The University of Minnesota, Morris Theatre Discipline announces a performance of “No Place Called Home,” a play written and performed by Kim Schultz, with music by Amikaeyla Gaston, and directed by Sarah Cameron Sunde. The performance is Friday, February 24, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Click here for details.
“No Place Called Home” is an unexpected story—a true story about an American woman and an Iraqi man, a story about one refugee out of 4 million, a story that isn’t supposed to be a love story.
“No Place Called Home” was originally produced and commissioned as part of the Iraqi Voices Amplification Project (IVAP), a global initiative started by Intersections International to use the power of the arts to call attention to the displacement of more than 4 million Iraqis as a result of the U.S. military involvement in Iraq. Since 2006, an estimated 2.2 million Iraqis have fled their country, living as illegal migrants abroad – unable to work, access health or social services, or obtain an education for their children. Another 2 million were displaced internally.
Intersections International led a delegation of eight American artists, including Schultz and Gaston, on a three-week immersion trip to Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria where they talked to hundreds of refugees. Upon their return, the artists began creating a series of pieces designed to humanize the crisis and give voice to the millions of refugees whose plight has yet to enter broad public consciousness. “No Place Called Home” is the centerpiece of this effort.