TROJANS UK 23
Trojans UK 22 showing at the Playground Theatre performance film trailer.
11th JULY 2023
A NEW ADAPTATION OF EURIPIDES’ ANTI-WAR TRAGEDY,
THE TROJAN WOMEN
In partnership with the Chelsea Theatre, 7 World's End Place, World’s End Estate, London, SW10 0DR
With a cast of UK-based Ukrainian, Afghan, Syrian and other refugees and asylum seekers from all over the world.
Trojans UK 22 Playground Theatre K+C Festival August 2022
Following on from our previous ten years of highly acclaimed productions, and commissioned by K+C Festival, Trojan Women Project is running a new combined psycho-social support and advocacy drama project with the Chelsea Theatre, SW10.
TROJANS UK 22-23
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 partnership 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. You can watch the K+C 2022 production on youtube.
TRAILER TROJANS UK 22:
PLAYGROUND THEATRE K+C FESTIVAL 30 MINUTE ‘SHARING’
This is the next step in our plan to roll this project out round the UK with a series of drama workshops and local productions, before returning to London in two years’ time with a full production. We’re currently applying to the Lottery to do projects in Stirling, Bradford, Manchester and London.
Schools and Universities
We frequently do screenings and Q&A’s at schools and universities in the UK, the US and Europe, and are studied on the syllabus at several US universities, including UCLA. We’ve done screenings at Oxford, Edinburgh, St Andrews, Godolphin and Latimer, Princeton, Yale, University of Texas, Columbia, to name a few.
What we need
We are raising £136,000 to run the workshops for another 4 months and put on a public performance. We currently have £63,880 in cash and in kind support. We are also approaching other donors such as the Lottery for part-funding.
We would love your support.