Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 8:00p -
Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 10:00p
The Modern Theatre, Suffolk University
525 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
Art, Date Idea, Lectures & Conferences, Performing Arts, Social Good, University
Puppet Showplace Theater's Puppets at Night series for adults and teens presents
BABYLON: JOURNEYS of REFUGEES by Sandglass Theater
January 24-26 at 8:00pm
El Salvador. Burundi. Syria. Afghanistan.
Vermont's acclaimed Sandglass Theater honors the stories of New England's refugees with skillful puppetry, scrolling artwork, and exquisite song. Working with the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program, Sandglass artists interviewed resettled refugees in order to gain first hand insight into their plight, trauma, and the challenges of resettlement. The artists work with simple means, not much more than someone could carry with them as they flee. In BABYLON, the blending of actual testimony with unreal figures gives audiences a startlingly new perspective into how we can respond to the enormity of the global refugee crisis.
Each performance will be followed by a conversation with local refugee advocates and Boston community leaders.
BABYLON is presented in partnership with The Suffolk University Theatre Department and the Ford Hall Forum. It is made possible with generous support from the New England Foundation for the Arts.