NO PLACE CALLED HOME
A Play Written and Performed by Kim Schultz
Original NYC Production Directed by Sarah Cameron Sunde
Original Score Composed and Performed by Amikaeyla Gaston
Commissioned and Produced in NYC by Intersections International
No Place Called Home is an unexpected story—a story about an American woman and an Iraqi man, a story about one refugee out of millions, a story that isn’t supposed to be a love story.
The play was developed after I traveled in 2009 as part of an artist delegation to Jordan, Lebanon and Syria with the New York Based NGO, Intersections International. We interviewed hundreds of Iraqis, heard their stories, and shared them with an American audience in hopes of awareness and change. No Place Called Home premiered off-broadway in 2010, followed by a national tour at regional theaters and universities, including a final stop at The John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. as part of "World Refugee Day" with UNHCR. Best-selling author Khaled Hosseini introduced the play.
The world landscape has certainly changed since 2009, but what hasn't changed is the dire situation of refugees worldwide. In fact it has worsened. And with all the current anti-refugee and anti-Muslim rhetoric, there is an even more urgent need to tell these stories, to help humanize the humans, to tell the stories that aren't being told.
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