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TROJANS UK 23/24
NEW DRAMA WORKSHOPS FOR A NEW ADAPTATION OF EURIPIDES’ ANTI-WAR TRAGEDY, THE TROJAN WOMEN
Chelsea Theatre, 7 World’s End Place, World's End Estate, SW10 0DR,
COMING SOON - NEW PODCAST:
WHY AM I IN YOUR COUNTRY?
We are also launching our podcast, Why Am I In Your Country?
Each episode features someone explaining what exactly drove them to leave their home, and what it’s like arriving in the UK, and living here as a refugee/asylum-seeker.
TROJANS UK 22-23-24 TOUR
Following on from our previous ten years of highly acclaimed productions, and commissioned by K+C Festival, Trojan Women Project is running a combined psycho-social support and advocacy drama project with the Chelsea Theatre, SW10 0DR. We are currently applying for funding to take the project to other parts of the country, culminating in a London performance tour.
WHAT WE DO
Refugees and migrants are often lonely, traumatised, making their way in a new world, and have extraordinary stories to tell: of courage, determination, and overcoming tragedy. We all are driven by the same desires for safety, for hope for our families, a future, a place to live. For some people that is harder to achieve than others.
We run community drama projects with refugees, building their stories into the text of a play (The Trojan Women) and staging their stories publicly at a high artistic level.
We provide a hot meal for the group and a creche for their kids - so the participants can make friends with each other - and access to psychological counselling. Where possible, we try and help our participants into employment or education. We’ve been doing this since 2013 in Jordan, Europe and the UK, including the highly acclaimed Queens of Syria 2016 Young Vic Tour and the 2019 Trojans at the Edinburgh Festival and our 2015 Oliver! In Arabic project in Jordan.
We’re currently running a series of workshops at the Chelsea Theatre, in collaboration with Hammersmith and Fulham Council, with a view to putting on a play in the summer at the Chelsea Theatre as part of K+C Festival and in Hammersmith. We have participants from Ukraine, Afghanistan, Syria, Iran, Pakistan and other countries. Some of them were even professional performers in their own lives. The participants are very keen to continue the project.
Our August 2022 productions with K+C Festival and FT Weekend Festival were highly acclaimed.These drama workshops are a continuation of the TROJANS UK 22 project.
You can watch the TROJANS UK 22, K+C Festival 2022, Playground Theatre production on YouTube. .
TROJANS UK 22; 2 MINUTE TRAILER : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UeKZELPivg
TROJANS UK 22; PLAYGROUND THEATRE K+C FESTIVAL 30 MINUTE ‘SHARING’:
WHAT WE NEED
We are raising £193,000 to run the workshops for a total of 9 months, put on a public performance, and launch the podcast. We have raised £128,880 in cash and in kind support so far. We are also approaching other donors such as the Lottery for part-funding. We would love your support.
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