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2320 Jammed - Julie Ewing

Company Name: Story Slinger Entertainment

City/State: Local

Genre: Dance, Musical, Spoken Word, R

Ratings: R - Adult Content

Playwright: Conceived by Kelsie Clark Massey & Julie Ewing

Premiere: Yes

Warnings: Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking, Physical Abuse

Venue: The Arts Asylum

Show Times:

Fri, 7/21 9:00 PM
Sun, 7/23 7:30 PM
Tue, 7/25 6:00 PM
Fri, 7/28 10:30 PM
Sat, 7/29 7:30 PM


Based on personal interviews and research, JAMMED is a musical that sheds light on the growing epidemic of human trafficking. Through story, song, dance and spoken word, we learn the harrowing details of what it means to be trafficked. From grooming, exploitation, rescue, and the hard realities of life after being trafficked, JAMMED hopes to move us to action. If you or someone you know is or has been trafficked, please contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888.


Julie Ewing, Director
Kelsie Clark Massey, Music Director
Hannah Anderson, Choreographer
Mitch Simmons, Stage Manager
Set Design, Patrick Pribyl
Costume Design, Sarah Jeter
Sound Design, Richard McCroskey

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  1. Debbi Naster on July 21, 2023 at 10:32 pm

    Excellent message on an important topic. The agony and desperation came through in the lyrics and the music was beautifully performed. The dancing was powerful and also beautifully performed.

    • Paulette Shilling on July 23, 2023 at 10:47 pm

      I just witnessed this show tonight. I kept holding my breath without even realizing it! It was so real, so profound. I felt like I could reach out and touch it. So hard to put into words, the profound difference it made in my life! The show itself, the music, lyrics, dance and the words. Every single one of them! I wanted more! I also loved the messages at the end on human trafficking! How to recognize it, what to do! It was so, “ in your face”, in all the right ways. I recently saw, “Sound of Freedom” at the theater! The timing of JAMMED was just amazing! This is a subject that cannot be ignored. This show brought it so much closer to home then the movie ever could. I am forever changed.

    • Karen Schoeben on July 29, 2023 at 9:58 pm

      Powerful performances! Real tears. Real anguish! I forgot they were acting. I grew up with Chicago theater. The music, the lyrics were insanely genius! Pierced the heart! Well done!

  2. Chris Geil on July 22, 2023 at 11:23 am

    An important show with excellent songs and performances!
    A blend of spoken word, modern ballet, pop songs, dramatic storytelling, and blunt vignettes pack a punch in this skillfully crafted and heart-wrenching piece.
    You need to see it!

    • Carrie Roesner on July 23, 2023 at 9:47 pm

      I loved the music in this musical and learned something about the sex trafficking industry. The Musical was very powerful. I also really liked all the actors performing. They did an excellent job of bringing in and connecting with the audience.

      • Jamy VanSyckle on July 29, 2023 at 7:21 am

        This is an incredible and poignant show. Such an important topic to bring to everyone’s awareness. The music was incredible and I loved all the beautiful harmonies from the characters. Just sad it was only. Portion of the show, I wanted to see the rest!!!!

    • Carey on July 24, 2023 at 11:42 am

      Everyone should see this. A beautiful performance that exposes the truth on such a heart-wrenching topic.

    • Sonja on July 29, 2023 at 2:41 pm

      This was a powerful and important story, with beautiful music and dance to tell stories along with the spoken word.

  3. Ashley on July 23, 2023 at 9:36 pm

    Stunning and powerful. This show brings a very important and scary issue to light in a way that feels accessible and inspires to make a difference, and be more aware.

  4. Melissa on July 23, 2023 at 9:41 pm

    A very well done performance. The songs were beautiful and the dancing very expressive. Everyone should see and learn about a very important topic- a heartbreaking evil of our day.

  5. Susie Rowan on July 24, 2023 at 8:20 am

    A compelling show shedding light on human trafficking. The stories of each women touched a nerve or penetrated my heart as I entered into the pain of their exploitation. Well done!

  6. Jill Bergthold on July 24, 2023 at 8:54 am

    This story was incredibly captivating, keeping you hooked till the very end. The final melody left you feeling empowered, as its amazing music echoed in your soul. The way they used dance to express emotions was truly fascinating and added a unique aspect to the whole experience.

