“Over the course of Ms. Schultz's performance, the Iraqi refugee population of New York City increased virtually by something like 10%, as she brought stories of urban refugee life into the spare rehearsal room...Ms. Schultz transformed herself...”
The New York Times

"Under Sarah Cameron Sunde's perceptive direction, Schultz gains our sympathies for a people who many people automatically suspect are our enemies. That alone is no small achievement."
The Star Ledger

"How can one person summarize so much pain, pride trauma, love and suffering like an Iraqi refugee while she is, in fact, not an Iraqi refugee herself? As a refugee myself, I gave up to the fact, that no one can hold the complexity of the crisis, it's so complicated and different. Yet I was wrong. In this event, I was captured from the first word until the end. It was brilliant."
Ibrahim, Iraqi refugee

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Production HISTORY

Ondarte Artist Residency, Akumal, Mexico, August 16, 2012
The John F. Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. June 20, 2012
York College, Queens, NY April 26, 2012
Groton School, Groton, MA, April 3, 2012  
Winona State University, Winona, MN, March 1, 2012 
University of Minnesota Morris, Morris, MN, February 24, 2012
Illuminated Metropolis Gallery, NYC, NY, January 19, 2012, excerpt
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, January 8-9, 2012
Indiana University South Bend, South Bend, IN October 20, 2011
Bronx Community College, Bronx, NY, October 18, 2011
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, October 14, 2011
Revolution Books, NY, NY, October 2, 2011
Illusion Theater, Minneapolis, MN, July 14-17, 2011
Holy Cross College, South Bend, IN, April 15, 2011
Busboys and Poets, Washington, D.C., March 17, 2011

The Cell, NYC, October 27-31 2010
Mile Square Theatre, October 20-24 2010
3LD Technology Center, October 13-17 2010
The Wild Project, October 6-10 2010

The play was developed with readings at The Lark Play Development Center, Alwan Center for the Arts and Intersections International, as well as a residency at Groton School in Groton, MA.

The play was commissioned and produced in New York by Intersections International