Home Again 2016-12-16T22:58:47+00:00

Home Again

“The options we had were to escape and come here, or to die.”

The words were echoed by many asylum seekers. A refugee’s journey starts off with an extremely tough decision that they need to make: whether or not to leave behind everything that is familiar to them and to start over. With sketches based on the diverse stories, we intend on ripping off the  label “refugee”.

Home Again is a compilation of contemporary sketches and a monologue on refugees’ journeys and their integration within our society. Each sketch shows different characters and a different part of their journey.

A young man is torn apart by the decision of leaving behind his fiancee and to secure their future in a safer place, or to stay behind with her, fearing death. A woman feels scared and isolated in the country she fled to, because everybody tells her she doesn’t belong here. A student sees his classmates disappearing one by one and is fearing his own future. These are just a few examples of the stories Home Again tells.

HOME AGAIN Official Trailer 

The sketches and the monologue were written by WOW-EFFECT Theater itself, after interviews with many asylum seekers and volunteers. The scenes were developed through a combination of theatre exercises and improvisations. All profits go to the Red Cross for refugee support.
Being a theatre group with many international participants and part of different cultures, we felt this would be a good opportunity to let go of labels and accept people for who they are. With Home Again, we aim to start a dialogue.

Home Again can be booked by sending us a request on our contact form.

Join us in breaking the barriers! In removing labels! Be part of a change! 

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Credits and Crew

Sketches written and directed by
Goodbye Andrea Marchese
It’s Time Madelief Maria Lenders
Dreamland Tulya Kavaklioglu
Human  Huzefa Zaveri
New Connection  Xiaoji Song
Monologue  Xiaoji Song
 Producer Xiaoji Song, Tulya Kavaklioglu

Encore: Tanya de Kruijff, Sarah Fünke

Director and Editor Tanya de Kruijff
Marketing Sarah Fünke, Tulya Kavaklioglu
Graphic Design & Makeup Sarah Fünke
Stage Management Sarah Fünke, Burhan Pagdhiwala
Light Ruud Mol
Sound Ruud Mol, Sufian Sasila

Special Thanks to:

Refugees and volunteers who helped us in interviews and stories:
Fady Ramzy, Sufian Sasila, Ahmad Sasila, Maria Schneider-Bless, Mohammed Hnnan

Music used:

Tenebrous Brothers Carnival – Intermission Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

The Original Cast

Xiaoji Song
Xiaoji Song
Tulya Kavaklıoğlu
Tulya Kavaklıoğlu
Huzefa Zaveri
Huzefa Zaveri
Ashwin Sinai Netravalkar
Ashwin Sinai Netravalkar
Alexandru Romanescu
Alexandru Romanescu
Veronika Merkel
Veronika Merkel
Madelief Maria Lenders
Madelief Maria Lenders
Burhan Pagdhiwala
Burhan Pagdhiwala
Rohit Gurlhosur
Rohit Gurlhosur
Andrea Marchese
Andrea Marchese

This production is sponsored by