Millennium Stage: No Place Called Home
Date: June 30, 2012 (Wednesday)
Time: 6:00 P.M.
Place: Millennium Stage of the Kennedy Center (directions)
Tickets: Free and open to the public on a first-come-first-serve basis No Place Called Home is a new play written and performed by Kim Schultz, with original score composed and performed by Amikaeyla Gaston, direction by Sarah Cameron Sunde, and commissioned and produced in New York City by Intersections International. In the fall of 2009, Intersections International led a delegation of eight American artists from many different disciplines on a three week fact-finding mission through Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria as part of the Iraqi Voices Amplification Project (IVAP). Their goal was to use the power of the arts to call attention to one of the most pressing and under-reported humanitarian crisis issues of our time: the displacement of more than four million Iraqis as a result of the military intervention in Iraq. During their time in the Near East, the delegation entered into conversations with hundreds of refugees at community centers and in their homes. Upon their return, the artists began creating series of artistic 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 one such piece. Video: