Creating a platform for Syrian refugees to
tell their own stories through drama
The Trojan Women Project has been creating joint therapeutic drama and advocacy projects for Syrian refugees in Jordan, Europe and the UK since 2013. We also make documentaries about our projects so as to allow the voices of our participants to be heard as widely as possible.
Trojan Women Project (Trojan Women Scotland CIC SC605938) was founded by two Bosnia veterans, the award-winning foreign correspondent and film-maker Charlotte Eagar and her husband, the award-winning filmmaker William Stirling in 2013. Syria Trojan Women Project was inspired by years of working with refugees and seeing the depression, loneliness, boredom and misery they can suffer in exile.
The key to our project is producing pieces of drama and/or film which combine being of the highest possible artistic standard with a benefit to the Syrian and host community participants.
Highlights include our four-star reviewed Edinburgh Festival 2019 performance of The Trojans, an adaptation of Euripides’ Trojan Women, with a cast of Glasgow-based Syrian refugees; the five-star reviewed Queens of Syria UK 2016 tour, co-produced with the Young Vic and Developing Artists; Oliver in Arabic! our highly acclaimed 2015 first ever Arabic adapation of the musical, Oliver!, in Jordan, with a junior cast of Syrian refugees; our 2014-15 radio drama, We Are All Refugees/Welcome to Zaatari – written and performed by Syrian and Jordanian professionals and refugees, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Arabic; and 2013’s Syria: The Trojan Women, our original adaptation of Euripides’ with an all-female cast of Syrian refugees living in Jordan.
We are backed by Prospero World, a UK registered charity, no. 1163952