    You don’t want to miss this one!

  7. BRENT NANNEY on July 24, 2023 at 12:04 pm

    A highly informative piece which provides a view point from many different angles regarding the sex-trafficking industry in the United States. This show contains some challenging material with all of the beautiful art forms the theatre uses to tell stories such as contemporary dance, song, dialogue, and verse. An artistically diverse creation for the purpose of social awareness you won’t soon forget.

  8. Kevin on July 24, 2023 at 1:06 pm

    This show far exceeded anything that I have seen in a while. Not only is the acting superb enough to transport a person to another world but the music by Kelsie Clark Massey transcends time and space. EVERYONE needs to hear what this team has to say. This story and subject affects every person and was told so beautifully with poise and delicacy. Thank you for letting us share in your stories and listen to what needs to be heard.

  9. Jessie marlow on July 24, 2023 at 1:48 pm

    I would definitely see it again. Amazing show, beautiful performances and a very important message to tell. Took my breath away and gave me goosebumps. Everyone needs to see it!

    • Christy Kinne on July 24, 2023 at 8:15 pm

      This is a powerful performance and wonderfully written. The truth, urgency, and hope of its message came through clearly in the music, dance, spoken word, and beautiful passion of the performers. Well done. I hope many, many will see this. Thank you for creating and sharing this with us.

  10. Sharon Stiner on July 24, 2023 at 7:29 pm

    “Jammed” was a new way of bringing one’s attention to the hard facts about human trafficking. Using powerful words, strong song and voice, and dance that brought an element of experiencing the pain a victim felt, it was an outstanding performance. Lots of talent on and off stage. Praying more people take the time to come and watch this play and open their eyes to the truth that this is a world wide epidemic that needs to be exposed and eradicated.

  11. Tracie on July 24, 2023 at 8:32 pm

    Thought-provoking and compelling! Covers an important topic in a personal way. I highly recommend it!

  12. Jen Owens on July 24, 2023 at 9:20 pm

    Truthful, powerful storytelling of the lives of 4 women impacted by sex trafficking in varying ways. Beautiful, honest songs that rang with hope for redemption and freedom. This is a MUST SEE musical that will break your heart open for women who are trapped in prostitution and remind you that the voice of every woman matters! When you have a gifted songwriter+passionate advocate, you get a musical like Jammed!

  13. Jim Stanton on July 24, 2023 at 9:25 pm

    Excellent work by both creators and performers! The difficult subject matter was handled with a sense of hope. Thought-provoking! Inspired!!

  14. Randy on July 25, 2023 at 8:20 pm

    Thank you for bringing this subject to the stage. The performers did a terrific job of bringing various issues to light. The interview was sad and the interviewees maintained their dignity. The young lady being caught up in the system was enlightening and so very true to life! Thanks to all of the actors!

    • Jay Coombes on July 29, 2023 at 3:16 pm

      We were absolutely blown away by the honesty and sensitivity with which this very difficult subject was approached. The performances were top notch. All of the voices were amazing,

  15. Alice Scott on July 25, 2023 at 11:21 pm

    I was absolutely floored by this show tonight! The message, the delivery, and depth was a privilege to witness tonight. There was a moment when a dancer was doing movement and breaths in silence. It was so powerful to watch, I felt tears rolling down my cheeks. The songs were incredible and the the actors performed them to perfection! Such an important subject for our culture. The message is timely.

  16. Belle Loux on July 28, 2023 at 8:52 pm

    Absolutely phenomenal show!. Amazing production, music, acting and story telling.

  17. Shawn on July 29, 2023 at 12:00 am

    Despite the dark truth hidden for years, America is waking up to the reality. Fantastic delivery despite the ugliness of reality. They all did an excellent job! Even dirt bag Sam. Thank for playing the bad guy.

  18. RW on July 29, 2023 at 2:51 pm

    So creative. Such an important topic. Amazing production. What a display of national talent right here in KC. The highlight of the festival.

  19. Cindy on July 30, 2023 at 8:06 am

    Excellent show-I left wanting to see the rest! As stated by many others-a timely powerful message performed by outstanding actors. The music, lyrics and dialogue was thoughtful and provoking! Thank you to the writers for dealing so thoughtfully with this delicate topic, bringing truth and exposing the lies behind trafficking. Well done.

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