the Van Wert Service Club. Please contact the Box Office for details: 419-238-NPAC.
Alert the Facilities Manager of any special considerations. The Niswonger Staff is ready to assist with entry to and from the show. Please contact the Box Office in advance at 419-238-6722 or [email protected].
Advanced event ticketing, a 10% discount and a driver comp ticket are available for groups of 10 or more. Arrangements must be made through Jerry Beard, Box Office Manager, 419-238-6722 or [email protected].
Electronic Devices & Camera Policy
Please or silence all electronic devices when the house lights go down for the performance. We welcome you to access social media to share your experience during intermission or after the performance. The use of cameras, audio recording devices and video recording devices is prohibited at performances at the INB PAC. The use of professional lenses and flash photography is strictly prohibited. Flash photography may distract the performer and cause injury.
There are no age restrictions for this family show. Children three and under are granted admission without a ticket so long as they are held by an adult ticket-holder. The VWAPAF reserves the right to preclude the attendance of children under the age of 5 years determined by the nature of the performance. Guardians will be asked to remove their child/children if they cause disruptions for other ticket-holders during a performance.