With the refugees crisis becoming more and more prominent in the news, with threats or more war in the Middle East and further displacement of people, we feel, as artist, the need to use theatre to make sense of what is going on around us.
LegalAliens’ project Between the Devil and the Deep Blue sea has two purposes
– Offer theatre workshops to refugees and asylum seekers, based on Augusto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed, in order for them not only to share their stories but to try and make sense of their experiences, the differences between expectations and the reality of their new “host” country, understand the real meaning of language and culture – there’s a lot of talking about “befriending” but what is really a friend? What does the word mean in different languages, which kind of responsibilities it carries?
– Create a play inspired by the stories we hear as well as multimedia events featuring photos, videos, audio contributions and art.
We’ve created a Facebook page, called Between the devil and the deep blue sea (https://www.facebook.com/migratingstories/?fref=ts) and we invite anyone who has a story to contribute