theatre made by refugees…
Six original new theatre shows from across the UK, each with a post-show or morning-after opportunity for audience and theatre-makers to discuss:-
Monday 26 March
Dream On, Redcliffe Stories (matinee)
Will Miriam’s dream become a reality? Miriam’s dream is to go to university, but there are many obstacles in her way. Will she be able to overcome these barriers to make her dream a reality? Local women from Redcliffe bring back the show they first created and performed last summer.
acta, Bristol – a new show by refugee men living in East Bristol (evening)
Tuesday 27 March
Dear Home Office: Still Pending (matinee)
Phosphoros Theatre is an Applied Theatre company based in London. For the last two years they have been working with young men aged 16-22 who came to the UK as unaccompanied minors. Their productions offer a unique perspective on forced migration, and their first show, Dear Home Office, was nominated for the 2016 Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award.
The show will be followed by an interactive workshop for audience members.
Community Arts North West (CAN)
Going Solo (evening)
Theatre-makers from refugee heritages in Greater Manchester, present a series of insightful narratives of reinvention.
Wednesday 28 March
acta, Bristol – A new show made by Syrian refugees living in Bristol (matinee)
But where are you really from? (evening)
Citizens Theatre Glasgow celebrates the rich and diverse life stories of asylum seekers and refugees living in Glasgow. The piece will be co created with local Turkish theatre maker and human rights campaigner Pinar Aksu and World Spirit, a local community theatre group which celebrates integration and diversity. The performers will share evocative stories of their lives through spoken word, song and music and will provide a unique opportunity to hear the reflections of those seeking refuge in Glasgow.