Dead Girl Walking

By Dave Tippett



Performance Length

5 minutes


Inspired by the book, “The Slave Across the Street”, by Theresa Flores. Human Trafficking. In this Reader's Theater, the victim of human trafficking battles the 'well meaning' but destructive judgements of those who question why she never tried to escape. She explains her descent into emotional detachment, and how their judgment hurts, and how empathy and true acceptance, heals. NOTE: This is a mature script for mature actresses. If teen girls are utilized as suggested, make sure their parents are in full cooperation and have had a chance to review the script. Another alternative would be to use actresses that are over 18—i.e., college students.

Performance Rating

High School - 18+

Audience Rating

High School - 18+