“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!
|Sketches written and directed by|
|It’s Time||Madelief Maria Lenders|
|New Connection||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|
|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
Tenebrous Brothers Carnival – Intermission Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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