Grant Recipient Details

Location

Putney, VT

Artist
Sandglass Theater, Putney, VT
Project Title
Babylon: Journeys of Refugees
Fiscal Year Awarded
2019
Grant or Program
National Theater Project Creation & Touring Grant
Grant Amount
$45,000

Babylon: Journeys of Refugees is a high energy response to the world wide refugee crisis and it’s impact on communities in the United States. Using puppets and moving panoramic scrolls, five actor/singer/puppeteers tell refugees’ stories in original four-part choral songs. Working with the USCRI Vermont (US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants), Sandglass conducted research and interviews with new residents who came to the US as refugees. These interviews provided core material for Babylon’s exploration of their flights, immigration, and the challenges of resettlement. Babylon looks at the relationship of refugees to their homelands, lost and new, and the conflicts that exist within the countries to which they flee. 

PROJECTED TOURING AVAILABILITY

Currently Available

TOUR COORDINATOR

Eric Bass | eric@sandglasstheater.org
Artistic Director
Sandglass Theater
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